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(6) Public Librarianship [clear filter]
Thursday, May 16

2:50pm MDT

Assessing the Impact of a Free-Book Program on Parent Reading Frequency
Salt Lake County Library wanted to better understand the impact a free book program can have on reading frequency. Staff at the County Library’s Byington Reading Room put together an English and Spanish survey for parents of children receiving a free book. 


Brian Peters

Salt Lake County Library System

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:50pm - 3:10pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Topic Tags Assessment and Evaluation, Children's Services (0-5), Family Engagement
  • Objective 1 Does a free book program increase parental reading frequency
  • Objective 2 Librarians at the Salt Lake County's Byington Reading surveyed parents using the free book program and what type, if any, impact this had on reading frequency.
  • Objective 3 An analysis of the 183 surveys received at the Byington Reading Room showed the more visits parents had made to the reading room to pick up a free book, the more these parents read to their children.

3:10pm MDT

Ditch the Room - Turn Your Library into an ESCAPE GAME Instead!
This self-directed program is an effective and budget-friendly way to bring in new patrons, acquaint them with your library, and highlight library resources. We have had more than 400 participants for each game! Don’t have a clue on where to start? We’ll share the puzzles and challenges for our themed games, including Harry Potter and Brandon Sanderson Fandom! Plus, we’ll provide all the pieces necessary for you to put together your library’s own amazing interactive patron experience. 


Lori Bonner

American Fork Library

Thursday May 16, 2019 3:10pm - 3:30pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 A
  (6) Public Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session (20 minutes)
  • Objective 1 Explore the library and discover the myriad of resources available there
  • Objective 2 Connect patrons with authors, series, or particular titles
  • Objective 3 Have fun using your brain

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