Program Models

Innovative program models to help you connect with broader literacy initiatives, reach out to under-served groups, and keep your summer programming dynamic and relevant.

California Public Library Showcase

Creative summer program models in California public libraries. Find out more.

Campaign for Grade Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The Campaign focuses on an important predictor of school success and high school graduation—grade-level reading by the end of third grade. Public library summer reading programs can play an important role in Campaign communities. Find out more about the Campaign.

Lunch at the Library

Lunch at the Library helps libraries participate in the USDA’s summer nutrition program and establish themselves as successful summer meal sites. Find out more.

Summer Matters Campaign

Summer Matters is California’s first ever statewide campaign focused on creating and expanding access to high-quality learning opportunities for all students. As a campaign partner, CLA has developed resources to help community-based summer learning programs develop partnerships with libraries and incorporate libraries programs into their curricula. Find out more