Summer Reading 2015

Summer Reading begins Thursday, June 4!

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

Join the party!
Brooklyn's Summer Reading Kickoff is happening on Thursday, June 4th at Central Library from 10:00am to 3:30pm. Sign up the whole family for Summer Reading, and join us for a free family celebration with live music and superhero challenges! All library branches will host Summer Reading signup events from 2 to 4 pm on Thursday, June 4.


Attention Baseball Fans! 
Send us your review of a baseball book for a chance to be our special guest on the field at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, August 26. Details here on how to enter!

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.
  • 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. 

Summer Reading 2015 support and sponsors