The New York State Library is pleased to announce that the 2015 Explore New York recreational reading lists and bookmarks for children and teens are now available at http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/explore.htm. The reading lists are designed to help libraries promote New York State – related recreational summer reading are available for download and printing.

These recreational reading lists are librarian-selected titles that celebrate the history, culture, and diversity of New York State.  The lists have been designed by the New York State Library in partnership with the New York State Library Association Youth Services Section and Section of School Librarians.

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 2015 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.

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.

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