Summer reading programs began in the 1890s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library and develop the habit of reading.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a consortium of states working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for children, teens, and adults at the lowest cost possible for their public libraries.
This free webinar is designed to teach participants how to administer Project Outcome surveys to measure outcomes for their library’s summer reading program. By successfully administering surveys, libraries are able to use the results to showcase program successes and influence future summer reading programs.
In an effort to prevent regression, encourage summer reading by providing literacy-rich activities to keep students motivated. Using online resources is one way to keep literacy activities fresh this summer.
While there is a plethora of literature pertaining to Summer Reading Programs (SRPs), there is little literature that focuses on the evaluation of these programs. What literature there is can be conveniently divided into two broad categories: summer school programs and public library SRPs.
Summer book groups enhance and sustain student literacy behaviors over the break, making
available an enjoyable social forum for critical-thinking and critical-reading practices to occur
naturally. Significantly, the book groups grant faculty and students an informal space to connect
meaningfully through reflective discussion of texts.
"Traditional summer reading programs need to be reimagined. Working groups of librarians, in partnership with the California Library Association and the California State Library, have done just that, creating and implementing outcomes- and outreach-based summer reading programs that speak directly to diverse and changing communities" --
This how-to book tells you everything you need to know to run your own summer reading camp. More than 30 examples of activities;both arts and crafts and academic;to use with books. A bibliography comprised of many different book lists that can be adapted for camp
Summer reading programs are a mainstay of public library services; whether you’re embarking on your first SRP or you think you could plan one in your sleep, you’re sure to find helpful ideas in this complete manual from the experts at YALSA.
What teen wouldn't be interested in a poetry slam, hosting a cable TV show, or learning to be a DJ? This title provides 25 teen programs from public libraries based on the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets for Teens. The companion CD-ROM provides the sign-up forms, promotional posters, evaluation worksheets, permission slips, and more.
The lists are full of book titles to keep children engaged in reading throughout the summer. Four Summer Reading book lists are available for Birth-Preschool, K-2nd, 3rd- 5th and 6th-8th grade students.