ALSC Announces 2018 Summer Reading Lists

For Immediate Release
Thu, 05/10/2018


Angela Hubbard

Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)


CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released its 2018 Summer Reading Lists. The lists are available to download for free in the ranges of birth-preschool, K-2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade and 6th- 8th grade. Download ALSC’s 2018 Summer Reading Lists at

“ALSC encourages families and teachers to connect with a librarian as they start planning for summer,” said ALSC President Nina Lindsay. “From reading lists to makerspaces and youth programs, librarians know how to keep children learning during school breaks.”

The four 2018 Summer Reading brochures can be easily customized. Libraries are encouraged to include call numbers, contact information, summer hours and details about summer reading and learning programs for children on the reading lists before making copies available to patrons, students and neighborhood partners.

Titles on the 2018 Summer Reading List were compiled and annotated by ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee. For information about collaborating with ALSC to create a reading list, contact Angela Hubbard at

About ALSC
The Association for Library Service to Children is the world's largest organization dedicated to the support and enhancement of library service to children. ALSC's network includes more than 4,000 children's and youth librarians, children's literature experts, publishers, education and library school faculty members, and other adults dedicated to engaging communities to build healthy, successful, futures for all children.