Summer Reading Hashtag Sweeps Twitter

By Jason Boog Comment

Literary organizations around the country have teamed up to share summer reading ideas at the #summerreading hashtag on Twitter.

The event is being led by The Learning Network at the New York Times. Follow all the action at this link. Using the hashtag, you can share reading suggestions, book club thoughts and any other summer reading-inspired thoughts. Check it out:

Whatever you’re planning, and whatever your thoughts on the notion of “summer reading” in general, we invite you to take to Twitter on June 7 and tell the world. Along with a big, and growing, list of collaborators, we’re encouraging people of all ages to post their lists, recommendations, thoughts and ideas with the hashtag #summerreading that day. We’ll be following and re-broadcasting our favorite posts —much as we did on Oct. 20, the National Day on Writing, when people like Neil Gaiman, Diane Ravitch and Andy Richter joined thousands of students from kindergarten up to post messages about #whyIwrite.

Below, we’ve collected a long list of collaborators who are working on this summer reading project. Here is the list–a great collection of literary organizations.

826 National

Association for Library Service to Children


Book Riot

The Brooklyn Public Library

The Dictionary Project





Friday Reads

First Book

HIVE Learning Network

International Reading Association


The National Council of Teachers of English

The National Writing Project

The New York Public Library

The New York Times Motherlode blog

The New York Times Choice Blog

The New York Times Room for Debate Blog

The New York Times SchoolBook Blog

The Office of Letters and Light

The Poetry Foundation

Primary Source

Reading Is Fundamental

SCC English

School Library Journal

The Visual Thesaurus, and its sister site


Young Adults Library Services Association

Youth Communication