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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 encourages them to become lifelong library users.

Data Collection Requirements

Data Reporting for the Summer Reading Program

  1. Statistics through READsquared
  2. Completion of the 2021 Collaborative Summer Library Program Evaluation
  3. Completion of the 2021 Grant Report
  4. Project Outcome Survey given to your library users, or other data gathering methods

What We Collect 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 August 31.  The best practice is to make sure data is entered throughout the summer. If you feel you need any additional training on using READsquared, please contact Leigh Ramey, Youth Services Consultant. 

  • Name of Library System
  • Logging type (books, pages, minutes, points, etc.)
  • Logging quantity (how much was read)
  • Total number of registrants in summer reading programs, by program level (Early Literacy, Children, Teen, Adult)
  • Number of completions/participation for the summer reading program
  • Any additional information your library chooses to collect (age, gender, school, address)

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

  • Name (to be kept confidential within your library)
  • Username
  • Password
  • Which Program patrons sign up for (Early Literacy, Children's, Teens, Adults)

Information Gathered Manually

Questions that will be manually requested from the library via the Collaborative Summer Reading Evaluation and Grant Report.

A survey will be sent via surveymonkey, and is available on the right side of this LibGuide.  The survey will be due September 6th, 2019.  Information requested will include:

  • Name of System

  • Dates of Program

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

  • Total Budget with donations listed separately

  • Number of programs, by age group

  • Program attendance, by age group

  • How you used your grant monies

2021 Summer Reading & Learning Surveys / Evaluations

These short surveys are designed to collect information about community participants' views your summer programs. They are provided by the Public Library Association's Project Outcome. If you are registered already with Project Outcome, you can create a link for your patrons to complete this survey electronically. If not, please print them and hand them out during a Summer Reading event - a storytime, a performance, the choice is yours. If you received a Summer Reading Resource Grant, please give the surveys at that grant-funded event.