Summer Survey 2021

Welcome to the VTLIB 2021 Summer Reading Survey. This survey is primarily asking about services your library provided during the period of June 1 - August 31. 

Your responses will help the Department of Libraries, partnering state agencies, and CSLP in providing helpful resources and support for future summer reading programs. Your responses will also help demonstrate the importance of libraries as leaders in summer enrichment, literacy support, and workforce development.

This survey is mandatory for all Vermont public libraries that received CSLP summer reading materials from VTLIB. We would also like to hear from:

  • libraries that offered a summer reading program but did not use the CSLP theme
  • libraries that did not offer a summer reading program but provided other services during the summer

Instructions: only one person from your library system should complete the survey. The survey must be completed in one sitting. If you have all relevant statistics and anecdotes before the start of the survey, completion should take approximately 25 minutes.

The deadline for submitting these statistics is Friday, October 15, 2021 at 5:00pm.

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* 1. Library Name

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* 2. Town

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* 3. Your Name & Title

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* 4. Your Email Address

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* 5. My library offered a summer reading program in 2021 for (select all that apply):

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* 6. I used the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) theme of "Tails & Tales" for my 2021 summer reading program.

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* 7. If you used CSLP materials for your summer reading program, were you satisfied with the quality and selection?

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* 8. Do you have any criticisms, compliments, or questions about the Collaborative Summer Library Program materials, website, or mission? Please be specific.

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* 9. Did you promote the Vermont Summer Reading 2021 Challenge that was available on Beanstack?

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* 10. Please provide any feedback you and/or your patrons had about the challenge on Beanstack.

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* 11. How many patrons in the following age groups registered for your 2021 summer reading program? (if your library does not register patrons for summer reading or did not offer a summer reading program, please skip this question. Please put "0" if no patrons from a particular age group registered.

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* 12. If you track Summer Reading Program participation by any other measures (in addition to or instead of registration), please describe. This includes total number of books read, reading logs distributed, book reviews received, etc.

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* 13. What types of programs did you offer at your library this summer? Please check all that apply, regardless of whether or not you offered an official summer reading program.

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* 14. If you'd like to share any specific programs you did this summer that were successful, you can do so here.

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* 15. Where did your library provide outreach services during the summer? Please answer this question regardless of whether or not you offered an official summer reading program.

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* 16. If you selected Other, please specify here:

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* 17. Was your library a summer meal site?

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* 18. If so, please provide more details about the summer meal program at your library.

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* 19. Please share specific stories about the positive impact of summer reading on a child, teen, adult, family, or organization such as a child care center, etc.

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* 20. If you have photos you would like to share from your summer reading program, upload your first photo here.

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* 21. If you have photos you would like to share from your summer reading program, upload your second photo here.

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* 22. If you have photos you would like to share from your summer reading program, upload your third photo here.

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* 23. What type of summer reading workshop would be most helpful to you to get prepared/inspired for your 2022 summer reading program? Do you have any ideas or suggestions for the 2022 summer reading workshops? The theme for 2022 is oceanography ("Oceans of Possibilities")

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* 24. How could the Vermont Department of Libraries better support your summer reading program?

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* 25. Additional comments, questions, or concerns regarding summer reading:

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