- April 15: Webinar – Summer Reader 201
- April 15: The Best Nonfiction Young Adult Books @ Ulster BOCES
- April 17: Webinar – Summer Reader 301
- April 23: Webinar – Statewide Early Literacy Training for Public Library Staff
- April 23: Dutchess Notable Books Banquet @ MHLS
- May 31: Get Real: Getting Kids Excited About Nonfiction @ Dutchess BOCES
2013 Early Literacy Partner Manual contains complete information for child care providers and schools to partner with a public library, or public library system, to help children and young families gain the early literacy skills needed to succeed in school in the years ahead. It also has early literacy resource lists for books, recordings, and websites related to the 2013 theme.
2013 School Library Partner Manual contains complete information for school libraries and schools to partner with a public library, or public library system, to help all students gain the full advantage of summer reading. It also has full resource lists for books, recordings, and websites related to the 2013 theme.
In 2010 The Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Studies released the results of a three-year study The Dominican Study: Public Library Summer Reading Programs Close the Reading Gap that confirmed what many librarians have long suspected: students who take part in their local library’s summer reading program significantly improve their reading skills. The study found that kids who participate in their library’s summer reading program are 52 Lexile points ahead of their peers who do not. Summer reading programs also assist with learning retention between school years. So instead of losing knowledge and skills during the summer months, kids who attend reading programs actually show increases in knowledge and skills!
Check out a great article about the study in School Library Journal.