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!

Play the Summer Reading Games!
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:

Booklists online Downloadable lists (PDF) LARGE PRINT lists

Books for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers


Booklist for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers in English and Spanish


Booklist for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers in English and Spanish

Books for Kindergarten & Grade 1

Books for Grades 2 & 3

Books for Grades 4 & 5

Libros para Grados K-5 = Escuela Primaria

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Booklist

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Booklist

Books for Middle School

Books for High School

Libros para Escuela Intermedia y Escuela Secundaria

Teen Booklist

Teen Booklist


NYC Español Summer Reading 2019 Listas de Libros

NYC Español Summer Reading 2019 Listas de Libros


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 to schedule a visit.

Coming soon! A downloadable presentation to share information about our Summer Reading program with your students or community.

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


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