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ALA Library Fact Sheet 17
We have collected resources on summer reading programs across the country.
Outreach & Programming
Evaluating Summer Reading Programs
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.
Facilitating a Summer Reading Book Group Program
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.
iREAD Resource Guide
The summer reading Resource Guide includes ideas contributed by librarians from all over the world.
Transforming Summer Programs at Your Library by
Publication Date: 2018-02-18
"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" --
Camp Summer Read by
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
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
Fiore's Summer Library Reading Program Handbook by
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
You will learn how to set goals and objectives; establish themes and schedules; coordinate statewide and regional efforts; market and promote events; and evaluate program success.
Start-To-Finish YA Programs by
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
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.
Summer Matters: Makinhg All Learning Count by
Publication Date: 2017
A collaboration between the Chicago Public Library and the Museum of Science and Industry resulted in A STEAM-inspired approach, using evidence-based research to build the case for the change.
Summer Reading Program Fun by
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
This guide to planning a summer reading programme offers a brief background on running games, clear instructions and ready-to-use graphics.
Summer Reading Lists
Summer Reading Lists
For suggested summer reading lists, see: