Meet our 2024 Library Foundation Award honorees.

Category: Summer Learning Challenge


Ready. Set. Learn!

Summer matters. This is especially true for children and families who may not have access to high-quality summer activities and resources. Present in all 77 neighborhoods, Summer Learning Challenge gives children and teens the summer education they deserve.


Make This Summer (Learning) Count

Studies have shown that summer is a critical time for children. Students are at risk of losing more than two months’ worth of math and reading skills. More serious still is the painful truth that children who suffer the most are those from under resourced communities. This doesn’t have to be the case.


Summer Learning Challenge: Igniting the Imagination

During the Summer Learning Challenge, Carson devoured one book after another, trying different genres that piqued his interest. He was also consistent in reading for at least the recommended 20 minutes a day – a habit that he still practices today.


Why We Love the Summer Learning Challenge: The Gardner Family!

It may be back to school this month, but its never too early to mark your calendars early for next year’s program! Check out our interview with Gardner family and how they made the Summer Learning Challenge a BIG part of their family’s summer.