Are you participating in your library's summer reading program? I love that my library has a program for all ages - children's, teen, AND adults. So fun! I'm a department of one working in Teen Services and PR, so it was a bit crazy trying to get everything ready this spring. But I pulled it off! Here's a sneak peek into Summer Reading at my library.
Getting festive! We use the collaborative summer library theme & this year it's all about heroes.
I'm keeping all the incentive prizes on a cart so that I can roll it over to the children's department or adult department when I leave work for the day. That way teens can still pick up prizes even when I'm not there during evenings or weekends. I have prizes for them when they sign up & after they read 5 books and 10 books. Sign up prizes are bookmarks, candy, and coupons for local businesses (free Chipotle burrito, free Jazzercise class, or $1 off frozen yogurt). At 5 books, they can choose a free book and either a Sharpie, a cord wrap, or a superhero rubber duck. At 10 books, they get a book bag, a $5 gift card to a local business, and a coupon for a free cupcake or cookie. I went to the middle school and high school and did surveys at lunch to find out where they like to shop, which helped me pick out the gift cards! (Paid for by our library's Friends group.)
I'll have passive programming going on in the teen room all summer as well. Here's our "photo booth" for Superhero Selfies. I'm having them tag us on Instagram for an extra drawing prize entry.
And here's our "What's Your Superhero Name?" display. This has been fun for families as the parents and younger kids get into it as well!
What are you planning to read this summer?
Will you be logging your books for your library's summer reading program?