Summer Reading at New York Libraries logoLegislators Support Summer Reading

As a former teacher, I know how important it is to encourage students to continue reading during the summer months. The Summer Reading Program gives children a chance to learn, explore and discover new things in a good book. I hope students and parents take advantage of this great program and all the tremendous opportunities available at our public libraries. -- Senator Carl L. Marcellino, chair of the Senate Education Committee

The State Library’s summer reading program is a wonderful initiative that benefits children throughout the state. The program connects families with their local libraries and helps excite and challenge children. By encouraging kids to read, this program can help instill a love of reading while also enabling students to improve their reading skills over the summer. -- Senator Hugh T. Farley, chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Libraries

The annual summer reading program is a great resource for both our parents and students. I would encourage them to take advantage of this great program by visiting many of the participating local libraries around the state.-- Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, chair of the Assembly Education Committee

Summertime is a good time to improve our physical and mental fitness. With school out, reading and learning shouldn’t stop. The summer reading program is fun and is great exercise for the mind. -- Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Libraries and Educational Technology

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: July 1, 2016 -- asm