For the summer of 2014, Hunger Solutions New York has again partnered with the Summer Reading at New York Libraries to provide summer meals to children in low-income areas at the local public libraries. This year 56 libraries across the state participated in the program, a record number of participating libraries. Information about the partnership […]
Summer Reading News
As part of the Summer Reading Program at the Hampton Bays Public Library, teens paired up with children and read to the animals at the Southampton Animal Shelter.
With another month of summer left, you might be asking yourself, “What should I read next?” Here is a list of the 2014 Top Ten Best Fiction Books for Young Adults, compiled by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
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 […]
Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin Summer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Several area libraries are making adults, parents and otherwise, a priority in the months during which programming is usually reserved for when students are out of school. 7/17/14 – Adults between the ages of 45 and 65 make up the largest group of readers […]
At the Hazard Library in Poplar Ridge, there is summer reading fun for everyone. Along with Fizz! Boom! Read!, patrons can also take part in two additional programs offered at the library. The Family Summer Program, which takes place on Thursday mornings, includes a series of entertaining performances by storytellers, jugglers, musicians, and more. On […]
Offering a craft after storytime is a time-honored tradition in many libraries, but for one Iowa youth-services librarian, it was a reluctant habit. She decided to stray away from the make-and-take craft and opted instead for activity centers that are more suited for 2 and 3-year-olds. These centers, which stem from Iowa’s Every Child Reads […]
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 www.BearportPublishing.com/SummerReading and enter […]
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 […]
The Albany Public Library is holding a Teen Summer Reading Instagram Challenge as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries. To participate, teens take a pictures and use the tag @albanypubliclibraryny or use the hastag #aplsrp on their uploaded image. Each week has a theme for what pictures to take, and this week the […]