Summer Reading 2014

Summer Reading 2014

Summer Reading is a great way to connect with other readers and read what you want at your own pace. You can also participate in fun, free activities. Declare yourself a Summer Reader at your library and online at

This year's theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, celebrates the magic of science and learning. We're offering Summer Science Club programs and 3D games and videos to enhance the fun! Stop in to any local library to pick up a reading list, Gameboard or Challenge, and a pair of 3D glasses. For events for all ages throughout the summer, visit our events calendar

Play the Summer Reading Game!

Everyone who finishes a Summer Reading Gameboard or Challenge will be entered into a drawing for iPads, Beats headphones, Buddyphones, and Sparki robots. Prize drawing details and rules are here

Summer Reading 2014

  • Kids, as you read and do activities on the Robot Engineers Gameboard, you will learn about robotics and earn stickers along the way. Our Robot Engineers Gameboard players can find helpful robotics info on these pages: 

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  • Tweens, teens, and adults, complete your Summer Reading Challenge to turn in your prize drawing entry form to a librarian. 

 Congratulations to all the kids and teens who entered our Baseball Book Review Contest! The winners represented BPL on the field at Yankee Stadium Thursday, August 21!2014 Baseball Book Review winners on the field at Yankee Stadium







NYC Summer Reading 2014 booklists
Click on the links below to open a printable PDF.

Teachers and Community Leaders

  • In June our Librarians visit schools, child care centers and community groups to bring free booklists and other giveaways. We give entertaining booktalks, read stories, and tell students about our free summer activities and the Summer Reading website, Please contact your local neighborhood library or write us at to schedule a visit.
  • The NYC Summer Reading booklists are made by Librarians from the three public library systems (Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Library) and the Department of Education's School Library Services office. Your students will have a good chance of finding these books at the library because we have many copies available. 
  • If you recommend other Summer Reading books to your students, be sure that there are enough copies available in the public library. Check the Brooklyn Public Library catalog first at