Planning a traditional Summer Library Program during a pandemic has posed some unique and sometimes frustrating challenges for libraries. It has also created some innovative and engaging opportunities for our communities! Check out the resources on this page to help you plan your summer program. Need additional help with COVID-related issues? Check out our Coronavirus and Mass. Libraries resource guide.
The Tri-State Summer Summit, held on Feb. 10 & 11, 2021, was a free, virtual event hosted by the Connecticut State Library, the Massachusetts Library System, and the Rhode Island Office of Library and Information Services.
The keynote speaker, Abdul-Razak Zachariah, author of "The Night is Yours" was followed by a panel conversation with Statewide Summer Library Program staff from RI, CT, & MA. Sessions also covered topics such as school partnerships, burnout, podcasting, and flexibility & responsiveness.