Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program 2013
Welcome to SRP 2013! The New Mexico State Library will be using the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) again, along with 49 other states. The 2013 theme is Dig Into REading!, with these slogans:
- Children: Dig Into Reading!
- Teens: Beneath the Surface
- Adults: Groundbreaking Read
NOTES FROM SRP 2012
Thanks for a very successful 2012 Summer Reading Program!
The State Library works with New Mexico Public Libraries to sponsor and support the Summer Reading Program (SRP). There were over 65,800 children and youth participants during the summer of 2012. The circulation of juvenile materials from participating libraries for June and July totaled 379,661.
As a result of participation in the SRP, parents of SRP attendees reported:
- 80.7% reported their children’s enjoyment of reading increased and use of the library increased;
- 70.4% believed the program increased their children’s reading skill;
- 76.1% said their children read more as a result of the program;
- 58.8% of parents reported their children’s socializing skills increased;
- 56.5% reported improvement in verbal communication skills; and
- 95.9% of respondents will continue to bring their children to the library this fall.
Quotes from parents whose children participated in the 2012 SRP.
The program has continued to encourage her love for reading! My 4 month old son is part of the program as well! It is an awesome program! We have been participating for several years! The staff works very hard! Keep up the good work! We look forward to next summer! :-)
This was an awesome program. Talking about other parts of the world enhanced her interest in our travels and reading. She tuned in to the world news more because of the countries she recognized.
It has helped us sit down and read more as a family.
The program gave us something to do together that was both educational and fun.
My child has learned more about the library and has been willing to try to look for books on her own.
Helps to provide for an educational and active summer in a town that has nothing else!
It makes such a difference. My children are keeping up with learning new things all summer long. My boys look forward to going to the program.
For my children to be involved in a program that places such a high regard to reading is a wonderful opportunity!
[The SRP program] was great; a lot of hands on and social skills for children along with reading.
It gives us the time to spend together without a thousand things going on.
It kept her reading, learning, and active. It will help her when she starts school next fall.
Gave him an additional activity for child and parent to do together.
My youngest son is autistic and needs the opportunity to practice interacting with his peers and using appropriate classroom and audience behavior year-round. The summer reading program was an incredible chance for him to do this and truly enjoy himself at the same time. Thank you so much.
Again, I know that our children learn and grow from the development of oral/listening and comprehension skills. I feel like the school age children that attended will not see such regression in reading skills as is normal over summer break. I also feel that this program let my own children experience the joy other's besides myself have for reading and see all the wonderful non fiction literature that is available.
The reading program motivated my children to read more and motivated me to take them to the library. It also encouraged my children to do other activities involved in the reading program (origami, word searches, read a magazine, etc.) that they would not have done otherwise. It is a key part of our summer.
It has allowed my children an opportunity to socialize with others and participate in organized activities for free. These types of activities offered by other organizations are often costly and my family would be unable to afford them.
This program is funded with a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which administers the Library Services and Technology Act.