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The Complete Summer Reading Program Manual: From Planning to Evaluation
Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
Item Number: 978-0-8389-8604-2
Publisher: YALSA
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160 pages
6" x 9"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8604-2
Year Published: 2012
AP Categories: A, C, E
Summer reading programs are a mainstay of public library services; whether you’re embarking on your first SRP or you think you could plan one in your sleep, you’re sure to find helpful ideas in this complete manual from the experts at YALSA.

Teen summer reading program planners will find:
  • Authoritative advice on planning, budgeting, and evaluation from experienced frontline librarians
  • Tools for incorporating technology for any budget
  • Readers’ advisory sources and places to find reading trends each year
  • New Ideas for marketing, outreach, and collaboration
  • Detailed descriptions of programs that work from librarians just like you
Contributors include Mark Flowers, Megan Honig, Erin Downey Howerton, Kat Kan, Maria Kramer, Chris Shoemaker, and Connie Urquhart.

This project was funded in part by a 2011 Carnegie-Whitney Grant from the American Library Association.
About the Author

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18. Through its member-driven advocacy, research, and professional development initiatives, YALSA builds the capacity of libraries and librarians to engage, serve and empower teens.

Free Report: The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action

Last year, experts and practitioners from across the U.S. discussed the future of teens and libraries. The result? Some straightforward and achievable recommendations for engaging and empowering teens. 

YALSA’s “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action” report captures findings from the 2013 meeting about how youth-serving groups, community organizations and libraries can team up to help the nation’s teens succeed in school and prepare for careers. 

The report is available for free at


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