Program Delivery

The following resources have been created as short, practical guides to assist those delivering Summer Reading Club programs.

  • The SRC Programming Guide–a tool to reference during the planning, marketing and delivery phases of your Summer Reading Club programming.
  • 7 x Quick Reference Guides–extracts from the full SRC Programming Guide focused on key activities in the SRC planning cycle.

To download, click the images or links below:

The SRC Programming Guide: Get Ready, Get Set and Go! 

The SRC Programming Guide: Get Ready, Get Set and Go! is provided as a tool to assist libraries develop their annual SRC programs.

The concepts of planning, preparing and delivery have been aligned to the concepts of:

  • Get Ready
  • Get Set, and
  • Go!

Also included are planning worksheet templates and suggested timelines to assist in guiding your planning process. (Note: time frames are provided as a general guide only.)

Download the complete guide here.

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference Guide #1: Get Ready (April–June)

Annually, the Summer Reading Club is officially delivered from 1 December to 31 January.

Participating libraries generally deliver their SRC programs in accordance with these dates, but the start, finish and length of your program is flexible and will depend on your library’s capabilities, your staff’s enthusiasm, and the population in your community during the summer months.

Download this reference guide and Get Ready for the SRC!

 

 

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference #2: Get Set (April–November)

The Summer Reading Club is a great program that libraries can adapt to suite their own needs. No matter the size of your library, budget, numbers of children, young people and their families attending your library or your experience in delivering programming, the key to delivering a successful SRC in your library is planning and preparation.

Download this reference guide for tips and planning worksheets to help you Get Set to deliver your SRC program!

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference #3: Go! (December–January)

Somewhere between getting ready for and planning your Summer Reading Club the time arrives for you to Go to Work and deliver your program.

Download this reference guide for tips to assist you during the delivery of your Summer Reading Club programs and activities!

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference #4: Promoting Your Summer Reading Club

Promoting your program is an important, yet sometimes overlooked component of one’s planning and delivery.

Download this reference guide for ideas on how to connect with the children, young people and families in your communities.

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference #5: Local Sponsorship

Seeking sponsorship is not mandatory to run your Summer Reading Club program, but it can help to enhance your program and increase your participation.

Download this reference guide for ideas for sourcing sponsorship from your community!

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference #6: Programming Ideas

Activities and special SRC events attract children, young people and families to the library.

What you are able to offer in your space will be dependent on your community, your staffing and your resources.

Download this reference guide for passive, active and online SRC programming ideas to encourage involvement in your library programs and recreational reading throughout the summer!

 

Note: This resource is not exhaustive!  SRC participants’ Australia-wide will benefit from the collective programming experience of libraries across Australia. Your programming ideas are welcomed. Please send your ideas to: summerreadingclub@slq.qld.gov.au

SRC Programming Guide

Quick Reference #7: Quick Links

Download this reference guide as a ready reference tool to guide you through the SRC website and information provided in the SRC Programming Guide.

The Australian Summer Reading Club is a collaborative program. Its success depends on you! Feedback on these guides are welcomed and assists in the continued development of the SRC program.

Please send suggestions or comments to: summerreadingclub@slq.qld.gov.au