Office of the Governor

Summer Learning Resources



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There are a lot of fun summer programs available for Delaware students this year. Contact your school district and to sign up your kids today. We’ve learned a lot over the past three years – educating during the pandemic. And here’s what’s clear. Summer matters.

We need to support our students to improve reading proficiency and long-term success. We know our schools can’t do all this alone. It takes all of us to support our students.

Parents, grandparents, and neighbors, we need your support — this summer, we want to ensure every seat available to K-12 students across our state is filled.

We know summer is and should be fun. Our schools and camps across the state have built programs that allow students to get outside and enjoy the weather while receiving high-quality reading and math instruction. 

Let’s make this summer count. Contact your school district today and plan a visit to your local library to pick up a new book. I look forward to hearing about all of the efforts of our students this summer.”

-Governor John Carney

Summer Programs at School Districts

Appoquinimink School District

Brandywine School District

Caesar Rodney School District

Cape Henlopen School District

Capital School District

Christina School District

Colonial School District

Delmar School District

Indian River School District

Lake Forest School District

Laurel School District

Milford School District

NCC Vocational Technical School District

Polytech School District

Red Clay School District

Seaford School District

Smyrna School District

Sussex Tech School District

Woodbridge School District



Additional Summer Resources

Delaware 211 Summer Program Library

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The Delaware 211 Summer Program Library is a tool was designed to help make your search for summer programs easy and stress-free. Most of the current programs are geared towards middle-school students. 

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Summer Reading at Delaware Libraries

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Adventure Begins at Your Library!

Starts Saturday, June 1, 2024!


Program Benefits:

  • Promotes learning during summer break in a fun way
  • Sharpens literacy skills
  • Encourages reluctant readers
  • Fosters a passion for reading
  • It’s FREE!

Program Information:

SubscribeDelaware Libraries & Delaware Libraries Summer Reading Program Youtube Channels

LibGuide: Check it out for more information & ideas!

More: Check with your local Delaware Public Library or visit our Statewide Calendar of Events for programming & check out events happening on Facebook!

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Get a library card

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We can’t wait to share all the wonderful opportunities at Delaware Libraries for your child to grow, learn, and have fun!

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Dolly Parton Imagination Library

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In Delaware’s Imagination Library program, children ages birth up to their 5th birthday receive a FREE book in the mail each month. The purpose is to instill the habit of reading, and create the library habit, too!

This program is brought to you by Delaware Libraries, a program of First Lady Tracey Quillen Carney’s First Chance initiative.

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Summer Acceleration

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The Delaware Department of Education is dedicated to providing summer resources to support learning acceleration for students in literacy and mathematics.

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