Summer Reading 2016 Happenings!

And they’re off! Readers across the state have leapt into Summer Reading with local library events based on the 2016 slogan “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” ! Here are a few highlights from libraries across the state.

Teens at Lincoln Library get ready for some strenuous reading by making tie-dyed t-shirts at their Summer Reading launch party. Olympic fencer Iris Zimmerman came to the library and gave the kids a talk and a hands-on fencing lesson.  Next week they will be making some super fun bouncy balls!

Teens at the Lincoln Library learning to fence.

At New York Public Library, teens and tweens between the ages of 10 and 18 got in the reading game at the Aguilar Branch of NYPL. Teens and tweens receive a scratch off ticket for participating in various reading related activities throughout the summer. They can receive a ticket for checking out a book, attending a program, volunteering, or writing a teen pick review. This ticket gives the reader a chance to win any one of a number of fun prizes- from advanced reader books, to t-shirts, or even the grand prize- two tickets to a Yankee’s game!

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Locate your local library and check out the summer reading happenings !

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Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.