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Summer Reading Program

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Every year, New York libraries sponsor the Summer Reading at New York Libraries program for children and teens.

The theme of the 2021 Summer Reading at New York Libraries program is Tails and Tales.

If you are participating in a summer reading program or simply wondering what to read next, we welcome you to check out the “Explore New York” reading lists and the TBBL Book Lists!

The "Explore New York" reading lists suggest books for different age groups/reading levels that explore New York's history, diversity and culture. These lists are annotated to indicate whether titles are available from TBBL in braille or audio format.

TBBL Book Lists offer a variety of titles about summer, adventure, nature, and wildlife. Lists are separated by reading level and organized by title in alphabetical order. Each title summary indicates whether titles are available in braille or audio format.

To order titles, you may contact our library, request books through the online catalog, or download titles instantly through BARD. If you do not have a BARD account, please visit our BARD registration page.

Last Updated: June 9, 2021