Summer reading suggestions

Student reading on the carpet

Summer is a great time to relax with a good book – or several good books! Summer reading supports and builds on lessons of the previous school year and prepares students for success in the coming year.

Elementary and middle school students

The City School District of Albany encourages students in elementary and middle school to take part in the Albany Public Library's Summer Reading Challenge during summer 2020.

Although libraries are closed this summer due to COVID-19, the library is holding reading challenges with prizes, virtual book discussions and virtual story hours through the summer. Check it out!

High school students

Check out this carefully culled list of books across grade-levels, including the Top 10 recommendations of our wonderful librarians – Mrs. Abdul and Mrs. Majkut. Every book included was carefully chosen to take into consideration the varied interests of high school students.