The New York State Library is pleased to announce the release of the “2012 Summer Reading at New York Libraries School Library Partner Manual.” The manual contains complete information on partnering with a public library, or public library system, to help all students gain the full advantage of summer reading. It also has full resource lists for books, recordings, and websites related to the 2012 theme, Night, and slogans, “Dream Big READ” (children) and “Own the Night” (teens).

The manual can be downloaded from the “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” , click on Downloadable Materials.

Also available on the “downloadable materials” page are summer reading flyers and brochures to share with educators and parents.

For further information contact Karen Balsen “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” coordinator,, 518-486-2194.