Testimonials are outcomes-based evidence, which can be statistical or anecdotal statements that demonstrate the value of the Summer Library Program to specific children, to schoolwork, or to the benefit of the local community. A testimonial is not a list of the activities or library events during Summer Library Program and is not provided by the librarian.

Examples of actual testimonials:

"The summer reading program is a great asset to our community. It allows the children to continue reading in the summer and provides them with a fun and creative way to learn the importance of reading. My two daughters were always excited to go to the program and were eager to tell me about what they learned when they got home. The staff always provided creative and fun games, crafts and activities for them to do. This program is a great asset to the education of my children." - Parent

"I definitely feel like the Summer Library Program enhanced my son's love for learning and reading. He always had fun and looked forward to going." -Parent

"My oldest son loved coming to Summer Library Program. He loved being able to read anything he wanted and not being told he had to read a certain book or take a test about what he read. The program helps him keep his love for reading." -Parent

"The summer program is a wonderful opportunity to have available in our small community. This program in conjunction with the library encourages parent/child reading together and children reading independently. My children enjoued the summer program and the library. They learned a lot and it encouraged them to read and instills in them a love for books." - Parent

"This is an excellent summer reading program. The activities were superb! The books were of high quality." -Retired educator

 

 

The Summer Library Program Evaluation form is requested across the state. The information collected from the Summer Library Program Evaluation could impact future funding of the summer program from the State Library/LSTA grant. Please complete and submit your evaluation by Friday, September 2, 2016 so your statistics can be included in the State Library report.

The first portion of the evaluation contains questions regarding the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and information requested from CKLS. The second part of the evaluation is where you will submit testimonials. Please complete and submit the entire evaluation. Failure to submit your evaluation by the September 2nd deadline may result in your CKLS Summer Library Program Incentive Grant being reduced (See the CKLS 2016 System Plan, page 9).

Testimonials are an important part of your Summer Library Program Evaluation and must be submitted to be fully eligible for the entire $200 of the Summer Library Program System Incentive Grant.


Summer Library Program Online Sample (pdf) (opens in a new window) This sample contains all the questions you will be asked on the Online Evaluation Form. You may print out this page to assist you in completing and submitting the Online Evaluation Form.

Summer Library Program Online Evaluation Form  You are not able to save and come back to the form or to print it out- it must be completed and submitted in one sitting. After you complete and submit the Online Evaluation Form you will receive an email with a printable pdf version of the information you entered in the Online Form. You may print this pdf for your paper records. You will also receive a personalized email confirming your entries. Please note that numerical entries need to be rounded up to the next whole number and should not include dollar symbols or decimal points. Dollar amounts should be entered as 42, not $42.17.  You must also enter an answer for every question, even if it does not apply to your library.

Summer Library Program Evaluation Testimonial page (pdf) (opens in a new window) Print out this Testimonial page to give to parents, teachers, school administrators, etc. The Testimonial is outcomes-based evidence, which can be statistical or anecdotal statements that demonstrate the value of the Summer Library Program to specific children, to schoolwork, or to the benefit of the local community. The testimonial is not a list of the activities or library events during Summer Library Program and is not provided by the librarian. Summer Library Program Testimonial Examples

Summer Library Program Testimonial Online Form You may copy and paste any Testimonials you received into this form. Space is provided for four testimonials. You are not able to save and come back to the form or to print it out- it must be completed and submitted in one sitting. After you complete and submit the Testimonial Online Evaluation Form you will receive an email with a printable pdf version of the information you entered in the Online Form. You may print this pdf for your paper records. You will also receive a personalized email confirming your entries. Deadline to submit testimonials is September 2, 2016.

 

 

 

 

The Young Adult Summer Library Program is for school ages grade 6 through high school. The program is developed to offer constructive incentives for teens to visit the library and to read.
The emphasis on reading is for the pure joy of reading and not for worrying about reading grade levels and book reports. By offering the summer program in the public libraries, the teens will have available to them a wide range of materials. We may never form an avid reader from among all the teens but they will possess a degree of library literacy and the importance of libraries in their communities for the rest of their lives.
The philosophy of the System is to develop a fun, informative, non-competitive theme related summer library program. The reluctant, or poor reader will consider a competative program as an overwhelming hurdle and won't even come into the library to sign up for the program.    

Collaborative Summer Library Program
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