Category Archives: Information about Education

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.

Read more about how summer reading supports common core at

2014 School Library Partner Manual

 Download the manual and share with your school library.

Common Core explained in less than 2 minutes

Why Common Core? from NYC DOE Promising Pract on Vimeo.

Common Core Resources for Parents

Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards.