California State Library Online Programming Ideas Database
The State Library is collecting and making available programming ideas for public library staff to use while library buildings are closed and programming must be virtual and/or distance-friendly. We encourage you to:

  • submit your grab-and-go/take-away programming ideas to share with your colleagues. Tag all those great grab-and-go ideas with “Non-digital, take-away activities”
  • use this new database to find new ideas and support your programming

To submit ideas, please use this form:

California Department of Education’s Nutrition Services Division: administers the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) Child Nutrition Programs and the Food Distribution Program in California.

National Council for Aging Care: The Facts Behind Senior Hunger A wealth of up-to-date data on hunger and older adults.

National Summer Learning Association: NSLA focuses on providing information and resources to out of school time organizations who support and provide summer learning activities.

Range mobile app If your library is not a summer meal site, you can help teens and children find free meals using the free Range mobile app, which locates the time and place where free meals are served in communities across the country.

Summer Matters: statewide campaign focused on creating and expanding access to high-quality summer learning opportunities for all California students.

The USDA website includes links to information on how libraries can get Involved in summer meals, SFSP resources including an SFSP toolkit, SFSP handbooks, state agency contacts, and SFSP webinar recordings.