Summer Reading 2015

Calling all Brooklyn Summer Readers!

Summer is a great time to read what you like, to learn new things, and have fun with friends. Find free programs and events for all ages throughout the summer on our events calendar. Declare yourself a Summer Reader at your library and online at

Play the Summer Reading Games!
Everyone who finishes a Summer Reading Gameboard or Summer Challenge will be entered into a drawing for a set of books personally chosen for each winner. Prize drawing details and rules are here. 

•Kids, as you read and do activities on the Every Hero Has a Story Gameboard, you will create a superhero identity and earn stickers along the way. Our superhero gameboard players can find helpful info to complete their challenges at

•Tweens, teens, and adults, complete your Summer Challenge and turn in your prize drawing entry form to a librarian by Friday, August 28th. 

NYC Summer Reading 2015 booklists
You can read what you like this summer, but for tips on great books, try our recommendations:

Teachers and Community Leaders

  • In May and 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.
  • Share information about our Summer Reading program with your students or community with this downloadable presentation:SummerReading2015.pdf
  • 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. 
  • This easy-to-use database includes lesson plans, QR code flyers, video book trailers, and original movies and audio recordings with exceptional authors and illustrators. 

  • 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

Summer Reading 2015 support and sponsors