Learn how makerspaces, after-school programs, and other out-of-classroom experiences can help connect learning to student’s lives and the rest of the world.
Learn the questions to ask to determine the success of your library program and gain the insight you need to improve and market your future programs.
Learn how Dallas Public Library added more summer learning opportunities to inspire curiosity in science, math, art, reading, and technology.
Learn how Kendallville Public Library (KPL) transformed their summer program and freed up staff time and energy for developing new programs, community outreach, and more.
Free Download Making the Switch to Summer Learning: The Librarian’s Ultimate Guide Are you ready to make an even larger impact on your community over the summer? Learn how making some changes to your summer library program can provide more learning opportunities, promote family engagement, and help you reach a wider audience. This guide will…
Feeling overwhelmed about making the switch from summer reading to summer learning? Instead of changing your entire program all at once, start with these simple moves.
Are you overwhelmed by all the information and opinions about switching from summer reading to summer learning? We’ve debunked a few common summer learning myths so you can make the transition with confidence.
Gathering ideas for your summer reading program? Look no further! We polled librarians and asked what their favorite and most effective programs were and they delivered. From teaming up with hometown heroes to STEM programming to taking your show on the road, there are so many exciting ways you can engage your community through summer reading.
What’s the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators? Librarian Amanda Bressler explains and provides tips on how to foster a love of reading in your young patrons by building intrinsic motivators into your summer reading program.
Library summer reading programs are key to keeping kids engaged and learning over the summer, a time when many kids experience learning loss. Libraries are starting to take a closer look at their traditional programs and asking, “How can we have an ever bigger impact?” And some have already enhanced their programs by transforming them into a summer learning model. Learn the reasoning behind this change from Youth Services Supervisor Amanda Bressler, and gain 5 steps to get you started in your own transformation.
Need to add a little art to your STEAM makerspace? Looking for a way to motivate summer reading program participants? Love collaborative art pieces? Read what librarians shared about how they are using StickTogether mosaic posters for all this and more and steal some ideas for your own library!
Inspire kids to get involved and help others in their community with fun volunteering activities for your summer reading program.
Read how the Gail Borden Public Library won the 2016 Upstart Library Innovation Award for taking traditional library summer reading programs in an exciting new direction.
Your library’s summer reading program has been helping kids stem the summer slide and fostering a love of reading for years. If you’re looking for ways to shake things up and enhance the learning opportunities for your program, look no further!
Join the founder of Bedtime Math, a nonprofit dedicated to helping kids love numbers, on her mission to weave math into summer learning.