Save the date for National Summer Learning Week, July 8-13, 2019, the largest national celebration on summer learning yet!
Each day will focus on a new theme such as “Bookworm Day” on Friday, July 12. The Collaborative Summer Library Program is super excited to partner with the National Summer Learning Association on this initiative and they have some cool ideas in the works for our local community.
Resources to Help You Celebrate Summer Learning Week
During this week, the country will unite in efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of libraries, museums, and many other partner organizations to lift our voices that summers matter. Join in shaping smarter summers, brighter futures by showcasing how quality summer enrichment opportunities can stem summer learning loss and change the lives of millions of young people.
Increasingly, public libraries are feeding hungry bodies as well as hungry minds during the summer – and throughout the year. The CSLP’s Child and Community Well-Being committee supports and encourages library participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and other initiatives to help kids and teens stay nourished, active, and healthy when school is out.
The CCWB committee is pleased to offer the new Libraries and Summer Food Guide on the CSLP website and a series of articles showcasing the experiences of libraries around the country. Past articles are available on the Resource List section of the Libraries and Summer Food Guide.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program’s website has a lot of information to offer library staff. What some may not realize is that CSLP has curated a list of resources related to inclusion.
Visit www.cslpreads.org, hover over the “Inclusion Resources” tab, and you will find a plethora of different topics.
As they prepare for the 2019 summer learning program, “A Universe of Stories”, CSLP, STAR Net, and NASA have been working together on a virtual launch pad filled with numerous STEM resources that libraries can utilize in their celebration of space exploration.
With items including vetted STEM activities, partnership opportunities, printables and many other valuable resources, STAR Net’s “Summer of Space” website can provide your library with valuable tools to help your summer learning program achieve great success.
This information was obtained from the February 2019 CSLP Newsletter.
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CSLP is delighted to share its 2019 Summer Reading Public Service Announcements. It is offering two :30 second broadcast ready PSAs (one in English and one in Spanish) and three web-based PSAs for use online, on social media, or streaming in schools or libraries.
You may preview the videos below as well. They are housed on YouTube and are easily shareable.