Summer Reading

Add social to your summer reading

Summer reading programs encourage people young and old to kick back and enjoy a good book--electronic or paper. So why not take advantage of these fun and easy ways to add a social, online component to your current summer reading plans? Thanks to a few selected WorldCat partners, you can quickly enhance your planned program with no extra cost or work.



Additional ways to support summer reading

Even if you're not the summer reading coordinator, there are still things you can do to keep your library top of mind for your users and funders this summer--and all year through.

OCLC Library Spotlight program pin
  1. Claim your library to bolster your mobile presence
  2. Sign up for Summer Reading tips (WorldCat email updates)
  3. Create a Goodreads page for your library

Ideas and inspiration

See what other libraries are doing, through WebJunction:

Resources for kids K-8

Stop summer loss of reading skills and comprehension when kids can find good books their peers have reviewed, and see what titles are "just right" for their reading level.


Resources for adults

Keep young adults/high schoolers and adults engaged by building an online community around your library's Goodreads page, and encourage people to make WorldCat lists to track the titles they read this summer.


WorldCat Summer Reading bookmarks

Download the WorldCat for Summer Reading fun bookmark

These are 2-sided and come out 4 to a page. Print them on heavy stock, or download the file and take it to your local copy center for assistance. Let us know if you need help.


Learn more about our partners:


goodreads & OCLC


Google & OCLC

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