Wednesday, August 28, 2013

2013 Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

In 10 weeks this summer, I held 175 events with a total attendance of 3,565.

Here's a breakdown of my summer:
  • 49 community preschool storytimes
  • 39 community school age events
  • 3 teen events (Mad Hatter Tea Party, Movie Night, Hobbit Party)
  • 4 Peter Rabbit Parties
  • 3 Alice in Wonderland Events
  • 2 shows by a paid performer
  • 15 movies
  • 9 day camp preschool storytimes
  • 51 day camp school age events

It was a very busy summer to be sure. Let's talk statistics. Community event attendance increased by 101% from 2012. Registration for the reading contest increased while completion decreased.  Special children's events had mixed attendance.

I have a few changes in mind for next year. We'll go back to counting books and kids can sign up for the contest throughout the summer. No special events next summer. I think the Alice event this year would have done much better as a weekly theme. Next year the program will be 9 weeks long--8 weeks of programs with the 9th week for certificates, goodie bags, and grand prize drawing.

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