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This year, the Summer Reading theme is Build a Better World. Be inspired by the people around you and read about how you can change the world, one small step at a time. Reading lists are available for all ages.

Summer Reading begins June 8, 2017. Summer Reading helps kids stay sharp while they're out of school. Try to read 20 minutes (or more!) each day.

Who can participate?
We welcome readers (and future readers!) of all ages. Children that are too young to read by themselves are welcome to participate by having a parent or caretaker sign them up and read to them.
Do I need a library card?
While you don’t need a library card to participate, you must have a valid library card to borrow books and other library materials. If you don’t have a card, you can apply for one at any Queens Library location. A parent or guardian must complete a child’s application. Teens and adults must have proper ID.
What else is going on?
There will be special summer programs for children and adults throughout the Queens Library system this summer. Ask about them at your local library, visit the “Programs” section at, or check the program listings in the Queens Library Magazine, available online.
What if I have
Talk to your local librarians; they’ll be happy to help you.  You can find contact details for your location here.
Summer Reading 2017 Programs
Challenge yourself this summer with reading lists, games, performances, arts and crafts and more! Find Summer Reading programs at your nearest community library.

Find Summer Reading Programs

Book Lists &
Reading Logs