Unlocking Literacy: Five Action Steps for Implementing the Science of Reading into Summer Programs a

When:  Jul 11, 2024 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET)

Join ULC for an insightful and practical webinar designed specifically for public librarians and library staff, focused on enhancing your summer learning programs through the integration of elements of the Science of Reading. The webinar will provide you with evidence-based strategies and tools to take the first step in fostering literacy development among young readers and summer learning participants. 

During this 60-minute session, you'll learn about the core principles of the Science of Reading and gain knowledge of five easy action steps to effectively incorporate in your ongoing 2024 summer learning programs. We will share tips on selecting appropriate reading materials, designing engaging activities, and creating an inclusive environment that supports all learners. Additionally, you'll discover ways to collaborate with educators and parents to reinforce reading skills all year long.

Key takeaways from this webinar include: 

  • Understanding the fundamentals of the Science of Reading and its importance in literacy development. 
  • Practical strategies for incorporating these principles into your summer reading programs. 
  • Techniques for engaging parents and supporting them as their children learn to read proficiently. 
  • Resources and tools to begin to grow your services and programs in ways that support structured literacy.


Elizabeth McChesney, Senior Advisor, Urban Libraries Council