The New York State Library is pleased to announce that the 2016 School Library Partner Manual and the 2016 Early Literacy Partner Manual: A Resource for Childcare Providers are available.

The 2016 School Library Partner Manual contains information for schools and school libraries to partner with a public library or public library system to help all students take advantage of summer reading. It includes full resource lists for books, recordings, and websites related to the 2016 summer reading theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read.”

The 2016 Early Literacy Partner Manual: A Resource for Childcare Providers contains information for child care providers and schools to partner with a public library or public library system to help children and families gain the early literacy skills needed for children to succeed in school. It contains early literacy resource lists for books, recordings, and websites related to the 2016 summer reading theme, “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read.”

These summer reading partner manuals can be downloaded from the Summer Reading at New York Libraries website, http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/. Just click on “Downloadable Materials” and scroll to the bottom of the page. Also available on this page are other promotional materials, such as flyers and brochures, which can be used to promote summer reading.

Be sure to check back in February for the 2016 updates to the four Explore New York reading lists and bookmarks; reading-for-fun lists which explore the history, diversity, and culture of New York State.

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