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This summer, Build a Better World! Have fun exploring New York's history, diversity and culture. These four reading lists are designed for reading enjoyment, to provide a "flavor" of New York and spark an interest in the fascinating story of New York State.

Build a Better World! -- 2017 Summer Reading at New York Libraries children's poster, in conjunction with the national Collaborative Summer Library Program. Image is copyrighted by CSLP.

Reading Lists [in .PDF format; includes all lists below; 1.51 meg]PDF icon

  • Reading List Introduction [.PDF PDF icon; 392k]
  • Build a Better World! Explore New York -- Picture Books [.PDF PDF icon; 272k]
  • Build a Better World! Explore New York -- Elementary Level [.PDF PDF icon; 272k]
  • Build a Better World! Explore New York -- Tween [.PDF PDF icon; 301k]
  • Build a Better World! Explore New York -- Teen and up [.PDF PDF icon; 334k]

Bookmarks (coming soon)

Booklists created by the New York State Library, in partnership with the New York Library Association’s Youth Services Section and School Library Media Section.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded 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.
Last Updated: March 23, 2017 -- asm