Summer Reading Program – Not just for kids!
Summer is a great time to let your community know what the library has to offer!
Libraries can use summer as a showcase to engage and connect with the community by offering programs for:
- Community-at-large (intergenerational)
- Summer Reading at New York Libraries [DLD] – Access to information, resources, research, downloadable materials and online registration tools brought to you by the Division of Library Development.
- Studies show that library summer reading programs will raise student learning levels and help prevent learning losses during the summer months.
- Collaborative Summer Library Reading Program [CSLP] – Member libraries will access the manual, clip art and order incentives through the CSLP site. Please create an account, it’s free, to access all of these components provided to you by NYS.
- Renaissance myON® Digital Library – This free digital library gives your patrons unlimited, 24/7 access to more than 6,000 authentic fiction and nonfiction texts covering a broad range of themes and topics. Access to the myON digital library for this summer reading opportunity will be available through a special shared account with one statewide login.
- READsquard Online Reading Program – READsquared is a free application available to libraries. Library staff can use the application to brand their summer reading program. Library patrons can use it to track the books they read during the summer, review books, see suggested reading lists, participate in challenges and activities, register for programs, and much more!
- 2019 Teen Video Challenge – The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens. Teens are challenged to create a video of their unique interpretation of the 2019 CSLP slogan “A Universe of Stories”. Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading. Videos will be accepted June 1 through August 2, 2019.
- Use Project Outcome to evaluate your Summer Reading Program – A template has been created in Project Outcome for all MHLS libraries to use to evaluate the outcomes of their Summer Reading Program. We suggest that you collect a list of emails at your summer reading registration event, then send out this survey to the parents/caregivers at the end of the summer.
When you log into Project Outcome, look for this template and click the orange button that says “Create Survey From Template” to get started.
Every member library is required
to submit an online Summer Reading Program Final Report.
This information is sent to the Division of Library Development and assists your library with needed statistics for the Member Library Annual Report
Due by September 13, 2019
PDF preview of the Summer Reading Report
One report per library. If you have a branch library all information for both buildings should be included in one report.
Questions? Contact MHLS Outreach & Engagement Specialist Courtney Wimmers, email@example.com