Welcome to 2020 Summer Reading at

New York Libraries!

Listen to State Education Commissioner Shannon Tahoe read “Oh the Places You’ll Go!” and kick off the 2020 Summer Reading season! – Press release and video


Summertime means a chance to explore new books and e-books, learn new skills, and check out resources, programs and activities through Summer Reading at New York Libraries. It’s the perfect time for students of all ages to see what their local library has to offer! The 2020 summer reading slogan and theme is “Imagine Your Story,” a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and sharing your own unique story and voice. This year, libraries across the state will be offering a selection of exciting online and virtual programming – special events, reading challenges, fun activities, and more – throughout the summer months from June through August. To sign up for Summer Reading and find out what YOUR local library has planned for summer reading and summer learning programs, check out your local library’s website . You can also find all sorts of 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 summer resources too! Libraries across the state look forward to seeing you this year for Summer Reading and Learning 2020!

Link to a YouTube video announcing the stories: https://youtu.be/f2vSVoIk92Y

Promote on social media via:#ImagineYourStory

Promote Summer Reading at your local library using the PSA at www.cslpreads.org!



Read the August newsletter here.

Read the Spring  YSS newsletter here.

Summer Reading and the Summer Slide

Summer Reading Summer Slide Data Graphic

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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