Making the Move from Summer Reading to Summer Learning

Thursday, 1/17/2019
  • 2:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM (Pacific)

Summer is a critical time for children, and according to research from the National Summer Learning Association, children can lose up to 3 months of their school year learning during this time. Libraries have long embraced their role in the summer learning landscape, and more and more are adding in critical out of school time learning that align to 21st Century Learning Skills, Common Core State Standards or even Next Generation Science Standards. Additionally, NSLA has embraced libraries as valuable community hubs of summer learning and this webinar will talk about the ways in which NSLA can support libraries in the summertime. Participants will gain an awareness of best practices in making the shift from summer reading to summer learning and examine outcomes based evaluation as a way to measure program success and communicate their programs’ impact.

Learning Outcomes

1- Participants will gain an awareness of the pedagogy of moving summer reading to summer learning
2- Participants will learn best practices from the field in making this shift
3- Participants will gain an understanding of NSLA and their role in supporting libraries in summer learning

Who Should Attend

Children’s librarians and heads of departments serving youth, and school librarians.


Elsa Ouvrard-Prettol, Library and Media Instructor, Natomas Charter School



ALSC is offering this live webinar free of charge.

How to Register

Click here to register for this webinar.

Tech Requirements

computer, internet access


Kristen Figliulo
ALSC Program Officer for Continuing Education
(800) 545-2433 ext. 4026