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From Joe Matthews, Strategic Planning session on January 29, 2016
Collaborative Summer Library Program
Somebody Signed Me Up
North Carolina Fourth-Graders' Perceptions of Summer Reading Programs
Children and Libraries, Fall 2017
Final SAIL Task Force Report
Here are the findings of the Statewide Afterschool Initiative Learning (SAIL) Task Force, which brought together a collection of leading afterschool care providers, educators and relevant state agencies. For the past several months, the task force studied the issue of afterschool and summer break care for Delaware students, issuing its findings and recommendations Wednesday. The group was created by House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst in June 2016.
Kids & Family Reading Report™
From Scholastic. The Kids & Family Reading Report is a national survey of children ages 6–17 and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around books and reading.
SPELL Project from Colorado
The Colorado State Library's SPELL projects have generated many promising impacts in reaching and serving low-income parents of children birth to three with library and early literacy services and resources, as well as a wide variety of strong collaborations between public libraries and community organizations. Please visit the Research section to view a comprehensive toolkit to help communities design their own SPELL projects; case studies and infographics of the 8 SPELL prototypes; a white paper recommending eliminating fines on children's materials and reconsidering fees on lost and damaged children's materials; a revised blueprint of recommendations for supporting low-income parents with young children; research findings from parent surveys and focus groups; and more.
Online Toolkit to Expand Summer Learning
From Urban Libraries Council, this toolkit is designed to provide you with the resources, ideas, and strategies to expand your library’s summer reading program into a more diverse summer learning program.