ULC Partners with National Summer Learning Association
As the summer learning season gets underway, ULC is proud to announce a new strategic partnership with the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA). 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."
A New Summer Learning Challenge
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
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 >>