As schools finish up after a year of “the new normal,” now it’s the libraries turn. After the tumultuous last few years, most libraries have switched up their strategies and are making a new plan.
If you have time, take a moment to answer some quick questions in the comments:
- How does your library’s summer reading program differ than before COVID-19?
- What are you most looking forward to about summer reading this year?
- Do you have any concerns about this years summer reading?
At my libraries, we toned back a lot of our programs the last two years and offered more take home options and possibilities to get all the prizes at once. This year, it will be back to a gradual system of levels although people can still opt for curb side. We are also back to having teen volunteers which is definitely one of my favorite parts of the summer reading program.
I know that in a time of many book challenges, I want to make sure that I have plenty of options available for what kids want to read. I hope to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for kids and their caregivers.