School's out (or almost!), but libraries and out-of-school-time partners are gearing up for a busy season fighting summer slide.
At a recent Vermont Department of Libraries meeting, partners in the Collaborative Summer Learning Program shared their ideas for planning around the summer reading theme On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! Events included: Olympics, nutrition, gardening, Sudoku, break dancing, sneaker dancing, Renaissance Games, mini golf, archery, board games, and hula hoops. They have partnered with local sports teams, state parks, summer meal sites, and expert community members. Local bookstores, such as Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, also offer a wide-range of summer reading activities.
Whether you are in the thick of planning or just beginning to think about next year, here are some program ideas to enact now or to toss around over the summer.
Thank you to all of our dedicated partners. We look forward to hearing about your summer accomplishments and program successes. We at CLiF hope you can all find time to enjoy your own "just right" summer books!