Facts and Figures About Summer Reading:
Summer Learning Loss and Library Summer Reading Programs from the Idaho Commission for Libraries.
The Importance of Summer Reading: Public Library Summer Reading Programs and Learning from the New York State Library.
Goals and Objectives:
Checklist: Planning and Organizing Your Summer Reading Program from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives.
Evaluating Summer Reading Programs: Suggested Improvements by Joe Matthews at Public Libraries Online, May 10, 2013.
Videos from the Power Point:
Articles and Websites:
Self Determination Theory - Definition.
Seven Rules of Engagement: What's Most Important to Know About Motivation to Read by Linda Gambrell in The Reading Teacher, v65 #3, 172-178.
Rewards for Students Under a Microscope by Lisa Guernsey, New York Times Health section, March 2, 2009.
A Closer Look at Reading Incentive Programs, excerpt from Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn (Houghton Mifflin, 1993/1999).
Summer Reading Incentives: Positive or Pernicious? by Suzanne M. Stauffer in Children and Libraries, Summer/Fall 2009.
Giving Up Prizes: Those Summer Reading Club Prizes by Abby the Librarian, June 12, 2014.
Giving Up Prizes: Summer Prizes - Good-Bye!! at Tiny Tips for Library Fun, April 28, 2014.
Anecdote: "Daddy, I Want a Book Buck!" by Joe Bower at for the love of learning, October 9, 2012.
Avoid Pitfalls - Don't Make it a Contest!: Tyler Weaver, 9, Criticized by Librarian for Reading Too Much by Rebecca Klein at The Huffington Post, August 22, 2013.
Rewards and Employee Creative Performance: Moderating Effects of Creative Self-Efficacy, Reward Importance, and Locus of Control by Muhammad Abdur Rahman Malik, Arif N. Butt and Jin Nam Choi in the Journal of Organizational Behavior 36, 59-71 (2015).
The Use of Incentives for Motivating Students to Read by Trina M. West, a Master's Thesis Capstone Project, SUNY at Fredonia, May 2014.
The Effects of Rewards in Reading Incentive Programs on Reading Motivation, Attitude and Participation in Middle School Students by Brynn Beavers, Georgia Southern University, 2013.
Some general resources:
Summer Reading Programs for Teens: A Best Practices Guide for Librarians Working in A Public Library, created by Susan Rodgers, Heather Snapp, Yesica Hurd and Noel Clevenger from The Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the iSchool at Illinois.
YALSA Summer Reading Wiki - many links!
Connecticut State Library | 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106 | 860-757-6500 * Toll-free 866-886-4478
The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.