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Summer Reading Programs: Reading Lists

Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library and develop the habit of reading.

ALSC Summer Reading Lists

The Association for Library Service to Children's reading lists are created as a resource for children's librarians to share with patrons. ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee compiles annual lists to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to explore these titles to find resources that may match or spark their child's interest.

Additional Reading Lists