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A school library shared by Brooklyn Collaborative Studies and Brooklyn New School

You'll find LOTS of copies of the books, ebooks, audiobooks on the New York City Summer at the Library lists. 

While there is no required reading for BNS and BCS students, we encourage everyone to visit the library often and try to read at least two books from any of the NYC reading lists below. 

ASK's Summer Picks

Tom Lake

The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store

The Getaway

Monday's Not Coming

Big (Caldecott Medal Winner and Coretta Scott King Honor Title)

Hands

A Rover's Story

There Was a Party for Langston

The Artivist

The Marvellers

You're Breaking My Heart

DID YOU KNOW?

New York City library services are provided through 3 independent systems: the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library.  This summer, all three systems are working together to offer free programming, special events, and, of course, book recommendations. As a resident of New York State, you are also entitled to a library card from each system, which means even more choice!

  • Discover book lists, activities, and challenges to help kids read, learn, and have fun.
  • Find out what's going on for teens at your local library, including our new and enhanced Teen Centers.
  • Explore book talks, language classes, and career services for adults.
  • Choose from millions of books and more to borrow—with no late fines.
  • Plus, use your library card to get free passes to 90+ museums and attractions across NYC!

If you’re 13 years old or older and live, work, attend school, or pay property taxes in New York State, you can apply for a free library card to the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and/or the Queens Public Library

Happy Reading from ASK!

Did you know New York City library services are provided through three independent systems: the Brooklyn Public Library, the New York Public Library and the Queens Borough Public Library?  This summer, all three systems are working together to offer free programming, special events, and, of course, book recommendations to all New Yorkers.

This year, ASK is relying on our public libraries to provide our Summer Reading booklists simply because it means these books will be readily available to patrons all summer long! Less waiting and more reading!  

But do check out our favorite books of the year, as well as the list of books our 1st graders read with Karen this year. The reading options are endless. Have a great summer!

Amanda, Susan, Karen (ASK)

JUNE 27 - AUGUST 30

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