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We can also always count on the libraries in Onondaga County with their Summer Reading Programs. This year’s theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ! ” and provides a wide range of free programming to families in the City of Syracuse and throughout the County. Plan your visit today!
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Beat the summer slide! Join us on Tuesday, July 12 for Summer Learning Day at Tykes Tuesday on July 12th from Noon to 2pm at Destiny USA. Learn more about Summer Learning at!
Onondaga County Legislature Chairman , Ryan McMahon, presented the 100,001st Imagination Library book to Caroline Hofmann and her parents Kimber and William at our annual Stories of the Season at Clinton Square.

Join us in Celebration of Adult Learners! These ceremonies that recognize and honor the achievements of adult students are open to the public. Go to for upcoming dates and locations.

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Imagination Library is citywide in Syracuse! Thanks to County Executive Mahoney; Syracuse Mayor Miner; Central New York Community
Foundation; Reisman Foundation; and other community partners.

Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney recently announced OPEN ENROLLMENT COUNTYWIDE for Dolly Parton's Imagination Library at our annual Read Across America Day celebration at WCNY.

Syracuse AGAIN THIS YEAR is awarded Pacesetter Honors by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading! This national honor recognizes our efforts to ensure more students are reading on grade-level by the end of third grade.

Our mission is to build upon our heritage and collectively support community initiatives that raise literacy levels across the lifespan in Onondaga County. Solving the problem of low literacy gets at the root of educational, social and economic issues in a way that no single subject does.

It’s time for a collective approach to literacy solutions and, ultimately, measurable systemic change. Working together we can truly honor our legacy of literacy and, in turn, create a thriving community of life-long learners. Your input and suggestions are most welcome!