June 9, 2016

Directors of Library Systems in New York State

Directors of Public and Association Libraries in New York State

Public Library System Youth Services Consultants

Dear Colleagues –

Thank you for your continued support of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, the statewide summer reading program.

We’re writing today to inform you that there will be a presentation about the statewide summer reading program at the Board of Regents meeting in Albany on Monday, June 13. The presentation will take place during the 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Full Board meeting. The Full Board meeting will be webcast.  A link to the webcast will be available the morning of June 13 at the following website:

We invite you to watch the presentation and join us in launching the 2016 statewide summer reading program.

The State Education Department will also be posting tweets throughout the presentation on their Twitter account: @NYSEDNews. We encourage systems and member libraries to retweet the summer reading posts and help promote the importance of summer reading. Please also share your photos and tweets about the summer reading program in your systems and libraries throughout the summer by tagging the Department’s Twitter handle @NYSEDNews.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions. Please contact Sharon Phillips, Coordinator, Summer Reading at New York Libraries at

We look forward to another successful summer reading season!
Thank you,

Bernard A. Margolis

State Librarian and Assistant Commissioner for Libraries

New York State Library

New York State Education Department