Sign Ups: At each location, children are invited to sign up for Summer Reading. They receive a log to track the number of hours read. The following numbers represent the children who signed up to participant in the 2010 Summer Reading Program.
Patron Comments: “ I just like to know that I was reading and I was getting something out of it!” “ I liked that the children were able to feel a sense of independence in earning fish and placing it on the display.” “ I liked the bingo sheets & tracking reading times.”
Attendance: Attendance measured the amount of people who came to programs offered at our libraries during Summer Reading 2010.
Number of Programs Offered During Summer Reading 25% Increase! 557 2010 439 2009 378 2008 404 2007 Number of Programs during Summer Reading
Patron Comments: “ I love that you keep regular storytime hours but add extra fun with other events .” “ I liked the art classes and the hands on activities. “ There was better teen programming this year. I also liked Little Gym and the martial arts demo.”
-3% -6,818 192,081 198,899 July 1% 1,093 198,668 197,575 June -8% -12,547 150,468 163,015 May -6% -10,398 150,495 160,893 April -6% -11,526 170,422 181,948 March -5% -8,708 150,248 158,956 February -10% -17,207 150,587 167,794 January % Difference 2010 2009 Systemwide
2 % Decrease 175,219 179,219 165,860 2010 2009 2008 Circulation Stats for Juv and YA Materials June-July
Partnerships: Each location was challenged to partner with a local organization to provide assistance to their Summer Reading Programs.
Crestwood Hospitals' Dietary Department and Triana's Boys and Girls Club TRI Yarn Expressions, individuals from the community taught knitting SHO Cherokee Nation, Durham School Bus, Berachah Gym/City of Huntsville RUS Sparkman Homes Boys and Girls Club, Seminole Boys and Girls Club, Milestone Christian Academy, Second Mile Preschool, Church of the Nativity, WEUP, Sparkman Teen Center OSC Inspired Arts and Crafts NEW South Pittsburg High School Science Department MUR Straight Blast Gym, Harvest Volunteer Fire Department MON Green Team of Huntsville, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, The Shell Club, Deb Richie, Cooperative and Extension Office of Radon, North Alabama Oratorical Society MAI 4-H Club, Discovery Middle Band Students, Space & Rocket Center, My Spirited Art MAD McAlister & Rogers Produce, Penny Wood, Huntsville Museum of Art, The Chris Shrader Band. HAZ Berry's Pizza, Piggly Wiggly GUR Grissom High School Cheerleaders, Barnes and Noble Jones Valley, Rave Motion Pictures Jones Valley BAI Partners Branch
Systemwide Partnerships Cook’s Pest Control DJ Kandy/Your Perfect Party Early Works Hudson Alpha Institute of Biotechnology Insanity Skate Park Little Gym Mr. Waymon Krugh Magic Shows National Weather Service Nomadic Tapestry/Shahala Liz Butler Red Cross SARtec (Search and Rescue Dogs) Sci-Quest
Patron Comments about the entire program: “ I liked the different programs offered and I also like the fact that ALL AGES WERE INCLUDED THIS YEAR!.” “ YOU'VE DONE AN OUTSTANDING JOB!! PLEASE KEEP IT UP FOR 2011! ” “ Keep up the hard work - we SO appreciate all you do for the summer reading program .”
2010 Adult Summer Reading Signups 577 167 106 68 52 52 47 21 18 17 16 13 Total sign-ups Main Circulation Bailey Cove Madison Monrovia Murphy New Hope Oscar Mason Gurley Russell Hazel Green Showers