Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Reading Program!!

School is letting out, and that probably means it's time for Summer Reading Programs at a library near you. If you were like me, many of you will remember getting out stacks of books and keeping your log over the summer of books that you read, and then taking it in and getting prizes... stickers, certificates, bookmarks, books, etc. I was pretty bummed when I found out that the SRP didn't apply to anyone over teenage level (not that I really would have had time to participate while I was in college...).

But now I'm out of college, and surrounded by SRP fun at the library (we got to decorate after our staff meeting the other day!), so I've decided that I'm going to participate in my own Summer Reading Program... and I want you to participate with me!

First, set a goal for how many books you want to read over the summer (as many as possible counts :) ). Then, between today (May 23) and August 13th, read! I've created a form (you can access it below, or I'll be making a static page for easy access), and all you have to do is fill it out and I'll have a spreadsheet that logs what you've read! (Make sure to use the same name for yourself each time for easier tracking.)

And, in true SRP fashion, I'll have "stickers" and "bookmarks" for you to print out or put on your blog soon. And, you'll get a certificate for participating. :D

If you have any questions or comments, please comment below! I look forward to seeing what everyone's reading!


  1. This will be super fun! I am in!


  2. This is exactly the sort of gratification I need for reading! I'm totally in. Especially if I get stickers.

  3. Yay! I'm glad you two are going to join in!! :D

  4. I would love to join! BUt I'll see if I can.
    I'm from the Philippines and summer has just ended, but that doesn't mean I can't go on reading a book! :D This is such a nice idea. (And I'm excited about the bookmarks! haha)

  5. One book down... since yesterday! :)

  6. Oh dear lord, I thnk I am going to be out-read!
    Ill try for 5 before August. Will that qualify me for a bookmark and a sticker?!?! :)

  7. @Simonette - I'd love it if you participated! And thanks for stopping by, I was so excited to see a comment from an international reader!

    @pullaria - Of course :P

    @marnye - It's not a competition except with yourself! Hahaha :) And yes, it will.

  8. I'm two books down and on my third now!
    So yes I am definitely in! :D

    P.S. This is such a cool idea, I wish libraries in India had SRP too!

  9. @Kay - Wow a comment from India! That's so cool, I'm glad you're participating!! :D

  10. Awesome! I'm definitely in. I was looking at my youngest sister's summer reading list and the books seem fantastic. I was a bit jealous, actually! :]

  11. I finally finished a book!! WOO-HOO! Yes, it took two months and four plane rides but I did it! Mark me down for The Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett. Thoughts: Not her best work. I would recommend Patron Saint of Liars or Taft.