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Urban Libraries Council: Accelerate Summer Initial Findings

Thursday, October 22, 2015  
Posted by: Tyler Mattingly
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The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) and the National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) have been working in partnership to investigate and identify the ways in which public libraries are delivering summer learning activities. ULC and NSLA thank the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for supporting this important project called Accelerate Summer: A Partnership for Learning.

ULC and NSLA engaged in this exploratory effort because we know that libraries are filling a gap during the summer months and providing access to summer learning opportunities for children and youth where these opportunities wouldn’t exist otherwise. As Matt Poland, ULC Board Chair and CEO of the Hartford Public Library has stated, “Public libraries are on the threshold of creating a revolution — leading the development of summer learning that impacts the academic achievement of our children, especially those who live in poverty in our cities.”

Read about the initial key findings of Accelerate Summer.

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