BKLYN Summer Reading Resources

Summer Reading 2021:

Read What You Love - Love What You Read!

Jun 3, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021


How many minutes will you read this summer?

Studies show that just six minutes of reading decreases blood pressure, lowers heart rate, and reduces stress by up to 68%. Just imagine if you read 10,000 minutes!

Join fellow readers for a chance to earn badges all year long! Remember that every minute counts!

Let's go!


2021 Teen Video Challenge

Do you have a passion for reading or libraries? Do you want to share your video or performative skills with teens across the country? The Teen Video Challenge is for you! Five winners will be chosen and will receive: a $200 cash prize, and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library! The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens (librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails and Tales”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. Videos will be accepted June 1 through August 6, 2021

Attention librarians and teachers!

Looking for an easy program to share with your teens? The 2021 TVC is a fun, simple summer program for teens to create and submit!

  • There will be 5 national winners. Just have your teens submit a link to their video and complete a simple online form.

  • The program will accept submissions June 1-Aug 6, 2021, so that the program can be incorporated into summer programs (it’s still a great opportunity to partner with schools with video production classes or clubs; students can produce the videos as a class project and submit them in June!)

  • Videos will be limited to 60 seconds, making this a doable project for small teams.

  • Permission and model release forms will only be required from the winning entries (completing the forms is a requirement to receive prizes and acknowledgment).

  • The TVC Ad-Hoc Committee will convene a judging panel from CSLP partners and members.

  • Teens can upload to the social media outlet of their choice.


For more information about the 2021 Teen Video Challenge, please contact luke.kralik@cslpreads.org

Welcome to Summer Reading 2021: Tails and Tales!

See What Your Local Library has to offer for teens during TeenTober!

We have a ton of fun stuff waiting for you so stick around and check out what we have.

Get your creative juices flowing with these ideas to spark your imagination, games and fun, great book ideas, and much, much more!