The SRC Programming Guide

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



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.

To assist you with forward planning for your SRC, the annual programming theme is released in December each year and is found on the Resources page of the SRC Program website. SRC
Merchandise is made available for purchase by June of each year.

Getting ready for the SRC is as simple as one, two three:

1. Register your library’s participation in the Summer Reading Club. Registering your participation also subscribes you to the SRC newsletter—the primary method of communicating key information and activities related to the delivery of your SRC. If you have previously registered, you will receive a notification email from the Summer Reading Club confirming your library’s registration details. You will not need to register each year.

2. Order your Summer Reading Club Merchandise for use in promoting your program, rewarding participation, or to use as reading incentives in your libraries. Registered libraries will receive a notification email instructing them when to place their orders. The window for ordering remains open for 4-5 weeks. Orders are placed using the Summer Reading Club Program website.

3. Download the Summer Reading Club resources from the Resource page of the SRC Program website. Discover all the elements you need to promote and brand your summer reading club program including logos, graphics, posters, registration forms, reading logs, feedback forms, templates, activity booklets and more.