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Instructional Media Center: Celebration Weeks & NYS Summer Reading

2018 Collaborative Summer Library Program National

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a Grammy winning, internationally touring, purple velvet tuxedo wearing family funk phenomenon. Combining the positive, primal power of hip hop with the surreal storytelling of science fiction, 23 Skidoo has concocted a potent potion that wows family crowds across the planet.

The ingredients of his magic spells include reverence for the boundless mind states of young children, respect for the culture and DNA of hip hop, funk and soul music, and a deep belief in the power of the imagination to change the world in positive ways, both personal and universal.

If you can imagine a band with Jim Henson on guitar, Shel Silverstein on bass and PIXAR as the lead vocalist, you’ve pretty much got it. And if George Clinton and Q Tip stopped by the party, that might clarify things even more. Basically, if Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre had a baby, it would be the music of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

Check out his Secret Superhero Youtube video ... Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - SECRET SUPERHERO

  Image used with the express written permission of the New York State Library

"Summertime is fun time for readers of all ages! Browse through our site for summer reading-related materials. “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” this summer at your local library. To join in the fun of Summer Reading today, just find your local library website using our link, and register!" -- New York State Library

Libraries Rock

Explore New York Reading Lists

Downloadable Materials -- Logos, Labels, Reading Lists and Bookmarks, Flyers, Brochures ...

TeenNY Facebook page flyer (.PDF only PDF icon)

A flyer promoting the Teen NY Facebook page, intended for teens and those who work with teens.

Summer Reading at New York Libraries Fact Sheet – This fact sheet is updated every year and includes information about the summer reading theme, participation numbers, yearly partnerships, and some helpful summer reading websites.

A Magical Summer of Reading

Welcome to the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Get ready for the best and most magical summer ever! Monday, May 7—Friday, September 7, 2018


Kick-off your summer reading plan with these free resources! From book lists to reading logs, your family will be all set for a successful summer.

 Book List (all ages): English and Spanish

 Reading Pledge: English and Spanish

 Reading Log: English and Spanish

 Certificate of Achievement: English and Spanish