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Summer Reading at SC Libraries: Data Information

A program that entices children and young adults to read throughout the summer in order to keep up the skills they learned during the school year, and encouraging them to become lifelong library users.

Data Collection Requirements

Data Requirements for the Summer Reading Program

What We Are Collecting through READsquared

Information included in the reports from READsquared will include:

READsquared will create and send a report for each county. It is important for you to keep up with your data entry and ensure all data is entered by the end by August 31.  The best practice is to make sure data is entered throughout the summer.

  • Name of Library System
  • Name and contact information for the Library
  • Name of Participant (to be kept confidential at your library)
  • Logging type (books, pages, minutes, points, etc.)
  • Logging quantity
  • Total number of registrants in summer reading programs, by program level (Early Literacy, Children, Teen, Adult)
  • Number of completions for the summer reading program
  • Any additional information your library chooses to collect.

Of the data above, your participants will need to be required to provide the following during registration:

  • Name
  • Username
  • Password
  • zip code
  • Which Program patrons sign up for (Early Literacy, Children's, Teens, Adults)
  • Any other data your library chooses to collect including age, gender, school, birthday or other data.

Information Gathered Manually

Questions that will be manually requested from the library via an end of program survey.

As last year, a survey will be sent via surveymonkey after summer reading has finished.  The survey will be due September 16.  

  • Name of System

  • Dates of Program

  • What was the total circulation of materials from June 1-August 31, 2016?

  • Total Budget with donations listed separately

2016 SRP Surveys / Evaluations

These short surveys are designed to collect information about community participants' views your summer programs. Please print these surveys and provide them to your program audiences as often as possible.

Three new Project Outcome Surveys have been created regarding the summer reading program and are intended to be used at the end of the program or as participants finish the program. The three new surveys are attached below.

If you are already using the SRP surveys above, you may keep using those. If you have not yet started as of July 09, 2016, then you may consider using the ones below for the end of program survey.

PLA also offers guidelines for using these surveys. The FAQ document is also attached below. The FAQ document references the Education/Lifelong Learning and the Early Childhood Literacy Surveys, which are also included above for specific entertainment and educational one time programs you offer.

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