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Buffalo-Area Libraries: Digital Summer Reading

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Flickr are not typically websites you associate with reading, but libraries in the Buffalo and Erie County Library Systems are using them to encourage participation in their summer reading programs. This year, a record-breaking 37 libraries are taking part in the children’s reading challenge. Borrowing books through Overdrive and submitting/reading online […]

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Bearport Publishing and CSLP Offer Free Science eBooks for Children

Bearport Publishing has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to offer member libraries 10 FREE eBooks from their Science Slam! program. These books, which can supplement Fizz! Boom! Read!, feature exciting science concepts, outstanding photographs, and easy-to-do activities/experiments for children pre-kindergarten through third grade. To access your free eBooks, visit and enter […]

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Summer Reading is for Adults, Too

While summer reading programs are typically aimed at children and teens, more and more libraries across New York State are expanding their programs to include adults. This year, to keep with the science theme, CSLP’s adult summer reading slogan is, “Literary Elements.” At the East Meadow Public Library, patrons 21 and older are encouraged to […]

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Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents

Together—Book Talk for Kids and Parents is a reading and discussion program for families from the New York Council for the Humanities. Parents and their 9- to 11-year-old children come together at their local library to discuss important humanities themes through shared reading. This program is available to all New York State public libraries and […]

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Summer Reading at the Seneca Falls Library

The Seneca Falls Library is getting ready to Fizz! Boom! Read! with their annual Summer Reading Program. Throughout the summer, children will play a board game called Hungry Hungry Scientists. For each program attended, they will roll a die and move their game pieces along the board, collecting prizes at designated spaces. Programs will include the Mad Scientist Book […]

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Albany Public Library Announces New Children’s Library Card and Annual Summer Reading Program

Along with warmer weather, the summer has brought about new and exciting opportunities for children to get involved at the library. Local officials from Albany Public Library, the City of Albany, and the City School District of Albany came together for a press conference at City Hall on June 13th to announce literacy initiatives that […]

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