Coming soon…2022 Summer Reading and Oceans of Possibilities!

Collaborative Summer Library Program Summer Symposium

Symposium Records are now available. Click below to access!

Public libraries have wrapped up their Summer Reading programs for 2021, and as usual, they have done an excellent job of keeping students and families engaged and learning during the summer months. We hope you were able to participate through your local public library this past summer. For 2022, the official theme is all things water and ocean related, so library staff are already hard at work planning exciting programs and events for Oceans of Possibilities! Public libraries will be reaching out to their school counterparts to collaborate on working together to provide learning activities and enriching events for students of all ages during the coming summer. Summertime means a chance to explore new books, e-books and other resources, learn new skills, and check out virtual and in person programs and activities. It’s the perfect time to discover what your local library has to offer!

To sign up for Summer Reading ​and Summer Learning and find out what YOUR local library ​has planned, be sure to check out your local library’s website in the coming months. Students, parents and educators can also find updated information, resources, and activities for summer reading in the tabs above. And don’t forget that your school library has a wealth of fantastic online resources too! Questions about Summer Reading? Contact Sharon B. Phillips, Youth Services Program Manager for the New York State Library, Division of Library Development at



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Summer Reading and the Summer Slide

Summer Slide is the loss of skills during the time students are not in school.” Reading during the summer helps prevent the summer slide. Learn more in the Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report.

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