Banned Book Week -- Sept
Teen Read Week -- Oct
Children's Book Week -- Nov
Picture Book Month -- Nov
D.E.A.R. Day -- April 12th
National Library Week -- April
School Library Month -- April
Teen Tech Week -- currently being re-envisioned by ALA'S YALSA board
The 2020 summer reading slogan and theme is “Imagine Your Story,” a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology, and sharing your own unique story and voice. This year, libraries across the state will be offering a selection of exciting online and virtual programming – special events, reading challenges, fun activities, and more – throughout the summer months from June through August.
Downloadable Materials -- Logos, Labels, Reading Lists and Bookmarks, Flyers, Brochures ...
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.
TeenNY Facebook page flyer (.PDF only )
– A flyer promoting the Teen NY Facebook page, intended for teens and those who work with teens.
Scholastic Home Base is a fun, safe, and completely free online destination where kids can create their own avatar, interact with their favorite Scholastic characters, play games, and read books. Home Base is moderated 24/7.
Starting May 4, kids will be able to visit a special Scholastic Summer Read-a-Palooza zone where they can start and keep their reading streaks, earn special rewards, and more. At any point during the summer, kids can download and print a report of their reading progress to share with their parent, educator, librarian, or group leader.