Summer Learning Resource Guide

Tips and Tools to Expand Summer Reading into Summer Learning!

ULC libraries are working to expand summer reading programs into active summer learning programs intended to address the summer learning slide.

Find tips and tools to support this important work here!

ULC has engaged in a strategic partnership with the National Summer Learning Association called Accelerate Summer, funded, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. ULC and NSLA work together to research and capture the variety of ways libraries are serving youth during the summer to address the summer slide. Through our partnership, example library summer learning programs have been identified and five key strategies to evolve summer reading into summer learning emerged. Related tools and resources supporting these programs are compiled here.

Here you will find links to tools and resources from libraries across North America that will help you:

The work of Accelerate Summer has resulted in a better understanding of the strategies libraries are using to deliver summer learning programs and ULC continues to support libraries in advancing this important work. Our initial research, which included a survey completed by 90 libraries, observation site visits with eight libraries and additional interviews led to the production of Libraries at the Center of Summer Learning and Fun.

To help us share the most current and useful tools, please send your latest activity trackers, curriculum plans, assessment results and all other resources to Jennifer Blenkle as soon as possible so they can be added to this collection of tools.