Summer 2020 - Dig Deeper: Read, Investigate, Discover!

Are you ready to Dig Deeper? Read, Investigate, Discover the resources that may help you when planning your 2020 Summer Reading:

Wondering how libraries are looking ahead to adapting summer reading this year? Ashley Stewart, director of the Caseyville (IL) Public Library and Lindsey Herron, director of the Wood River (IL) Public Library--both iREAD Committee members--presented a webinar on April 10 with detailed suggestions on how to conduct a summer reading program remotely, including serving those with broadband and those without. Download the full presentation which includes hyperlinked resources and suggestions on the topic discussed during the presentation. View the live recording of the webinar made possible by the Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS).

One of the suggestions includes adjusting the timing of your program; with the school year being disrupted, now more than ever, libraries and summer reading can play part in "Preventing the Summer Slide."

Planning on taking your iREAD Summer Reading program online? The following virtual programs provide iREAD artwork along with web-based interfaces, tools, and databases to help support your summer reading program:

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