Skip to Main Content

Summer With the Library

Learn about the various resources and supports for libraries and they plan for summer.
Read Renew Repeat Banner Image

CT State Library Goals for Summer

  • To train librarians to center equity in summer program
  • To encourage libraries to focus on summer programing outcomes
    • Outcome-based results tell the stories behind your summer reading statistics
    • An outcome-based approach gives you information for a great “how we did it good” story to tell the media, elected officials, and other stakeholders.
    • Programs designed to achieve measurable outcomes are more likely to achieve results that are relevant to the community
    • Libraries that can demonstrate that their programs contribute to positive outcomes have a competitive edge when looking for funding. (source)
  • To help/encourage libraries to build community connections and partnerships
    • Partner= organization that contributes resources (space, staff, transportation, etc.) to the project
  • To provide free, high quality enrichment opportunities and learning for CT residents during the summer 
  • To provide consultation and work with libraries to develop and test new programming and outreach models
  • To support a community of practice among library staff.
  • To celebrate reading, literacy, and learning

Connecticut State Library | 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 | 860-757-6500 * Toll-free 866-886-4478
Disclaimers & Permissions | Privacy Policy | State of Connecticut Home Page

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.