A Universe of Stories

The 2019 Summer Reading Program theme, “A Universe of Stories” helps children of all ages dream big, believe in themselves, and create their own story. This program also coincides with NASA’s 60 years of achievement and its celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.  Join NOPL, and over 16,000 libraries across the county, as we celebrate space exploration all summer long.

Summer reading kicks off June 24, 2019. 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!

Kick Off Events

Decorate summer reading bags and come to a kickoff party, or watch a magic show! Check out all of our events during the Summer Reading Program kick-off week, June 24 – June 30.

2018 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: