It may be summer but an event at the Queens Museum was able to get kids excited about reading.

The second annual Children's Book Festival was held at the museum on Sunday.

Authors created different stations for participants to do things like draw and even sing about their favorite stories.

There was even a reading ninja obstacle course where kids could karate chop a book.

Organizers said that they hoped the festival would encourage young people to crack open a book even while school is out.

"For them to see that literacy and reading books are not just an isolated activity you do before bed. It could be a part of your whole day and your whole life," said organizer Erica Silverman.

Kids were also encouraged to sign up for a free library card while at the museum.