I HAD 474 TEENS READ 2848 BOOKS LAST SUMMER. Thats pretty awesome, right?
building summer reading participation starts in April.
scheduling class visits is like lobster fishing sometimes you catch a delicious lobster. sometimes you get a boot. make your traps big & spread out!
class visit considerations when do your schools do testing? who will let you into their classes? are you ARENA ROCK or intimate club setting? what resources can you use to get into classrooms?
your friendly neighborhood teen librarian wants to take you out to dinner! Hello everyone! As your school year winds down, KCPLs summer reading contest is getting ready to start! Last year, I visited 711 middle and high school students to tell them about all the great stuff they can win by reading this summer. Just at the Durr (Independent) Branch, we had almost 2000 books read over the summer by your students. This year, I want to break that record! More books, more summer reading, more class visits! So Im running a raffle contest: for every class I visit, that teacher/media specialist/etc gets one chance to win a $50 gift card to Darden Restaurant Group (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, or Longhorn Steakhouse). The more of your classes I visit, the more chances you have to win! Because I know that after a long school year, what could be nicer than a free and delicious dinner? If you would like to schedule a visit where I come and talk to your students about summer reading, upcoming library programs, and all of the awesome books, magazines, ebooks, music, movies, video games, etc. at the library, please send me an email of when you are available.
what happens at a class visit? talk about the prizes! stress how easy it is to enter! make it as basic as possible! give out something simple that advertises your SRP! pass around fun books & magazines! – origami – Ripleys Believe It or Not – comics – Tiger Beat
who are your patrons? do you need a library card to participate in summer reading? how are your under-16 patrons getting to the library? what grade/age does teen start at? when does it end?
summer reading entry form name school & grade phone/email book title book author book rating (1-5) library branch
libraries where src is a goal and librarians do something wacky Alabaugh challenged her teen readers to sign up for the teen summer reading program at Rocky River Public Library. If more than 200 teens signed up, Alabaugh pledged to dress up in a different pirate costume every day for one week. However, Alabaugh wasnt satisfied with just having teens sign up. She wanted to encourage them to read more than last years teens. So she again made a pledge: If the teens read more than 1,000 books, she would dye her hair hot pink for a whole month. http://www.westlifenews.com/2010/09-08/librarian.html