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Summer Reader Program Templates

Are you a library who is having trouble setting up your program or do you not have time? We have the solution for you! In this article, there are 12 templates to help jump start your Summer Reader programs. Each template caters to a different setup so you can find one to fit your needs. Each program template has a brief description describing who it would suit and what features it has. These programs can be edited once they are in your system, but they will have all the required settings in place so it is able to use "out of the box", with just minor edits. Also, all of these programs can be easily installed into your Summer Reader program by you or your staff. The descriptions are listed below.
 
Program Templates:

1. Group Registration
This program is set up for groups or classes of kids to participate together in Summer Reader. A teacher, librarian, or parent will register as a master account and use the one account to log books for all of the kids at once. Prize levels and certificates are set up so the kids can receive goodies as they accomplish each goal. There is also a program goal that the group can choose so they can add their own group prize to the reading program outside of the already set up goals!
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Groups
Registration type: Group only
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: Grade Level
Logging/Review: Only Staff/Admin can log, no patrons
Facebook Integration: No
Logging Type: Hours
Program Goal: 20 Hours
Patron Goal: Yes
Prizes: 1 prize for every 4 hours read. Only allowed 3 prizes per month(12 hrs.) and 6 prizes per program(24 hrs). 6 total prize levels.

 


2. Avid Readers with Reviews-Kids
This program is set up for kids who love reading. It is a basic program with prize levels and certificates set up to motivate the kids to keep reading. This also allows kids to write reviews on their books which gives them a chance to express how they felt about it to other members in the group. From there, other members in the program can comment on reviews and share their recommendations on similar books or share similar interests. We have also set this program up to be fully mediated so the kids will need parental consent to sign up as well as a staff approval to post reviews and comments.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Kids who want to read and review books
Registration type: Individuals or Groups
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: Age
Logging/Review: Logging, Mediated reviews and comments
Facebook Integration: No
Logging Type: Books
Program Goal: 5 Books
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize for signing up and 1 prize for every book read. Only allowed 1 prize per week (1 book) and 5 prizes per program (5 books). 5 total prize levels.



3. Teen Program with Facebook
This program is set up for a teenage Summer Reader program. This basic program has a few prize levels set up to award their reading. Also, they are able to log and review books with no mediation giving them a chance to express themselves more. The big feature that makes this a teenage program is the integration with Facebook. Patrons can post what they are reading and the reviews they've written so their friends can see them without being logged into Summer Reader.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Teens who want to review books and publish their readings to facebook
Registration type: Individuals only
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: Grade
Logging/Review: Logging, reviews, and comments
Facebook Integration: Yes
Logging Type: Minutes
Program Goal: 1800 Minutes (30 hours)
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize for every 600 minutes read. 3 total prize levels.



4. Family Registration with Prizes
This program is for readers who just want to read for fun with no reviews. Patrons simply log their books and recieve prizes based on what they've read. This program has two different prize levels set up so they can log both hours read and books read. This program is enabled so the whole family can register. A parent can make the master account and register kids to their account. When a kid needs to register, the parent can simply choose their name and then log for them. The prizes will still be awarded to everyone.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Patrons who read for fun and prizes. Families
Registration type: Individuals only, can have multiple accounts under one individual (Family)
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: None
Logging/Review: Logging only
Facebook Integration: no
Logging Type: Hours & Books
Program Goal: 45 Hours & 6 Books (2 separate goals)
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize for reaching 45 hours and 1 prize for 10, 20, and 30 hours read. 1 prize for 2 and 6 books read. 6 total prize levels.



5. Most Basic Possible Program
This program is the most basic program available. It is designed for a relaxed reader who enjoys reading and reviewing books at their own pace with no prize levels involved. Also, it allows them to post on Facebook what their logs and reviews are to share their thoughts and books with their family and friends. The other use that this program can serve as is a volunteer program. People can log the amount of hours they have volunteered, and use the signup to designate who they are, for the library's records.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Relaxed Readers or Volunteers
Registration type: Individuals only
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: None
Logging/Review: Logging, reviews, mediated comments
Facebook Integration: yes
Logging Type: Hours
Program Goal: 1 Hour
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: none



6. Children's Program with Parental Consent Options
This program is set up to be a children's program that is overseen by a parent or adult. The program has parental consent enabled which makes the parents aware before allowing the child to sign up. Also, it allows for family registration so a parent can sign up a child, or children, for this program under their account to log and review for them. All comments and reviews are mediated to help stop negativity against books and others. The program is set up with prize levels to motivate the kids to continue reading.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Younger Children
Registration type: Individuals only, can have multiple accounts under one individual (Family)
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: Age
Logging/Review: Logging, mediated reviews and comments
Facebook Integration: no
Logging Type: Hours. Can only log two hours at a time and can only log once a day
Program Goal: 8 Hours
Patron Goal: no
Prizes: 1 prize for every 2 hours read. 4 total prize level.



