Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 summer reading

May 29: online registration for kids only begins
June 4: registration for kids, middle school, and high school in the library opens
June 9: SRP kick-off and official start date
July 2-6: No regular programs (closed on July 4) (Craft-o-rama and a movie)
July 30: Storytime and regular programs end
August 11: SRP ends

All kids and teens receive a prize when they sign up, donated by a local artist; fantasy-themed buttons and bookmarks.
Registration is an online spreadsheet that all staff can access. I record kids' names, ages, and schools. Teens I also record if they have a library card. All kids under 16 get a fine amnesty coupon.

Summer reading instruction posters, all ages

Summer promo bookmarks
Summer reading flyers (I also have these in Spanish!)

Kids Program, Age 0 to 5th grade
Kids get stickers for each day they complete and a weekly activity kit if they visit the library. When they turn in their June calendar (it does not have to be "complete" they get a packet of passes and coupons supplied by the consortium. I had them divided into folders this year so they can put together their own packet. When they turn in their July calendar they get a free book. August is only a few weeks; if I get passes to our local county fair I will hand those out, if not free books. I have alternate prizes, board books, for the kids who are too young for the passes.

Middle School Program, 6th-8th grade
Middle schoolers turn in their receipt when they check out books or a reading card. Every week they turn one in, they get to pick a colored marble from a jar. Clear glass pebbles, they pick from a box of misc. small prizes (leftover from previous summers, Scholastic crap, stuff that came with movies, etc.). Blue pebbles they get candy ($1 each roughly) and red pebbles they get to pick a free book. There are fewer blue and red pebbles.

High School Program, 9th-12th grade
Teens have a reading log (which I borrowed from the adult program). They get a raffle ticket for each book they read and program they attend. These raffle tickets are put into the grand prize drawings. I have 6 grand prizes, half will be drawn in June and half in July, and a whole bunch of book sets to draw from in August. The grand prizes are gift certificates to local places - a popular coffee shop, athletic center, craft/art glass place, and salon and some donated prizes that my associate provided.


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