Summer Reading FAQ

Enjoy the Summer Reading Program at your Queens Library beginning Thursday, June 5.

Pick up summer reading materials at your closest Queens Library location! Or print them out yourself using the links below:

Who can participate?

  • Babies, toddlers, preschoolers, children, teens, adults — everyone!
  • Children too young to read by themselves are welcome to participate by having a parent or caretaker sign them up and read to them.

How do I sign up?

Visit any Queens Library location, or log onto summerreading.org. Registration starts on Thursday, June 5.

How does it work?

Preschoolers, Kids and Teens:

  • When you sign up at your library, you will get a book list and a reading log you can use to keep track of the books you read. If you sign up online, you can track your reading at summerreading.org. You can read any books you want, including those on the Summer Reading book lists available at your library and at summerreading.org.
  • If you go to camp or summer school, tell your counselor or teacher about the program. Your whole group can join the fun!


  • If you sign up at your library, you can track your reading in a notebook or on your computer. If you sign up online, you can track your reading at summerreading.org.
  • Reading is a fun way to relax while on vacation. If you would like suggestions on good books to read, consult the Summer Reading book lists or ask your librarian for recommendations.

Do I need a library card?

  • You must have a valid library card to borrow books and other library materials. If you don’t have a card, you can apply for one at any Queens Library location. A parent or guardian must sign a child’s application. Teens and adults must have proper ID.

What else is going on?

  • There will be special Summer Reading programs for children and adults throughout the Queens Library system this summer. Ask about them at your library, visit the Events pages at summerreading.org and queenslibrary.org, and check listings in the Queens Library monthly Events Guide.

What if I have questions?

  • Talk to your local librarians; they’ll be happy to help you. Call the Queens Library Programs and Services department at 718-990-0716/5151.
  • Visit summerreading.org for more information.