Summer Reading: Keep Your Kids Active Over School Break 

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Summer Reading at New York Libraries is an annual program that brings children and families into public libraries for reading and activities. Over 2.1 million New York children and teens participated in the State Library-sponsored program in 2016.

You and your children are invited to join your library’s Summer Reading program and attend the fun events they are planning for children of all ages. This summer’s theme, “Build a Better World,” explores all kinds of topics, from crafts and construction to space exploration to animals and insects and more. The programs are free and open to children of all abilities.Children Building Rocket

The public libraries care about your children and have planned programs to keep them reading and learning all summer. Whether you keep track of the amount of time your children spend reading or the number of books they have read this summer, children who join the Summer Reading program keep their minds active and enter school in the fall ready to learn and ready to succeed.

And remember, you are your child’s first teacher. Look at picture books with your younger children and point out people, animals, and objects in the pictures. Read to your children and ask them to read to you. Your librarian will be happy to help you find books that are just right. We hope that you and your family enjoy looking at books and reading. Together, you can discover the treasures of your library.

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