The New York State Library has been busy getting ready for the 2015 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program. This coming year’s theme is “Every Hero Has a Story.” All of the flyers listed below, as well as other materials, can be downloaded and printed from the New York State Library Summer Reading at New York […]
Summer Reading News
New York State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries Bernard A. Margolis announced today that 1.9 million children and teens throughout New York State participated in Summer Reading at New York Libraries at their local libraries during the summer of 2014. Research has shown that children who continue to read during the summer vacation perform […]
For the summer of 2014, Hunger Solutions New York has again partnered with Summer Reading at New York Libraries to provide summer meals to children in low-income areas at the local public libraries. We initially reported that 56 libraries across the state participated in the program. The newest numbers came in and it was actually […]
New York State, as part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) sponsored 2015 Teen Video Challenge. New York State has taken part in the Teen Video Challenge every year since 2011. Teens in New York State are invited to create a 30 to 90 second […]
The Chili Public Library had a great summer with the Fizz, Boom, Read Summer Reading Program. One of the library’s pages made a robot that held weekly prizes (see picture below left). And at the library’s annual Truck Show patrons came out to sit vehicles run by the town, like the fire truck pictured below. […]
The Chazy Public Library had a fun summer exploring this year’s summer reading theme “Fizz, Boom, Read”. They had a kickoff program called “Fizzing with Wonder, Booming with Delight” by the storytelling duo the Storycrafters. Weekly story time guests included: the Reading Man Stan Ransom, Kristin McAuliffe, the local Girl Scout troop, and Kindred Spirit […]
The Comsewogue Public Library had great fun this summer and celebrated the end of the Summer Reading Program with a finale, pictured below.
This summer, the Au Sable Forks Free Library had weekly story time. One guest reader was Katie Haig with her puppet Lamb Chop (below left). Notable children’s author Brian Heinz also visited the library (below right).
The Franklin Square Public Library had a fun time this summer with “Fizz, Boom, Read”, this year’s Summer Reading Program theme. They offered many summer reading programs including “Science 101”, where children learned about friction, kinetic and potential energy, and density, and a 2014 Summer Reading Club Party, featuring a show by the National Circus […]
Just because the Summer Reading Program has ended for the year does not mean that we have stopped reading and celebrating books. Banned Books Week is this week, September 21-27, 2014, and the national focus is on comics and graphic novels. Graphic novels are being challenged all over the world. To learn more visit: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/comics/article/63682-how-graphic-are-these-novels.html […]