Summer Learning

ULC Partners with National Summer Learning Association

NSLAULC is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) for the Accelerate Summer initiative. In an announcement sent to ULC Directors, Susan Benton celebrates this new partnership as one that, "...brings two powerful communities together across the library and education fields to build a national movement of libraries that are demonstrating the power of libraries as summer learning organizations." Read more about the partnership >>

A New Summer Learning Challenge

Jimmy Fallon On "The Tonight Show" in June 2014, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won a promise from Jimmy Fallon. If city kids read at least 2.4 million books this summer, Fallon will broadcast from Chicago. Watch the clip with Mayor Emanuel on the Jimmy Fallon show >>

Summer Learning at the Library

NPL's Summer Challenge!In 2013, Nashville Public Library saw participation in its summer learning program drop. Turning challenge into opportunity, library staff stepped back and refocused the entirety of its program into the new NPL's Summer Challenge! a year later with incentives built in for individual participants, branch libraries and the community as a whole. A rich mix of learning activities, new community partners and targeted outreach are just a few key elements of NPL's new approach. Read more about it >>