Libraries make efforts to reach kids most at risk for summer slide.
- Working with special education teachers to include kids with disabilities
- Working with Title I teachers, reading specialists, and school administrators to find ways to serve at-risk students
- Working with other organizations in the community such as housing authorities and foster parent organizations
- Attracting non-readers by being about more than just reading books
- Providing training to camp counselors and other groups who have teens and college students working with groups of kids
- Encouraging those who are working with groups of children to read aloud daily
- Providing summer lunch or providing programming at summer lunch sites
- Making it easy for families to participate
- Branding Summer Quest, using the CLSP theme as a sub title, and remove the need for all programs to relate to the year’s theme
Libraries provide experiences that have impact beyond the program. For example, programs on yoga, or how to draw, paint, or write.
- Making these experiences available to the community at times convenient for families to participate
- Providing opportunities for kids to explore self-interests that can grow beyond the library program
Libraries offer age appropriate literacy based programming to help children increase their reading and writing skills.
- Providing opportunities to practice and grow
- Encouraging kids to read about their interests in whatever format they choose and discuss.