Diana went to a presentation at Service Center XI Lib2Tell Conference 2018 and brought this idea back. A special thank you to our Follett Rep. Naomi Bates for arranging for the bags for our students to place their summer books in. In two weeks, we will have 150+ students fill their bags with books. Some books they can add to their home libraries and others will be checked out from our library collection.
Why do we let our library books just sit on our shelves all summer break?
We know research shows that students need to read over summer break or their reading ability will decline. So why not let the books get checked out by students over the summer. We are calling the program "Beat the Heat" READ. Below are images of the flyers and bag tag we are using. I will post a follow up blog in September to let you know how it went.
Diana Colby @DianaColby Mother of eight. Librarian, one busy momma. "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, Learn as if you will live forever." Gandhi