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 services to underserved communities. We encourage you to connect with and become a part of these efforts.

If your library is part of statewide or national initiatives that is not included below, please let us know.

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.

National Summer Learning Day

Work with your city leaders to celebration National Summer Learning Day using the National Summer Learning Association’s Mayor’s Summer Learning Playbook. The National Summer Learning Association website has comprehensive resources to help you celebrate National Summer Learning Day.

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 about the Campaign.