Thursday, August 30, 2012
Dream Big, READ Final Report
We next asked parents if they thought that cost of the program was fair. We do charge $1.00 to cover the cost of paper and copies for the program. This is a suggested donation only and if someone doesn't want to pay they can still participate with no problem. I have worried that this suggested donation may deter some participants, but a whopping 100% of those who completed the survey said they thought it was fair. Money from these donations go back into the children's and young adult departments to improve our services. We have bought bookshelves, puzzles and games, puppets and puppet theater, and story time supplies in the past with these funds.
Some of the comments from the surveys are listed below:
This was fun to have a goal to work toward.
It kept them reading all summer long.
They were very excited to color in the spaces each time they read.
It encouraged my daughter to finish a chapter book for the first time.
It was a fun incentive to complete a line and get to add a ticket to the prize drawing box.
Finally, I would like to say 'thank you' to all the parents who signed up their children. We couldn't do this program without them. They are the ones who time the children as they read and bring them into the library to get more books and bring in tickets for the drawing. I am grateful to them for helping their children complete the program.