For Teachers

Welcome to summerreading.org, the summer reading website of the three NYC public library systems: Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library and Queens Public Library in partnership with the NYC Department of Education. The New York City summer reading program is designed to fight “Summer Slide”, the phenomenon where students who don’t read over the summer lose some of the reading skills they developed during the previous school year. Those skills must then be re-taught starting in September when students return to school.

We conduct outreach and host visits from daycares, camps, summer schools and family shelters all summer long.  To arrange class visits to the library or arrange to have a librarian visit your class, please contact your library.

Brooklyn Public Library
Email classvisits@bklynlibrary.org and tell us the name of your school, grade, and location.
Visit this Class Visit page for more information.

New York Public Library
Email schoolvisits@nypl.org  and tell us the name of your school, grade and location. Visit this Class Visit page for more information.

Queens Library
For information on class visits, please contact the nearest branch to your school.  Queens Library Locations

We encourage educators to get their students involved in the NYC summer reading program even before summer begins. Get your students excited about the program in school by visiting their public libraries and inviting librarians to come and visit your school.