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:
- Fonts used on 2020 Posters (downloadable PDF)
- 2020 Public Service Announcement
- 2020 Summer Reading T-shirts
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:
- 2020 iREAD® Resource Guide Home Edition
(Libraries are working hard to make plans to adapt in case the COVID-19 protocols remain in place through part of summer 2020. iREAD is pleased to make available this free, abridged version of the 2020 Resource Guide for families to use while we’re all stuck at home.)
- 2020 iREAD® Resource Guide - full version downloadable guide and graphics
- Sample google form for Adult Reading Challenge
(Sample provided by Auburn Public Library in Auburn, IL. The form can be adapted to any program and/or reading challenge.)
- Digital Escape Rooms
- Tips for Recording Virtual Storytimes due to COVID-19