2018 July & Aug Calendar

July & August 2018 Calendar

Libraries Rock!

The 2018 Summer Reading Program theme, “Libraries Rock!” celebrates how music and reading rock our world. NOPL has lots of great programs and activities that involve music, encourage creativity, and exercise minds.

Summer reading kicks off June 25, 2018. Stop by your nearest NOPL location to receive a packet of goodies and sign up for exciting programs for kids and teens, or sign up online (below) and pick up your packet the next time you’re at the library. Track the books you’ve read to earn prizes!

Sign Up for Summer Reading & Track Your Books

Looking to find out many books you’ve read this summer? Just call or visit any NOPL branch to get your grand total!

Teens: Download a Review Sheet and help other teens find a great read.

Adults can get in on the fun too – each NOPL location has designed a unique contest, and some great prizes are up for grabs! Stop into your branch for details.

View our interactive, fully searchable online events calendar and narrow down programs by ages or interests, and even add events to your own calendar with just a click! You can also view a PDF of our Summer Event Calendar.

Kick Off Events

Decorate summer reading bags, come to a kickoff party, watch a magic show, dress up as a princess or pirate, play with Big Blue Blocks, jam to the musics of Jim McCarthy, and more! Check out all of our events during the Summer Reading Program kick off week, June 24 – June 30.

Reading Recommendations

These books are all available at NOPL, and were selected based on the “Libraries Rock!” Summer Reading Theme:
These special reading lists have been compiled by the New York State Library to provide a “flavor” of New York and spark an interest in the fascinating story of New York State: