Pennsylvania Summer Library Program 2024 Impact Report Preview Now Available | Compendium

A preview copy of the Pennsylvania Summer Library Program 2024 Impact Report is now available. Data collection for the Summer 2024 Impact Report will open for live submission via Microsoft Forms starting Thursday, August 1, 2024, and will be open through Friday, September 20, 2024. A short, recorded informational session outlining changes and providing clarity is available on the Pennsylvania Library Staff Academy.

The purpose of this impact report is to:

    • Document and communicate the difference libraries make in their communities during the Summer.
    • Select interview candidates for the Pennsylvania Summer Library Program 2025 Showcase on the Pennsylvania Library Staff Academy.
    • Celebrate the equity, belonging, and inclusion-focused accomplishments of libraries.

Information for completing the Pennsylvania Summer Library Program 2024 Impact Report:

    • This impact report is intended to be completed by individual library outlets (including separate entries for main libraries and branches). Please submit one response per building.
    • The completion of this impact report is voluntary and not mandatory.  We hope you feel empowered to share the good work your library has done for the youth in your community.
    • Please enter responses to the best of your ability.
    • If you don’t have an answer or data for any particular question, you may enter “0” or “N/A.”
    • The data may be shared with District Consultants and Youth Services District Consultants/Coordinators.
    • The type of data collected in this impact report is not used to determine eligibility for State Aid or as part of standards requirements.
    • Please continue to track program and attendance data in order to accurately complete the Pennsylvania Public Library Annual Report as well as for your own use in developing local community impact reports to share with local stakeholders.

The Summer 2024 Impact Report questions may be subject to change before the data collection begins on Thursday, August 1, 2024.

For the Summer 2024 Impact Report, the Bureau of Library Development is changing its approach of collecting feedback and data from participating children and teens. Instead of using the standard Participant Summer Survey as in previous years, we’re giving libraries the flexibility to create and distribute their own surveys. This allows libraries to tailor questions to better suit the specific needs and interests of each unique community. We encourage you to collect the information that you find most valuable for understanding and communicating the impact of your summer programming.

This project is made possible by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Questions and comments can be sent to Corri Hines (, School Age Services Advisor, Bureau of Library Development, Office of Commonwealth Libraries.


The Bureau of Library Development (BLD) in the Office of Commonwealth Libraries supports libraries and library services for Pennsylvanians through the administration of state and federally funded programs and grant opportunities including LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act), Library AccessLAMP (Library of Accessible Media for Pennsylvanians), the Public Library Subsidy, and Keystone Grants for Public Library Facilities. BLD also provides advisory services, professional development, and continuing education for library staff and volunteer leadership at public, school, academic, and special libraries.

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