Are you searching for educational and entertaining programs to offer through your library or community-based site?   Don’t forget about the New York State PERFORMERS AND PROGRAMS DATABASE, a long-standing statewide resource that is part of Summer Reading at New York Libraries and supported by the New York State Library.
The New York State Performers & Programs Database can be found at
The database brings together performer and program information and is a resource featuring programs suitable for libraries and other venues serving students and youth. A key feature of the Performers and Programs database is the ability to locate descriptions and contact information about performers and program presenters in each region of New York State including the North Country. The database has many other search categories to help locate appropriate programs.

The Performers
 and Programs Database now has a listing for VIRTUAL programs, and currently lists 294 virtual offerings by 52 different performers or presenters.  This is in addition to HUNDREDS of other traditional program listings.
The database features the ability to browse and search by:
  • Category or search by keywords appearing in the performer and program records.
  • Audience level.
  • Price range.
  • Date added or updated.
  • Region of the state or statewide.
Please feel free to share this information widely with your peers.  And don’t forget to share this resource opportunity with any performers or presenters in the region who should be listed in this statewide database. It’s easy for them to create an account and list their offerings.

If you have any questions about the database, contact Sharon Phillips, Youth Services Program Manager at the New York State Library, at