Welcome to Summer Reading 2021 for children!

Reading with your baby, toddler or preschooler is a special experience. Sharing stories develops language skills, helps kids get ready for school, and is fun!

Sign up your baby, toddler or preschooler to join your library’s summer reading program. Browse our booklists and visit your public library for more great books and ideas.

Share books, share ideas. Read and write reviews of the books you are reading and connect with other parents and children.

Have fun! On this site you’ll find a variety of activities, fun printables, fingerplays, reading tips, and ideas for family adventures close to home.

New York State Library

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.