Calling all Brooklyn Summer Readers!
Starting Saturday, June 1st, Summer Reading 2019 launches with "A Universe of Stories" as the theme at all locations with fun programs and activities for all ages. Join us for live music, story time, scavenger hunts and special performances.
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!
Check out the Summer Reading Challenges!
NYC Summer Reading booklists
This year's Summer Reading booklists are created by librarians from Brooklyn Public Library and New York Public Library. Students will have a better chance of finding these books at the library because we have many copies available.
You can read what you like during the 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 at the library. Please contact your local neighborhood library or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a visit.
Coming soon! A downloadable presentation to share information about our Summer Reading program with your students or community.
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 https://borrow.bklynlibrary.org.
Events & Classes
- summer reading
- summer reading kickoff
Summer Reading Spring Cleaning
- Baby, Toddler and Preschool
- Grades Kindergarten & 1
- Grades 2 & 3
- Middle School
- High School
Hidden figures : the untold true story of four African-American women who helped launch our nation into spaceShetterly, Margot Lee
Super late bloomer : my early days in transition : an up and out collectionKaye, Julia, 1988- author, illustrator.