CLSC Young Readers Program

Begun in 1994, the CLSC Young Readers program encourages the enjoyment of good reading. Each year, a new selection of books are chosen for their quality, the variety of styles and subjects, and their appeal to young readers. While aimed at 9- to 14-year-olds, these books will also delight younger and older readers.  In addition to reading the summer's selections, youth are invited to attend the related weekly program, usually held at 4:15 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the Chautauqua season. The program includes a brief book discussion followed by a presentation or activity led by community leaders, local organizations, and sometimes even the authors themselves.  Book selections and program information are fully described in the Young Readers brochure available in-season at the CLSC Veranda.

  2018 Selections  

  2017 Selections  

  2016 Selections  

Other Suggestions from Past Years:

The Crossover (The Crossover Series) Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780544107717
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - March 18th, 2014

A 2015 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Walk Two Moons Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780064405171
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - December 27th, 2011

A 1995 CLSC Young Readers Selection


The Arrival Cover Image
By Shaun Tan, Shaun Tan (Illustrator)
$21.99
ISBN: 9780439895293
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - October 1st, 2007

A 2009 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Under the Egg Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780803740013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Dial Books - March 18th, 2014

A 2015 CLSC Young Readers Selection


The Phantom Tollbooth Cover Image
By Norton Juster, Jules Feiffer (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780394820378
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Yearling - October 12th, 1988

A 2014 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Enrique's Journey (The Young Adult Adaptation): The True Story of a Boy Determined to Reunite with His Mother Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780385743280
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - August 5th, 2014

A 2015 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Words in the Dust Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545261265
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Arthur A. Levine Books - September 24th, 2013

A 2014 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
$6.99
ISBN: 9780439120425
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - May 1st, 2002

A 2014 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780823420315
Availability: Not in Stock - Usually Ships in 3-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - October 1st, 2006

A 2007 CLSC Young Readers Selection


Hoot Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780375829161
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Ember - May 11th, 2004

A 2003 CLSC Young Readers Selection