Do you ever look for ways to get feedback from kids and parents about your programs? Who wants to interrupt the flow of a fun program with a boring survey?
Becky Arenivar, programming librarian at the Prescott Public Library, has come up with a fun way to document how people react to the program or brainstorm about future programs, and she's used it at teen programs to great effect. Here's the trick: put out a big sheet of white paper and some markers, and ask people as they arrive to take time during and after the program to write a comment or two (or a suggestion for another program). This has worked well, and I can't say I'm surprised! Who can resist markers and big sheets of paper??