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Incentives- Do we need or want them? - Shared screen with speaker view
Patti Brady-Lux
19:06
Hi!!
ebbaj
19:31
Lux!!!!
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
21:11
To officially raise your hand, you have to go to the participant tab
Linda Williams
21:47
on my iPad it’s at the top
ebbaj
22:26
What non "stuff" incentives have worked well for you?
Christina - Bristol
22:26
I’d love to hear from a library that switched from incentive heavy to incentive light. What worked and didn’t?
Catherine Stricklan
22:28
What feelings do people have about waste related to incentives? (i.e. how long a kid might stay interested in an item before it becomes essentially landfill fodder)
Bina North Branch B-Port
22:35
I hope we can come up with eco-friendly incentives instead of cheapo crap from Oriental tradin that just ends up in the trash
Maeleah -Cora J. Belden Library
23:10
I'm curious if people are thinking differently for incentives for this summer if you go online
Tess Beck - Stratford
23:20
I'm interested in how folks transition from incentives to no incentives
Jennifer @ Cragin
23:23
We used "Gross" Sodas every year which is a huge hit for the teens
Amy Laughlin
23:29
Mary Beth, what library are you with?
Jennifer @ Cragin
23:37
Last year we has Moon Pies for the teens, which they loved
Wallingford Library
23:57
Mary Beth's at Easton
Diane Antezzo
24:43
what is scratch off?
Tracy Danbury Library
24:44
Where did you get the scratch offs?
Martha - Stratford Library
24:55
We give away books that have been weeded or donated and ARCs. Kids get to choose a book every week they entered something onto their log.
mylaperrelli
25:30
We made them with cardstock and scratch off tape we got from Amazon I believe.
Amy Laughlin
25:47
Thank you, Wallingford/Alison!
Alessandra @ Weston
26:11
Diane- It is a sticker that you can scratch off. You can buy them in rolls on amazon. Then make your own card to cover up the prize and the kids scratch it off
Melissa McGoldrick
26:42
For our teens we do an auction night where they read all summer and get chances for a number of pages read. They then can take chances on tons of prizes from expo arcs to items that they purchase with money they raised from bake sales. Melissa from Thomaston
Bina North Branch B-Port
28:52
that's so yesterday!
Bina North Branch B-Port
29:04
Bport had books to hand out....
Bina North Branch B-Port
29:21
review copies, Scholastic book sale.
Melissa McGoldrick
29:22
yes
Ericka - Farmington
29:35
We did bookplates last year for one level, but found it was a little time consuming given the number of kids who would come in for them.
Bina North Branch B-Port
29:42
and at our end of summer bash, we handed out zillions of books.
Alessandra @ Weston
29:45
We do puffy sticker charts for anyone pre-k and under. We do read and bead for k-5 and we do scratch offs for grades 6-12.
Catherine S - Darien
30:01
Alessandra more details on "read and bead" ?
Karla:Stonington Free
30:39
^ Yes, has anyone used the add-a-bead system for rewards.
Ericka - Farmington
30:53
Yes - that's actually a concern about the beads (all the plastic)
Alessandra @ Weston
31:12
Yes, will explain. Easier to say instead of type everything.
Maeleah -Cora J. Belden Library
31:15
we did read to bead last year at Cora J. Belden library for K-5 very popular
Karla:Stonington Free
31:23
Cool
Ericka - Farmington
31:45
I like the seed idea
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
31:54
pencils
Michelle Farella - Meriden Library
33:33
In Meriden, when the kids came in to log their books they were given gold coins that they could donate to 1 of 3 charities
Christina - Bristol
33:48
I love that idea! Maybe for every day they’ve read, a certain amount is donated to a local charity. Then they can get a certificate that says, “My reading donated $30 to whatever” at the end.
Myla Perrelli @ Guilford
34:02
I love that idea, Christina!
Sarah Boyd-Guilford Smith Memorial Library
34:04
We give the option that children can pick a prize or they could put a ticket in to donate to a local animal shelter. We bought the items at the end of the summer- the Friends group paid for the items
Amy L (she/hers) Ferguson Library
34:04
Oh Michelle, that's such a great idea.
Jennifer @ Cragin
34:06
KIllingly had a really cool program where kids could get incentives or they could donate their prize to the local animal shelter. They had the canes of food so the kids could see their donation.
Stacey - Ledyard
35:33
#connecticutcares Like the idea of this if we have to do things virtually!
Allison Murphy-Wallingford
36:03
We had a similar program to Cragin's - each children's librarian picked a charity and the kids could put a colored stone in the jar for their charity of choice. The one with the most received a donation from our library.
