August 20, 2019

Reluctant readers

The end of summer and beginning of a new school year often means an uptick in public library visits from a specific kind of young patron: the summer reading procrastinator. 

July 26, 2019

Speculative fiction featuring diverse characters

Many libraries are following the Summer Reading theme Universe of Stories, bringing to mind images of outer space, astronauts, and creatures out of this world. And whether your library is following the theme or not, the speculative genres of science fiction and fantasy are perennially popular. 

May 21, 2019

Your summer reading master list, 2019 edition

Every year, we put together a “master list” of our best resources to help you survive whatever the summer reading season throws your way. Since we’re always adding fresh content and helpful resources to help make your daily librarian-ing easier, we’ve updated our summer reading master list! 

May 29, 2018

This summer, keep the slide on the playground

We’ve all seen studies citing summer as a time when kids with no access to stimulating experiences or books can slip behind their peers. It’s known as “summer slide.” The effects are sobering and can be long-lasting. 

April 23, 2018

Your summer reading master list, 2018 edition

Last year, we put together a “master list” of our best resources for helping you survive whatever the summer reading season throws your way. Since we’re constantly adding fresh content and helpful resources, we thought our summer reading master list deserved an update!

June 6, 2017

Build a better world this summer

Each year, librarians anxiously await to hear what this year's Collaborative Summer Library Theme (CSLP) will be. This year's theme, Build a Better World, is a little more abstract than usual and open to interpretation. It could mean so many things, from activism to construction to technology or engineering.

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