Summer reading is for all ages!

From June 27 until August 31, the library will host a range of free activities for children, teens, and adults that encourage and support a love of reading. We will have performances for youth by Science Tellers and Page Turner–learn more here. Please contact the library to get the password for the online programs. We will advertise other programs through our newsletter and facebook page.

Participants can win prizes for reaching their reading goals. Sign up for the summer reading program here. Download summer reading bingo cards for children, teens and adults and start your adventure. Find activities for the bingo challenge here. Bingo cards can also be picked up by calling the library 845-658-9013.

Raffle prizes

  • Kids: $20 gift certificates to Postmark Books on Main St. in Rosendale
  • Teens: an iTunes gift certificate for $20 or a $20 gift certificate to The Alternative Baker on Main St. in Rosendale.
  • Adults: a $20 gift certificate to the Rosendale Café on Main St. in Rosendale and for the adult who reads the most books this summer the Friends of Rosendale Library will give $1 per book to the Rosendale Food Pantry

There’s a serious side to summer reading. Research has shown that reading over the summer prevents summer reading loss.

Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t. Students read more when they can choose materials based on their own interests. The Rosendale Library is committed to supporting lifelong learning and educational enrichment for all families.

Summer reading lists for children, birth through preschool, grades k-2, grades 3-5

Summer reading recent books for teens

Social justice reading for young children and youth; activism for teens, and anti-racism books for adults