Each year the New York State Library, in partnership with the NYLA Youth Services Section and the Section of School Librarians, creates Explore New York reading lists and bookmarks for children and teens. They are available for download at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm. These librarian selected reading lists are designed to help libraries promote New York State related summer recreational reading and are available for download and printing.


The accompanying bookmarks are created each year by the New York State Library and designed by the New York State Museum for Summer Reading at New York Libraries. The bookmarks serve as companions to the four Explore New York reading lists and include the 2014 summer reading graphics. The bookmarks are available for printing with titles already listed as well as in template form so that each library can add their own selection of books from the reading lists.


In addition to these New York State created reading lists, the Collaborative Summer Library Program includes multiple reading and resource lists related to the “Fizz, Boom, Read” slogan in their manual which is distributed to each public library in NYS.  These resource lists are also available through the School Library and Early Literacy Partner manuals available from the New York State Library website http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/facts.htm.