For immediate release | May 10, 2016

ALSC releases 2016 Summer Reading lists

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has updated and released four Summer Reading lists. The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged with reading and exploring new topics throughout the summer.

Each list is available to download for free; birth-preschool, K-2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, and 6th- 8th grade. New to the set, is a booklist for the youngest children, which provides suggestions for those parents and caregivers looking to refresh their story time options. Each list is available to download on the ALSC website at:

The four 2016 Summer Reading brochures can be customized to include library information. Libraries are encouraged to include library information, summer hours and details about summer reading programs for children on each brochure before making copies available to schools and patrons.

Titles on the 2016 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 creating a better future for children through libraries.

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ALSC 2016 Summer Reading Lists


Angela Hubbard

Program Officer, Projects & Partnerships

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)