Our summer reading program has been very well attended. We hold our
activities on Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 pm it seems to be a good time for
We are also experiencing lower numbers of YA and middle school readers. We
have a wonderful collection of YA books as well and they are just not
getting used. I have recently decided to cut down on the number of YA books
that I purchase now.
Ludden Memorial Library
Dixfield, ME 04224
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From: Mary Anne Libby
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2013 7:30 PM
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Subject: [MELIBS-L] Children's programming, and YA's in the library
1. We just finished our stats for the past year and see that our numbers for
attendance at summer reading program were down. We seem to do much of the
same type of programs as other libraries, but are wondering if there are
just so many summer activities (mostly many many summer sports leagues now)
that we should expect lower numbers. We have often done our programs on
Saturday mornings, but are wondering if we need to change that -- what time
of day, and what day of the week do other libraries schedule for this?
2. In very recent years (the last two years), our younger readers (middle
school and high school) are not coming in, though we have a nice collection
of current YA books, public access computers, and work with the school
libraries regarding KVBA and MSBA reading. Anyone else seeing lower
numbers? Because we are a very small library and aren't open many hours, it
is hard to schedule convenient times for programming for this age group, but
we'd like to hear ideas from other rural small libraries about this.
Thanks so much,
Mary Anne Libby, Lib Asst.
Dr. Shaw Memorial Library
Mt. Vernon, ME