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Summer Reading: NYS Resources

New Summer Reading at NYS Libraries Website

New York State has revised all pages related to Youth Services so that they are streamlined, housed together and are more accessible.

Visit the State Library's site to view information about Summer Reading, Early Literacy, Teen Services, recordings of professional development sessions and research to support the importance of library programming.


READsquared is an online reading program solution. This powerful application offers customization and configuration of CSLP-themed summer reading programs and other reading and learning programs, as well as readers’ advisory tools for all ages and all reading levels.

READsquared can help libraries of any size brand their reading programs and increase registration and participation of individuals, families, and groups through activities, book lists, challenges, and more. The product offers a variety of features to meet each library’s unique needs.

Sign up here!

Have a question about READsquared? Check out their knowledge base and find everything from trainings to reporting to information about the app.*

You can find step by step instructions and short training videos on the following topics:

Spring Training and Onboarding Recordings and Live Trainings

New Verbiage and Processes when families and groups register

Additional communications features to engage with patrons and promote programs, logging, events, and features such as prize raffles and prize store

Certificate Modification is new and improved - standard and advanced

Reading Lists include direct links to embed in other sites to promote your curated lists even further

*The READsquared app is provided at no cost to New York libraries through December 2022. Thanks, NYS Library!

NYS Partners

Official NYS Library Partners

  • Talking Book and Braille Library
  • New York State Senate
  • New York State Assembly
  • Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation
  • New York State 4-H Youth Development
  • New York State Museum
  • Hunger Solutions New York
  • New York State Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, Inc
  • National Library of Medicine
  • Humanities New York
  • New York State Reading Association


DaybyDayNY is a website for young children and their families. It is part of the New York State Library early literacy initiative Ready to Read at New York Libraries.