Each summer libraries around New York State encourage children and teenagers to continue reading by participating in the Summer Reading Program. Kids and teens can earn prizes for reading a certain number of minutes or books or attending library programs. While there is one theme for all of New York State each library determines how it will implement that theme. The 2011 theme for children is "One World, Many Stories”. The theme for the teen program is “You Are Here”.
Sign up for the SRP can be done through library websites and reading can be tracked online. The libraries in the immediate capital district that are participating in the Summer Reading Program are:
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- East Greenbush Community Library
- Guilderland Public Library
- Petersburg Public Library
- RCS Community Library
- Rensselaer Public Library
- Diver Library
- Voorheesville Public Library
- Watervliet Public Library
- William K. Sandford Town Library
There are many libraries in the Upper Hudson Library System that had either outdated or no information about the SRP available but they are still participating. If your local library is not listed above, find them on this list and contact them directly for more information.