Myla Perrelli @ Guilford
36:24
Love all of these kindness related ideas!
Bina North Branch B-Port
36:38
Heifer project
Steph Rush Chester PL
36:39
I also love these ideas! Especially if we are still mainly virtual
Tracy Allen
38:33
we actually saw SRP 2020 tags on Amazon
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
38:45
Anyone else experiencing audio trouble, lots of static, or is it just me?
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
38:54
I'm getting that from time to time too
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
39:02
I think it has to do with the internet connection
Myla Perrelli @ Guilford
39:04
I haven’t had any issues.
Kymberlee Powe
39:04
I just mutes everyone. Hopefully it's better
Kymberlee Powe
39:12
sometimes we pick up background noise
Linda- Hartford Public Library
39:46
What where the larger raffle prizes
amy-Farmington
39:55
thank you
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
40:08
We are challenging our internet connection at my house today for sure!
Tess Beck - Stratford
40:39
Has anyone done a program with no incentives at all? These things we are talking about are still incentives, even if very creative, and not choktes.
Linda Williams
40:41
wondering if there are wooden beads that could be used for read and bead... to stay away from the plastic problem...
Ericka - Farmington
40:59
That's what I'm wondering, Linda...
Catherine S - Darien
41:20
wooden beads are in abundance at craft stores and online! that's a great idea
Judy Beahan Griswold Elementary School
41:24
I cannot Zoom successfully on Chromebook but my Samsung phone works. I tested yesterday.
Michele Kaminski- South Windsor
41:36
there are craft stores that carry the wooden beads, but they can be expensive
Linda Williams
41:38
👍🏼 or some other biodegradable bead...
Tracy Allen
42:03
You can make beads with rolled up paper, too
Myla Perrelli @ Guilford
42:34
How to make beads with the paper?
Christina - Bristol
43:07
They can be pricier - about 9.99 for a pack of 100 when not on sale versus 7.99 for a pack of 500.
Tracy Allen
44:25
Sorry. it paper into strips and roll them (like quilling) around a chopstick or pencil. then glue the end
Linda Williams
44:38
maybe beating a dead horse, but the research seems to say it doesn’t create readers...
Allison Murphy-Wallingford
45:10
We've lightened our incentives and do more experience/games/give away tickets to local sports teams.
Kymberlee Powe
45:18
I see you Ericka
Julie-Old Lyme
46:35
Yep we've been scaling back a bit each year for the past few years with no discernable backlash
Alessandra @ Weston
48:28
Yes, we did an end of summer reading for the kids that participated.
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
48:49
we always have an ice cream social for the end of summer reading
Kymberlee Powe
48:55
I see you Kim
Kymberlee Powe
49:00
You can go after Bina
Mary-Jane - Bill Memorial Library
49:19
We also have an ice cream party for participants at the end of our program
Melissa McGoldrick
49:36
In Thomaston we eliminated little prizes just did 40 prizes this year we will just have 10 themed gift baskets.
Tess Beck - Stratford
49:52
We do the end of summer party for all the children who reach the goal.
Martha - Stratford Library
49:52
We work with the Mayor to co-host a big summer reading program. We pay for the entertainer. Mayir pays for t-shirts and ice cream. We both contribute to goodie bags.
Ericka - Farmington
50:10
We count days too
Mary-Jane - Bill Memorial Library
50:19
We also count days.
Christina - Bristol
50:19
Yeah, we’re counting days.
Martha - Stratford Library
50:27
That is, end of summer party for kids who reach the reading goal.
Alessandra @ Weston
52:05
Yes, we do an extra BINGO card for those read with/where/what
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
52:36
Will the chat be available for the recording? I know we can save it here, but for ones we can't attend>??
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
52:53
(ignore the extra question mark)
Kymberlee Powe
53:10
I think the chat shows up. I'm going to try to check
Eileen Washburn Marlborough
53:51
great way to do it with social distancing
Michelle Turbak - Edith Wheeler Memorial Library
54:15
Does anyone know how we got to the point of having so many incentives? When I was a kid my tiny library in Illinois let you color in a line on a big paper thermometer for each book you read and that was absolutely enough for me.
Kymberlee Powe
54:22
the chat does show up in the recording
Joanna - Wolcott Public Library
54:29
Good to know
Ericka - Farmington
56:20
my cat is taking notes
Kymberlee Powe
56:28
lol
Jess - Plainville
56:31
Genovieve!!
Myla Perrelli @ Guilford
56:35
hahaha
Michele Kaminski- South Windsor
56:41
shes a beauty Ericcka
amy-Farmington
56:54
hi kitty!
