The effectiveness of summer reading programs in public libraries in the United States
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Published by University Microfilms International in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


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Statementby Jill L. Locke.
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination1 microfilm reel
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Open LibraryOL18529401M

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  Summer reading programs began in the s as a way to encourage school children, particularly those in urban areas and not needed for farm work, to read during their summer vacation, use the library and develop the habit of : Ala Library. A Summer Read; Book Discussion Groups; Celebration of Poetry; Job & Career Prep; One Book, One Community; Part of the Story; SummerQuest; Teen Advisory Groups; Youth Empowerment Summit; Events for Teens; Close; For Adults. Book Discussion Groups; Job & Career Prep; One Book, One Community; A Summer Read; TechTime; Events for Adults; Close; For.   Students of all ages will return to classrooms ready to re-engage with curriculum, classmates, and teachers. Many libraries around the world assist schools with summer reading programs, but as the bell rings for day one of class, there are countless ways libraries and schools can continue to work together to further student reading and education. One of the most popular programs offered in public libraries is "summer reading" for children, families, and adults. Summer reading usually includes a list of books to read during summer holidays, as well as performances, book discussions or other celebrations of reading, culture and the humanities.

Children's services in public libraries have received unmeasured praise from historians, librarians, and social scientists. Robert D. Leigh in the general report of the Public Library Inquiry, The Public Libra9 in the United States, summarized: Altogether, public library service to children and young people is an impressive achievement. Each year, Colorado public libraries offer engaging summer reading programs to encourage children and teens to read for fun and to prevent summer learning loss. In summer , the Colorado State Library invited Colorado public libraries to ask parents in their communities to help evaluate the effectiveness of these programs by completing a. Job-Seeking in US Public Libraries . pdf; updated June ) More employers – from grocery stores to casinos to state governments – require people to apply for jobs online. Americans are depending on libraries not only for free access to computers and the Internet, but also for the assistance and training library staff offer every day.   Summer Reading Programs Are Not a Race but a Destination Carol Anne Geary, Youth/Adult Services Librarian, Mechanicville (NY) District Public Library, [email protected] Starting off by saying “summer reading programs are not a race” is an interest­ing way to discuss programs in a year when the nationwide theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set.

examined summer reading programs’ effectiveness for her doctoral dissertation. Effective programs were defined as reaching a higher percentage of the child population. Using a survey mailed to public libraries, Lock determined that only a third of theFile Size: KB. The PLA Results Series has long served to help public librarians envision, evaluate, and respond to community needs with distinctive programs and services. Building from this proven model, Strategic Planning for Results by Sandra Nelson is the fully revised version of Planning for Results, the foundational book in this groundbreaking series. Why Public Library Summer Reading Programs Are Important Importance of Safe, Supervised Activities in the Summer Summer months present numerous hazards for children and teens and can be the most dangerous time of the year for them. Programs at public libraries in the summer provide constructive, supervised, free Size: KB. Get Ready to Rock for the Summer Reading Program at the Tilden Public Library the week of June 11 – 15 from – am. The Summer Reading Program (SRP) is open to children ages 2 – 10ish. We ask that a parent or guardian accompany children 2 – 5. Below is a registration form and Photo-Media Release form. We ask that you please complete and submit both forms by June 4th.