Summer Reading & Social Distancing
Do you have the time?
Consider pushing your start dates back, shortening your program, or offer it as a fall reading program.
No Internet - No Problem - Accessible Programs
- SRP partnerships in essential service areas (grocery stores-school pickup/delivery). Leave registration and tracking materials and instructions on how to access reading materials. Completed trackers may be dropped at service areas or library. Mail certificates and prizes to homes.
- Summer Learning Home Challenges
- Create kits available at critical service points containing projects
- Summer learning challenge worksheets for middle school and teens.
- Do the challenge and then teach three others. Your siblings, or others through social media. (Baking, building, teaching littles, creating music, etc)
- Storytime over the radio! Utilize college radio, non profit radio and local cable access to do storytimes.
- Hold your own Bummer Games like the Ann Arbor District Library.
- Story walks.
- Fitness Forest--post simple exercises.
- Online bingo and scavenger hunts (nature, photo).
- Simple low cost craft such as nature crafts.
We still like prizes!
- Use e-gift cards for prizes.
- Delay summer reading prize awards to when the library re-opens.
- Use brag tags (https://www.schoollife.com/school-products/value-packs/library-value-pack-imagine-your-story.html). We intended to give one tag each week the kids logged. These would be easy to mail.
It's Show Time--Programs & Presenters
- Work with previously-hired presenters to see what online programs might be available.
- Focus on do-at-home activities.
- Record craft and game tutorials to put on Facebook.
- Partner with food distribution groups to provide pre-packaged kits and/or books.
- Post spirit days such as dress up for Halloween or as your favorite superhero.
- Offering digital help services (how to use Libby or Hoopla..more)