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Thursday, April 3, 2014

SLP Idea Swap Ideas!

I need a reminder that summer really is coming some day, so here is another installment in the SLP Idea Swap update.  At the SLP Idea Swap we talked some about the structure of the reading part of things.  Here are some ideas that folks shared:

  • In Fall Creek, they give kids a calendar for each month, which includes special events at the library.  The kids use the calendar to record the number of days they read for more than 10 minutes.  So they are promoting reading every day, and kids are finding ways to squeeze reading in to their schedules.
  • In Phillips, private donations allow them to give away a free book to each participant every single week of the summer!
  • Some libraries are experimenting with incentives.  In Park Falls, an invitation to the end-of-summer teen lock-in will be the ultimate prize.
  • In Cumberland, they are experimenting with getting a matching grant, of sorts, from area businesses.  The library will purchase a gift card for incentives, and then ask the business for a donation of the same value.

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