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Summer Reading Program

All Together Now poster featuring children carrying books

Every year, New York libraries sponsor the Summer Reading at New York Libraries program for children and teens.

The theme of the 2023 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program is All Together Now.

Summer Reading Book Lists offer a variety of titles about kindness, friendship, and unity. Each title indicates whether titles are available in braille or audio format.

To order titles, you may contact our library, request books through the online catalog, or download titles instantly through BARD. If you do not have a BARD account, please visit our BARD registration page.

Summer Reading Virtual Events Provided by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS)

This summer, the NLS and collaborated with librarians to create virtual events for all ages that are available to talking book library patrons nationwide. Events include author talks, a kickoff event, a story time and music.  These events use Zoom, require registration, and are live and won't be recorded.

Schedule of Events

Last Updated: July 11, 2023