Karla:Stonington Free
57:01
Is anyone planning to use READsquared more, since it is virtual?
Judy Beahan Griswold Elementary School
57:01
our pto sells spirit sticks as a fundraiser but might work for public library. students live collecting them on keyring on backpacks. check out spiritmonkey.com
Alessandra @ Weston
57:21
What if we offered library experiences? I always have parents asking if we could do their kids birthday party. What if that could be offered. Or a personal class using the makerspace.
Melissa McGoldrick
57:22
Last year our Rotary club gave us a grant to purchase every family a library bag.
Michelle Farella - Meriden Library
57:51
Does anyone have any preliminary ideas for a virtual summer reading program? We many not go back in the summer so it is something we need to consider.
Catherine S - Darien
59:01
Alessandra our library has done bday parties for a fundraiser before....they tend to be a ton of work (as we are nervous about disappointing families) and stress. Just our experience!
Ericka - Farmington
59:09
I feel you - we are between directors right now...
Jennifer @ Cragin
59:17
I have some ideas for weekly challenges for readers - If I can figure out how to make it happen. Maybe through Read Squared or Facebook
Kim
59:44
sounds good
paula ginter
59:48
How will your incentives change if we have to deal with social distancing.
Alessandra @ Weston
59:56
You could do it through Goodreads as well. I am part of many groups on goodreads where you do challenges and collect "badges" for completing the challenge and get to showcase that.
Ericka - Farmington
01:00:24
Thinking prize baskets can still be purchased and we can post pics of them...and then kids can earn virtual tickets for them, maybe?
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
01:01:04
I we have to just have gift cards they can be mailed
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
01:01:32
Pizza gift certs
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
01:01:54
Evil Empire!
Sarah - Bristol
01:02:01
Bristol Public Library has participated in that way. We have used our prizes for organizations in Bristol and it went well.
Bina North Branch B-Port
01:02:12
we have end prizes...beats headphones, tablet, book basket for adults. art kits.
Judy Beahan Griswold Elementary School
01:03:09
Families without internet access may not have books to read 😔
Michele Kaminski- South Windsor
01:03:43
Good point s
Michele Kaminski- South Windsor
01:03:46
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Ericka - Farmington
01:03:50
What we would spend on performers could be spent on virtual projects...
Stacey - Ledyard
01:03:54
Yes, our town might put in a spending freeze.
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
01:04:05
AFter all this is over, local businesses may not be in a position to donate
Bina North Branch B-Port
01:04:10
we have no money most years.... used to have lots of events for kids by paid performers.
Kymberlee Powe
01:04:11
oh wow a spending freeze. That's going to be tough
Maria-West Haven
01:04:20
If it has to be virtual, what about a statewide virtual program?
Eileen Washburn Marlborough
01:04:31
good idea
Alessandra @ Weston
01:05:32
Patti- Yes, people keep talking about donating to charities. So many businesses are going to need help. It may be helpful to instead of thinking about typical charities, you help your local restaurant or toy store.
Patti Brady-Lux-Farmington
01:06:29
Great idea, Alessandra! Ourlocal businesses will need support. Instead of asking for donations, we could support them.
Diane Antezzo Ridgefield
01:07:55
Maybe the library could put a kiosk outside with summer information and summer reading forms.
Alessandra @ Weston
01:08:20
We market it as read at least 20 minutes each day to reach the goal of 1000 minutes over 8 weeks.
Michelle Farella - Meriden Library
01:08:34
To track reading everyday we would just have the kids color a spot on their sheet
Julie-Old Lyme
01:09:23
I like the kiosk idea for those without internet access and printing capabilities
Karla:Stonington Free
01:09:54
Thank you!!
Bina North Branch B-Port
01:09:56
thank you ,dear Kym!
Linda Williams
01:10:00
thanks!
Jennifer Renk: Portland
01:10:02
Thank you!
Maria-West Haven
01:10:04
great discussion! thank you!
Mary-Jane - Bill Memorial Library
01:10:04
Thank you!
Allison Murphy-Wallingford
01:10:04
thank you!
Steph Rush Chester PL
01:10:04
Thank everyone and thanks Kym!
Kim
01:10:11
Thanks so much!
Dayl Meninsky
01:10:11
thank you!
Julie-Old Lyme
01:10:17
Thanks All and thanks Kym!
Melissa McGoldrick
01:10:19
Thank you
Tess Beck - Stratford
01:10:27
I love the idea of working together for a statewide program
Tamara Fairfield
01:10:28
thanks