Library Director Robert R. Jones Public Library District
See how one small-town library re-envisioned their summer learning approach to increase their impact, expand their patron base, and grow community awareness.
The Robert R. Jones Public Library District in Coal Valley, IL introduced a badge system to their summer learning program, which motivated children to learn and develop daily reading habits through a sense of achievement and public recognition.
In addition to quadrupling program attendance, the results of the new badge system included maximizing enjoyment and engagement, capturing the interest of learners, and increasing circulation.
Attendees of this poster session will receive all of the tips, tricks, and advice to confidently implement a similar program in their library this summer!
The poster is a 4 x 8 foot design, bright with eye-catching colors, easily legible fonts, and packed with infographics that help illustrate the impact this program had on our library. There are also several handouts and additional information sheets for distribution.