ULC Releases Report on Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning

June 29th, 2016

Do public libraries positively improve education outcomes for children and youth through their summer reading and summer learning programs? How will they know? These are the questions that the Urban Libraries Council had the opportunity to explore with diverse thought leaders from both inside and outside of the library field through the National Forum on Effective Summer Learning in Libraries, an initiative supported by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Working in partnership with the Metropolitan Group and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA), this project resulted in a new publication, Public Libraries and Effective Summer Learning: Opportunities for Assessment, that discusses the diverse summer learning opportunities provided by public libraries and action steps for initiating assessment of their effectiveness. Read more about the initiative in an IMLS UpNext Blog Post by ULC Director of Education and Learning Initiatives Emily Samose and in the corresponding Executive Summary.

      And don't forget to get your summer learning events "on the map" in honor of National Summer Learning Day on Thursday, July 14th!