I’ve been wanting to share my thoughts about how Reading Rewards can be used in Youth Libraries for a while, so when I noticed ‘Gulf Beaches Library’ in the Reading Rewards ‘Top Groups of the Day‘ almost every day this week, I decided to contact their administrator to see how they were getting on, and maybe get a little feedback.
I got an almost immediate answer, and wanted to share the lovely note with you. I am so excited about this story of how Reading Rewards is being used (very successfully so far!) by Florida’s Gulf Beaches Library:
“This year, I was very excited and a little nervous to see what would happen when Gulf Beaches Library went up and running on Reading-Rewards.com. I had printouts available about reading prizes, but this year I hoped to use Reading Rewards to manage summer reading logs.
In the past, I’ve relied both on in-house designed and on professional promotional sheets, but I was never satisfied. Both systems meant a herd of kids coming at me just before a packed program, all of them needing to have their logs stamped. No matter how cute the sticker or the stamp, I couldn’t spend any real time with any child. It was all rush, rush, rush.
When I explored Reading Rewards, I realized that I’d be able to view their reading daily AND they would be able to view each others, which might lead to a nice bit of competition, AND exchange opinions about books they were reading.
I created a group, naming it simply, Gulf Beaches Library, loaded […]