For immediate release | May 16, 2017

ALSC Releases 2017 Summer Reading Lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has released its 2017 Summer Reading Lists. With titles organized into four age ranges, young booklovers are sure to find some great reads to beat the heat.

Each list is available to download for free; birth-preschool, K-2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, and 6th- 8th grade. The lists are available to download on the ALSC website at

ALSC President, Nina Lindsay, says, “ALSC’s first goal for these lists is to suggest books children and tweens can connect with and enjoy. Our second goal is encouraging visits to local libraries, where we know young readers will engage in opportunities to create and explore through summer learning programs ranging from coding to filmmaking and everything in between.”

The four 2017 Summer Reading brochures can be customized to include library information. Libraries are encouraged to include contact information, summer hours and details about summer reading and learning programs for children on each brochure before making copies available to patrons, students and neighborhood partners.

Titles on the 2017 Summer Reading List were compiled and annotated by ALSC’s Quicklists Consulting Committee.

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.

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ALSC Summer Reading Lists

Other Book Lists from ALSC


Angela Hubbard

Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships