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MLS Summer Library Program

Read & Bead: Innovations for Summer Reading

Discover an innovative system for your library's Summer Reading Program that will encourage intrinsic motivation, increase word-of-mouth promotion, and reduce expenses while being fun and easy to learn for your patrons and staff. The 'Read and Bead' system personalizes the SRP experience for each participant, reaching and supporting both struggling and advanced readers in your community. Presented by Melissa McCleary, Youth Services Librarian at Pembroke Public Library, and Katrina Ireland, Children's Services Librarian at Northborough Free Library.

Using Project Outcome to Measure & Build a Better Summer Library Program

Recorded webinar from Jan. 24, 2018. Summer reading programs are on the horizon! How will you measure the success of your summer reading and learning programs? Project Outcome provides a set of tools to help you measure the outcomes of your summer programs, which can be used to make program improvements, justify funding requests, and strengthen community partnerships. This webinar covers good practices for administering Project Outcome surveys for summer reading programs. Learn what other libraries have done to successfully gather outcome data about summer learning and why standardized summer program outcomes are so important from the state library’s perspective.