7. Prize Heavy Program
This program is all about reading for prizes. With nine prize levels, patrons will be highly motivated to continue receiving goodies from the library. There are no reviews for this program and no additional features.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Readers who love reading for prizes
Registration type: Individuals only
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: Grade
Logging/Review: Logging only
Facebook Integration: no
Logging Type: Hours
Program Goal: 52 Hour
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 9 prizes given at different hours of reading (5,12,21,32,36,40,44,48,52 hours)



8.  For Average Readers
This program is for the average library. It has group and individual registration as well as family registration so patrons can register children using their user name and oversee them. It has basic logging and mediated reviews to allow patrons to enter their thoughts on the books. The program is set up so the patron may choose between two different logging types when they register.
Quickhelp:
 Who is this for: Average Reader
Registration type: Individual, Group and Family
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: Classification (0-12 years old)
Logging/Review: Logging and mediated reviews
Facebook Integration: No
Logging Type: Hours or Books (user choice)
Program Goal: 30 hours or 3 books
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize given for every 6 hours read. 5 total prize levels. For books, 1 prize for every book read. 3 total prize levels.

 


9. For Families and Children
This program is set up for families and children. With no registration restriction, anyone in the family can participate and log. Also, we have set up family registration so parents can sign up and sign up their children under their account name. The program has no reviews, so it is a read and log for prizes program. With eight prize levels, the whole family will be motivated to read together and win.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Families, Children
Registration type: Individuals only, can have multiple accounts under one individual (Family)
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: None
Logging/Review: Logging
Facebook Integration: No
Logging Type: Hours
Program Goal: 20 hours
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize given for every 4 hours read. 8 total prize levels. Cannot win more than 2 prizes per week.



10. Adult Reading Program
This program is for the in-depth reader. The program has numerous logging and review fields to allow the patrons to express their opinions in detail about the books they've read. Furthermore, patrons can comment on other reviews and share their opinions with other patrons. With only one prize level, the program is focused on those who read not to win, but to review and discuss books.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Adults
Registration type: Individuals
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: None
Logging/Review: Logging, Mediated Reviews and Mediated Comments
Facebook Integration: No
Logging Type: Hours
Program Goal: 10 hours
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 at the program goal (10 hours)



11. Multi-media Program
This program is for libraries with a variety of media and books. Patrons will be able to log based on multiple items including: Books, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, or Comic Books. They will log by the reviews they write over the media they checkout. The patron will also have the option to post their review to Facebook and share with their friends. The last great feature of the program is the prize levels. With 10 prize levels, patrons will be excited and motivated to write reviews and participate in the program.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Multimedia Libraries
Registration type: Individuals
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: None
Logging/Review: Logging, Mediated Reviews and Mediated Comments
Facebook Integration: Yes
Logging Type: Reviews
Program Goal: 20 hours
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize given for every 2 reviews written. 10 total prize levels. Cannot win more than 2 prizes per week.

 


12. Program for Gamers
This program is for patrons who enjoy video gaming and other technological items. Patrons will log based on what they have played, built, or designed. They will also be able to write reviews describing what they have been working on and how much fun it has been for them. Other patrons will have the option to comment on the reviews and share their thoughts as well. The reviews can even be read outside of Summer Reader using the Facebook feature. If patrons sign up to use it, they will be able to post their reviews and comments for their friends to see. Once the patron reaches the program goal, they will be able to print out a certificate of completion for their records. Also, they will receive prizes along the way to help motivate them.
Quickhelp:
Who is this for: Technological Libraries and Patrons
Registration type: Individuals
Username/Library Card: Username/Password Registration
Registration Restriction: None
Logging/Review: Logging, Mediated Reviews and Mediated Comments
Facebook Integration: Yes
Logging Type: Hours
Program Goal: 5 hours
Patron Goal: No
Prizes: 1 prize given for every 1 hour. 5 total prize levels.

 
 
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