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Find a Great Read. Check out the NYC summer reading lists and find a new favorite!
Rate Books, Movies, Music and Games Finished a book? Let other summer readers know what you thought of it by rating it.
Track Summer Reading Keep a log of the books you read this summer by adding them to your shelf.
Measure Your Reading Time How much time will you spend reading this summer?
Share a List Put together a list of cool titles to share with others.
Earn Badges You can earn badges for everything you do on this site. How many can you win?
Create Your Avatar: Create a cool avatar for your profile.
What’s going on at my public library this summer?
There are all kinds of great programs going on at New York City’s public library systems: Brooklyn Public Library, The New York Public Library (serving the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island) and Queens Library. There are reading programs, celebrations, author events, book discussions, craft programs, music programs…and almost everything at the library is free. Find out more in the Events section of summerreading.org.
Why is summer reading so important?
Summer reading combats “Summer Slide”, a phenomenon that affects children who stop reading over the summer. “Summer Slide” means that students actually lose some of the reading skills they gained during the school year and start the new school year behind where they finished the last. Active reading during the summer months prevents summer slide.
Read more about it here.
I’m a parent using summerreading.org with my child. What can I do?
You can help your child add books to their shelf, give star ratings. You can also create an account yourself. This is a good way to demonstrate that reading and sharing books is something adults like to do to. Adults and teens can write reviews but children under 13 years of age cannot – so you won’t see that option in your child’s account. They can still add books to their shelves, give star ratings and create lists.
Is summerreading.org for adults too?
Yes. Adults have their own section on sumerreading.org where you will only see shelves created by other adults. Teens have their own section and children have their own section too.
Who can add books, ratings and reviews to summerreading.org?
Anyone who creates an account on summerreading.org can add books and other media to their shelves and give them star ratings. However, you must be 13 or over and using the teen or adult section of this site to enter your own text in reviews, screen names or lists.
Where can I find recommended books for my age group?
Summerreading.org has recommendations from your local NYC public library, which can be found here. It also has recommendations from all of our users. Everyone will be adding books to their shelves and can create their own lists to share on the site. By the end of this summer you will see thousands of books with ratings and reviews from all over New York and beyond.
How do I stay safe on summerreading.org?
The New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library ask that you keep the following in mind:
Be safe. Don't put your personal information on the internet for others to see. Keep your passwords, real name, age, address, school, and grade private. Ask your parent or guardian for help if you aren't sure what to do.
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