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!

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 2018 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

Books for Babies

Books for Toddlers

Books for Preschool and Pre-K

Booklist for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Booklist in English, Spanish and Chinese

Booklist for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers Booklist in English, Spanish and Chinese

Books for Kindergarten & Grade 1

Books for Grades 2 & 3

Books for Grades 4 & 5

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Booklist

Kindergarten to Grade 5 Booklist

Books for Middle School

Books for High School

Teen Booklist

Teen Booklist

Books for Adults

Adult Booklist

Adult Booklist

Books in Spanish /Libros en Español

Spanish All Ages Booklist

Spanish All Ages Booklist


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 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.

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. logo
NYC Summer Reading Booklist School Age Grades K-5
NYC Summer Reading Booklist Middle School and Teens


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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