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CALLING All KIDS & TEENS!

The Library is bubbling with excitement this summer! Take The New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge from June through August and EXPERIMENT with new ideas, BUILD new skills, and EARN prizes and achievements.

Talk to a librarian to sign up, set your reading goals, and earn your first achievement. Or find programs and resources for your age group below. Even ADULTS can join the fun!

Summer Reading is about staying sharp while out of school. Studies show that kids who read regularly during summer vacation keep up or even move ahead in school, while ones who don’t often slide backward.

Kids: Sign up now!

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Teens: Sign up now!

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Adults: Sign up now!

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Summer Reading Kickoff Party!

Celebrate the start of NYPL’s Summer Reading Challenge at this FREE daylong event for kids and teens featuring hands-on activities, music, and more.

Wednesday, June 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Seward Park Library, Manhattan

 

KIDS

To get started, ask a librarian for the Kids 2014 Summer Reading Activity Book & Book List. You’ll find recommended books for babies through Grade 5. PLUS, you can set your personal Summer Reading goal, log your books, and earn stickers and prizes. Or sign up and get started online, then visit your local library to find out what prizes you can win.

Summer Reading Book Lists, Lab Book, & Book Log for Kids

Celebrate Summer Reading at Your Branch!

Libraries across NYPL host Summer Reading Kickoff Parties in June and Final Celebrations in August. Check back at the end of May for details or ask at your local library.

Science Clubs & Hands-On Workshops

Build cars and robots, learn about machines, and observe live animals at the Library! Join a weekly Science Club for kids at select libraries. Or sign up for a four-week session of Buzzy Bots and Crawly Creatures at multiple locations this summer.

TEENS

Explorer, Mad Scientist, Genius. Who will YOU be this summer? Students in middle and high school can have fun and earn achievements and prizes with NYPL’s Summer Reading Challenge. To get started and earn your first achievement, talk to a librarian. Or sign up and get started online and then visit your local library to find out what prizes you can win.

Summer Reading Book Lists & Book Log for Teens

Celebrate Summer Reading at Your Branch!

Libraries across NYPL host Summer Reading Kickoff Parties in June and Final Celebrations in August. Check back at the end of May for details or ask at your local library.

Teen Tech Clubs & Hands-On Workshops

Learn to develop video games, websites, and apps at one of NYPL’s new Teen Tech Clubs at select branches this summer. Or sign up for a four-week session of "From Planes to Silly Putty: How Things Work," held at multiple locations in July and August. Check back at the end of May for more details.

ADULTS

Summer Reading isn’t just for kids. Adults can also join in and discover new titles recommended by our librarians. The 2014 Adult Summer Reading Book List includes novels that are guaranteed to transport readers to a range of intriguing places, from pre–Civil War Virginia to 1920s Alaska to the Amazon jungle. Nonfiction titles explore such terrain as family relationships and scientific inquiry. Sign up, find books, and log your reads online.

Summer Reading Book Lists and Book Log for Adults

 

For classic stories you can also read all summer long, check out NYPL's list of 100 Great Children's Books of the Last 100 Years.

 

¿QUÉ ES LA LECTURA DE VERANO?

El Programa de Lectura de Verano es para divertirse y mantener la mente alerta durante las vacaciones de verano. Los resultados de los estudios demuestran que los niños que leen con frecuencia en las vacaciones escolares mantienen su nivel o incluso avanzan académicamente, mientras que aquellos que no leen suelen perder su capacidad. ¡Empieza en el programa! Habla con el bibliotecario de tu barrio para inscribirte.

 

SUMMER READING 2014 SPONSORS

The New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is generously funded by HSBC Bank USA; New York Yankees; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; HBO®; The Polo Ralph Lauren Foundation; New York State Library's Family Literacy Library Services grant program; Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Inc.; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; and anonymous donors.

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