With summer break coming up, local libraries are trying to make sure students keep up on their summer reading.
Brooklyn Public Library kicked off its annual Summer Reading Program Saturday in Prospect Heights.
This summer, children and teens can complete challenges like checking out a book or attending a library event to be entered into a drawing to win a set of books.
Organizers said the goal of the program is to help keep students reading levels up when school isn't in session.
"We do provide a place for kids to enjoy summer reading activities all summer long. And it gives kids the chance to do something different. You can come to the library where it's air conditioned and you can participate in arts and crafts..and they can do story time."
Literary Festivities will continue this weekend with music performances at local branches throughout the borough.