Look for more school-library partnerships, as checking out books to meet summer reading requirements will be merely one of many options.
Library directors have made intentional efforts to link with summer learning initiatives. Mobile media centers and STEM-focused “maker spaces” will be popular with kids and parents. Librarians are especially trying to engage entire families in digital literacy programs.
Educators and librarians hope the result will be to inspire a lifelong love of learning. I echo that hope.