Your Gifts in Action: Summer @ Your Library

Foundation-Funded Enhancements Designed to Reach Diverse Communities.

Thanks to supporters like you, materials for Summer @ Your Library this year will be bilingual. These materials include, but are not limited to, the Summer Reading Challenge Log and the community scavenger hunt activity. Both are given to readers of all ages when they register for the reading challenge.

The foundation provides $45,000, a year to include an array of Summer @ Your Library programs. This summer, teaching artist Amaranta Ibarra, will lead a virtual STEAM program where children will have the opportunity to design and decorate pinwheels while discussing different elements and wind power. This program will incorporate Spanish language and culture throughout the program. Amaranta, originally from Mexico and based in Seattle, will also share what libraries are like in Mexico.

For several years, the foundation has funded the annual purchase of Summer @ Your Library t-shirts for all staff members system wide.

AACPL Staff preparing T-shirts for delivery to branches.