Category Archives: Building Collaborations with Schools

Summer Reading at New York Libraries & the Common Core

Public library summer reading programs foster a community of inquiry and literacy that leads to high academic achievement, independent reading and learning, and collaborative efforts that last a lifetime. Experts in the fields of child brain development and reading research agree that literacy skills develop early and are strengthened when children read during the summer months.

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2014 School Library Partner Manual

 Download the manual and share with your school library.

2014 Early Literacy Partner Manual

A Resource for Childcare Providers

Some of the ways schools are promoting summer reading in public libraries:

  • Putting SRP bookmarks from the public library into books being checked out at the school library.
  • Promoting the theme by displaying related books in the school library and reading promos on the morning announcements.
  • Planning displays of student art work at the public library in the summer to bring kids (and their families) in.
  • Holding follow-up recognition events in the fall for students that participated.
  • Encouraging teachers to volunteer a day at the public library.

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