Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Promoting summer reading

To support public library promotion of summer reading programs, new resources and tools have been added to the New York State Library website.

* The "Summer Reading at New York Libraries" Information Page Provides links to two marketing workshop presentations: Marketing Youth Service Programs 101, presented at the YSS 2011 Spring Conference and the 2010 Summer Reading promotional workshop for local public libraries.
* The "Summer Reading at New York Libraries" Downloadable Materials Page includes several new and/or updated resources:
-- flyers to reach parents and educators
-- "Suggestions for Promoting Your Libraries Summer Reading Program"
-- downloadable template to create report card labels and iron-on transfers for T-shirts or canvas bags.

* The "Summer Reading at New York Libraries" Importance of Summer Reading Page contains current research information and an annotated bibliography highlighting the educational value of public library summer reading programs.

Please visit all areas of the New York State Library Summer Reading at New York Libraries website for many more program and promotional resources.

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