The Georgia Public Library Service coordinates the annual statewide Summer Reading Program that encourages children and families to read for fun during school vacations. Family literacy activities are highlighted and parents are encouraged to participate in the program with their children. Reading logs, game boards, bookmarks, posters and stickers are designed to help promote the program in each of the 372 library facilities in Georgia.
Youth Services provides assistance in all areas of library service, with particular expertise in children's and teen services, planning, training and family literacy. Four Quadrant meetings are held each spring for the purpose of sharing ideas for the Summer Reading Program with another four held during the fall for elections to the Quadrant Council and training on a wide range of topics. Other areas of focus are funding opportunities and help with grants, the national Prime Time Family Reading Time Program, maintaining a performers’ directory, and a professional collection.
|Summer Learning Loss Research Brief
"One Step Forward, Three Steps Back: How Summer Learning Loss Is Widening the Achievement Gap" explores the impact of summer learning loss on children & offers recommendations for combating it.
SUMMER Reading Program
Prime Time Final Report | Spring 2013
PRIME TIME Family Reading Time - a family literacy program
PRIME TIME, a unique six-week humanities-based program of reading, discussion, and storytelling at public libraries and other venues, emphasizes the importance of families reading together to discuss significant cultural and ethical themes.
Created in 1991 by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, this statewide family literacy program with national affiliates creates a precondition for all future learning by empowering parents/guardians to help their children enjoy reading and improve their reading abilities. Since the early days of the PRIME TIME National Expansion, Georgia has held 52 PRIME TIME programs in over two dozen communities across the state. In 2013, Georgia has active sites in Atlanta, Athens, Cairo, Chamblee, Elberton, Fitzgerald, Jesup, Lilburn, Norcross, Tifton, and LaGrange.
To become a PRIME TIME site, please contact the Director of Youth Services at email@example.com for more information.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING FINAL REPORTS
- The online reports can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate button below and accessing the online download page.
- Final reports must be completed in a single sitting. You cannot start, save an incomplete report, and return to the report at a later date.
- We recommend using the provided Word documents (available below) as a guide in completing the final report while your program is ongoing. Copy and paste your final report responses from the Word file into the online final report when your program ends and submit for stipend issuance. Survey Monkey does not allow respondents to view or print copies of their responses. Please keep a record of your final report responses as a Word document. Click the “PDF” button to view a printed sample of the online form.
- Georgia Scholar and Storyteller Final Report
- Georgia Program Coordinator Final Report
- Georgia Preschool Facilitator Final Report
- Georgia Community Organizer Final Report
Survey Monkey Final Reports
FOR REFERNCE ONLY. Final reports must be completed using the Survey Monkey links above. No paper copies of reports can be accepted.
- GA Community Organizer_Translator Final Report S13.doc , 47K
- GA Preschool Coordinator Final Report S13.doc , 47K
- GA Program Coordinator Final Report S13.doc , 92K
- GA Scholar_Storyteller Final Report S13.doc , 58K
- Spring 2013 Comm Organizer final report PDF.pdf , 168K
- Spring 2013 Preschool Coord final report PDF.pdf , 173K
- Spring 2013 Program Coordinator final report PDF.pdf , 261K
- Spring 2013 Sch_Sto final report PDF.pdf , 179K
Teen services are gaining in popularity across the nation. There is a recognized need for providing services for teens after school and during the off school months. Georgia Public Library Service supports services for teens through the provision of a separate teen reading program held during the off school months, an annual teen conference covering an array of topics of interest to people serving teens, and a teen website during the annual Summer Reading Program (see above).
The Georgia Public Library Service Youth ServicesListserv (CHLIB-l) is open to people working in Georgia's public libraries. If you are working with children or young adults, this is the best method to keep current, learn about meetings and grants, and receive help with issues concerning children's services.
COMO 2012 -- Youth Services preconference handouts
Morning Session -- Birth to 10yrs. Focus
Let's READ! presented by Sharon Aston of Bright from the Start: Georgia's Department of Early Care and Learning
- Faciliatating Infant and Toddler Language Development
- Early Literacy Zero toThree
- What is Reading Readiness
Top Youth Services Programs in Georgia 2012 -- Survey results, Fall 2012
FUN with No Funding -- Handout for a great breakout session on Thursday--presented by Aimee Leavitt and Deborah Walburn of Henry County Public Library
Afternoon Session -- Tween and Teen Focus
Georgia Peach Book Award for Teen Readers presented by Mary K. Donovan and Vanessa Cowie, GA Peach Chairs 2012-13
- 40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents
- Why Do We Need to Provide "dark" or Controversial Books for Teens?
- Georgia Peach Book Awards 20 Nominees 2012-13
Teen Tech Trends presents by Wendy Stephens, Cullman City Schools, AL
Questions or comments about Youth Services should be directed to:
Director of Youth Services
1800 Century Place, Suite 150
Atlanta, GA 30345