Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2023


Kids (3 years old and up)

June 26 – July 29

Join us for a summer of fun!  Check out our summer programs for kids and register through our online calendar of events.

This year we will be using the ReadSquared app exclusively for reporting. Download it for free! Digital badges are awarded at different reading levels throughout the program. Children who report weekly will be entered for the grand prize. The app is free for both Android and iOS mobile devices and can be found in the App store for iPhone/iPad or Google Play.  Or via the website!

We hope you’ll be reading all summer long! If you have any further questions, please contact our Children’s Department at or (845) 634-4997 x121.

CCSD Summer Reading Lists (Not Yet Posted)

Kindergarten-5th Grade

6th Grade

Local Librarians Recommendations: 

For Early Readers

For Elementary and Middle Readers

For Tweens

Teens (7th grade and up)

June 28 – August 11

Participate in three ways: 1) Fill out this form for each book you read. 2) Attend any of the Battle of the Book discussions. 3) Come to a Wednesdays Together! program. Each time you complete one of these three actions, you will get a raffle ticket to win an escape room adventure that can be used at the end of August.

CCSD Summer Reading Lists 

Felix Festa Middle School

North High School

South High School

Recommendations from Local Librarians 

Adults (18 years old and up)

June 28 – August 11

Take time to slow down and relax with a good book this summer. Reading reduces stress and builds brain power, and it can also make you a winner! Fill out a 1– 3 word review of your latest read to automatically be entered into our drawing for a gift card. Reviews will be posted at Express to help in the search for perfect summer books!

Check out our new catalog for staff recommended reads!