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Summer Reading Week Eight: Reading ROCKs!

Our summer reading theme for Summer 2023 is “All Together Now”. For the past 7 weeks, we have been exploring themes of TOGETHERness, in an acrostic using the word “together”.  We have already explored the themes of Thoughtfulness, Outdoors, Growing, Energy, GTeamwork, Happiness and Environment. This week is our final week of our summer reading program.

This week’s theme is Reading ROCKS!

Merriam-Webster defines “Rocks!” as a slang meaning “to be extremely enjoyable, pleasing, or effective”. We often think of people as rocking out or having positive experiences. This week, we want to encourage you to have a rockin’ good time reading at the Yonkers Public Library!

Libraries ROCK! They play a role in creating and maintaining healthy environments in our community. Libraries provide internet access, spaces to study, play and connect, while also helping people access books, movies, magazines, DVDs and streaming services, as well ebooks/eaudiobooks. Libraries provide a foundation of support for the communities they serve.

From museum passes to job hunting to our technology Learning Lab, the Yonkers Public Library has plenty of amazing resources that you can access. You can learn more about all of the resources that the Yonkers Public Library provides on our website.

We also encourage you to take the time to discover a good read - reading ROCKS after all!

You can check out our recommended reads on reading here, or ask a librarian for a more specific recommendation!

If you haven’t already, be sure to log your reading in Beanstack for our summer reading challenge! All ages are welcome to sign up. For every book you log until August 19th, your name will be entered into a drawing for a reader basket. Each library branch will host its own drawings for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, Children, Teens and Adults. Also worthy of note is that children get small prizes as they read books during the program. Register yourself and your family on Beanstack.


This is a collaboration from A to Z!

Alison Robles is a part-time page at the Crestwood Library. She is an avid reader with a passion for YA lit, historical fiction and fantasy. A Yonkers native, she graduated from Iona University in 2020 with a dual-degree in Marketing and Public Relations. She is pursuing a Masters in Information and Library Science from the University at Buffalo.

Z is the Branch Manager at the Crestwood Library. She enjoys cultivating library experiences for patrons of all ages and connecting people with resources and has been doing so for over 30 years.


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