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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

Interested in having a librarian speak to your class about Summer Reading at Brooklyn Public Library? Please fill out this form and someone from our School Outreach team will respond.

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



Major support provided by the New York Life Foundation, the 2020 city-wide sponsor for the Summer Reading Program.

Lead support for Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading 2020 program is provided by the National Grid Foundation.

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

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