May 12, 2020

How to pivot to an online Summer Reading program

For many public libraries in the United States, the cornerstone event of the year is the annual summer reading program. Prizes and special events organized by librarians help prevent the Summer Slide for kids. Summer reading also gives kids and their caregivers a chance for social interaction and a sense of community.

May 6, 2020

Summer reading master list: 2020 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. This one is sure to be different (and stay tuned for more updates on this!). We're continuing to add fresh content and helpful resources to help make your daily librarian-ing easier. Here is the updated summer reading master list for 2020.

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. 

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