Summer Reading 2017
Build a better world through reading! Grow your mind while discovering a great story. Share ideas and understand different perspectives. Books are the tools you need to learn new things, get inspired, and find ways to help our communities.
The Library is here to give you everything you need to lay the foundation for your reading journey this summer and beyond.
Start with this reading list (en español) for great book picks chosen by our librarians for all ages. Get tips on how to find books, or use the calendar and book log to keep you reading throughout the summer.
Babies, Toddlers & Pre-K | Grades K-5 | Teens | Adults | Braille and Talking Books for Kids & Teens
There’s more to help you keep going throughout the year! Visit your local branch for free programs and activities for all ages—from story times to workshops, games, and more.
Summer Reading Events
Win a Trip to a Yankees Game
ENTER THE 2017 SUMMER READING ESSAY CONTEST
How can reading help build a better world? Write an essay about how the book you’re reading—or about how books in general—can help make the world a better place. Then enter for a chance to see the Yankees, meet a player, and take a bow on the field. Visit your local library to submit your entry in person, or send entries by mail:
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The New York Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is generously funded by HSBC Bank USA; New York Yankees Foundation; The Rona Jaffe Foundation; HBO®; Richmond County Savings Foundation; Pine Tree Foundation of New York, Inc.; May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc.; anonymous donors, and the continuing major support of the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Family Endowment for Young Audience