New York State Library

Promote Your Summer Reading Program

Tips and Suggestions

  • Libraries across New York use the annual theme and materials provided by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to create a summer reading and learning program geared towards the needs of their local communities. The NYS Library creates additional themed materials to help libraries plan and promote their summer reading programs.
  • Access the online manual on the CSLP website to gain access to extensive program resources, graphics, clip art and banners, and tutorials to promote summer programs.
  • Use the CSLP clip art and other materials to create your own materials.
  • Public libraries can share the CSLP manual, official artwork, and materials for Summer Reading at New York Libraries with partnering schools and school libraries.
  • Connect with your local schools to schedule visits. Set up a virtual visit if you can’t visit the school in person!
  • Connect with local school librarians. Ask them to devote a class period to Summer Reading promotion and sign up!
  • Find out if your school or district distributes Summer Meals. Work with them to arrange for pop-up Summer Reading events at food distribution sites or ask to include “grab and go” activities with meals being picked up by families.
  • Publicize Summer Reading in school library newsletters; on school-related web pages; on social media; connect with the PTA to promote the program to students and families!
  • Search for and book a program or presenter by using the Performers and Programs Database.
  • Create displays that focus on this year’s summer reading theme.



Download the 2024 PSA videos to help promote Summer Reading in your community. Available in English and Spanish.

Toolkit for Schools & School Libraries (PDF)

The Summer Reading Toolkit is designed to be a handy and useful resource for schools and school libraries, where they can find relevant information about Summer Reading at New York Libraries. The strong Summer Reading partnership between schools and school libraries and public libraries in New York State benefits students of all ages by encouraging them to visit the library to learn, read, and explore all summer long. Please share this toolkit widely within your library networks and communities!

Summer Reading Logos

The NYS Library is proud to promote and support Summer Reading at New York Libraries. Access and download assets that best fit your needs.


Download flyers to help spread the word about Summer Reading across your library community.

View past and present Summer Reading posters

Browse archived posters or get inspired by this year's theme.

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Last Updated: May 30, 2024