Summer Reading begins Thursday, June 8!
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!
Summer Reading at Brooklyn Public Library kicks off on Thursday, June 8 with free, fun activities and entertainment from 10:30am until 3pm on the Central Library Plaza. This year, the Plaza will be transformed into a maker space with projects for all ages! (In case of rain or extreme weather conditions, this event will be held indoors in the Youth Wing, Dweck Center and Lobby.)
All library branches will host Summer Reading sign up events from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday, June 8, 2017.
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. See the prize drawing rules for complete info.
NYC Summer Reading 2017 booklists
The NYC Summer Reading booklists are created 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. Students will have a good chance of finding these books at the library because we have many copies available.
You can read what you like this summer, but for tips on great books, try our recommendations:
|Booklists online||Downloadable lists (PDF)||LARGE PRINT lists|
Want a personalized Summer Reading list? Librarians to the rescue! Click here to try BookMatch!
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, www.summerreading.org. Please contact your local neighborhood library or write us at email@example.com to schedule a visit.
Share information about our Summer Reading program with your students or community with this downloadable presentation: SummerReading2017.pdf
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 http://brooklyn.bibliocommons.com/.
Events & Classes
- summer reading kickoff
- summer reading
What Do I Read Next? Librarian secrets for finding your new favorite book6:30 pm, Pacific Library
- Preschool & Pre-K
- Middle School
- High School