Beanstack Literacy Tool
The Beanstack platform makes it easy for library patrons to register, track reading and activities, and earn incentives while libraries gain data-driven insights that help show their value in the community. Find out more.
Resources to help you support the Common Core with your summer reading program. Find out more.
Resources shared during the Pandemic that are still relevant for your summer reading program. Find out more.
Creative Summer Learning Experiences: A Practical Guide for Libraries
Creative Summer Learning Experiences: A Practical Guide for Libraries was created for the California Library Association and the California State Library by the Center for Childhood Creativity. Find out more.
Facebook Group and Listserv
Join the Summer @ Your Library Facebook group and listserv to discuss topics relating to public library summer programming. Find out more.
Guidelines for creating effective and successful community partnerships. Find out more.
Products and Services
Summer reading products and services available free of charge to public libraries. Find out more.
Quality Principles and Indicators
Summer @ Your Library in California is a time of celebration, community-building, playing, learning, and reading. We have developed quality principles and indicators to showcase Summer @ Your Library in California and to help library staff demonstrate and maintain the value and impact of their programs. Developed with generous support from ScholarShare/TIAA-CREF. Find out more
A collection of research to help you demonstrate the value of summer reading and promote the importance of your work. Find out more.
State and National Initiatives
Public library summer programs can be an important part of local, regional, state, and national efforts around reading, learning, community building, and providing services to to underserved communities. We encourage you to connect with and become a part of these efforts. Find out more.
Summer Reading Annual Reports – Examples
Examples of libraries’ annual summer reading reports that communicate the impact of their summer programs. Find out more.