November is a great time to have a conversation with local schools to get children and teachers excited and on board for the Summer Reading Club before the end of the school year. Partnering with schools also provides opportunities to encourage membership to your library, and is an excellent way to strengthen your library’s connections with your community.
Jo Beazley from Toowoomba Regional Libraries says excitedly “We will have our Mobile Van kitted out with SRC resources and information about our holiday program to share at all our locations before school finishes!”
With Game On resources now arriving at libraries, why not download the letter to schools resource available through the Summer Reading Club dropbox – you can update it with your library details and distribute it to the schools in your area. If you have the time, try to connect into a school assembly to personally invite the students to come visit you and your team over the summer.
You might also want to leave some of the bookmarks and postcards at the schools too!
If you already championing the Summer Reading Club in your area why not comment on this post with your outreach ideas and share the ways you are connecting with your community. Your experience will definitely help those libraries that are new to the program this year!
For more information on gearing up for delivery of the Summer Reading Club in your libraries, check out the SRC Programming Guide: Quick Reference Guide #2: Get Set available from the SRC Website or contact the SRC Team!