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Summer Reading at New York Libraries


Collaborative Summer Library Programexternal link

  • Read Up!external link: A free 26-page resource for Summer Food Service Program sites and other feeding sites outside of libraries, featuring easy-to-implement enrichment activities that support reading, creativity, and fun.
  • 2021 Teen Video Challenge Winnersexternal link: The 5 official winners have been named for the 2021 CSLP Teen Video Challenge! This national contest encouraged teens to create short videos promoting reading and library use, and interpreting the CSLP theme of Tails and Tales. The videos are creative and inspiring and can be used by libraries and schools to promote teen library programs and Summer Reading. Four out of the five winning videos are from New York State!
3 Apples Award

3 Apples Book Awardexternal link is a joint award from the two youth divisions of the New York Library Association: the Section of School Librarians (SSL) and the Youth Services Section (YSS).

Day by Day NY Family Literacy Calendar

DayByDayexternal link is a virtual, early literacy calendar, with content that changes daily for parents and caregivers to use with their children.

Find Summer Meals

Contact Sharon Phillips at the Division of Library Development, New York State Library, Albany, NY 12230; 518-486-4863

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: October 21, 2021ober 21, 2021