Making the Transition from Summer Reading to Summer Learning

Thursday, 11/17/2016
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific)

Why would a library transition from summer reading to summer learning? That’s one of the questions we’ll answer in this webinar that focuses on why summer learning is valuable when working with and for teens. You will also learn about the activities libraries are designing as a part of summer learning programs and how to get started making the move from summer reading to summer learning. 

You can learn more about summer learning by reading:

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session participants will:

  • Understand the value of summer learning through libraries
  • Have ideas on ways to transition to summer learning from summer reading
  • Know about summer learning programs they might customize for the teens in their community
  • Know how to advocate for making the move to summer learning with colleagues and stakeholders

Who Should Attend

  • Library staff working with teens in school and/or public libraries
  • Staff in informal learning environments that work with teens
  • Library school students
  • Administrators working with staff to develop teen initiatives


  • Trixie Dantis, Teen Services Supervisor at Arlington Heights (IL) Memorial Library,
  • Emily Samose, Director, Director, Education and Learning Initiatives, Urban Libraries Council
  • Adrienne Strock, Branch Manager, Mid-City Branch, New Orleans (LA) Public Library



YALSA Members: Free

Non-Members: Available for purchase on the Webinars On Demand page 24 hours after the live recording.

How to Register

YALSA members may register for this webinar on the Members Only Webinar Registration page (Login required.) Non-members may purchase the webinar on the Webinars On Demand page 24 hours after the live recording.

Tech Requirements

The webinar will be hosted using the Zoom platform. Zoom allows participants to join the session using a webcam and computer or phone for audio, via their app for Andrioid and iOS devices, and via phone only. To learn how to get started with Zoom and MAC and PC systems requirements visit the software's Getting Started web pages. After registering for the session you'll receive full login information.


Linda W. Braun, CE Consultant,  917-847-7804.