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Calling all Brooklyn Summer Readers!

Have FUN this summer with books, activities, and virtual programs from Brooklyn Public Library! Summer is the time to read what you love – and love what you read, to make you laugh, send shivers up your spine, transport you to another time or place, answer questions, or offer comfort in stressful times.

Read what you like this summer or choose from our booklist suggestions. Most books on the lists are available in digital formats such as eBooks or eAudio books. Find a complete schedule of virtual programs including storytimes, game time, arts and crafts and performances on our events calendar.

Sign up for Summer Reading at Beanstack for activity suggestions all summer long.

NEW! We have an original Brooklyn Public Library Summer Reading song!

Play it to listen and dance along!
"Read What You Love"
Written by Sheneatha Frison and Alex Fraser; Performed by Sheneatha Frison

View the lyrics to sing along.
Summer's here, Brooklyn's the place to be
'Cause Brooklyn Public Library's got what you need.
For fun programs and activities
And we've got that book that you can't wait to read.

Is it a thriller to send shivers all up your spine?
A book to take you to another place or time?
You want fantasy, comedy or something true?
It doesn't matter ‘cause we've got it all for you!

So read what you love, love what you read!
Chorus (repeat 4 times)
Read what you love, love what you read
When summer comes, it's summer fun at Brooklyn Public Library.


Brooklyn BookMatch

Get personalized reading recommendations!

Try Brooklyn Public Library’s free service, Bklyn BookMatch. Complete a short form and a BPL librarian will create a custom list of five titles for you. You can expect a response within approximately two weeks.

Adults Teens Kids  



New Bookmatch Summer Reading Booklists



Major support provided by the New York Life Foundation, the 2021 city-wide sponsor for Summer Reading and Learning Programs.

Lead support for Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading 2021 program is provided by the National Grid Foundation.

The program is supported by Con Edison and Macy’s.

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