PLA Public Library Summer Reading Survey

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With the assistance of a planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and an advisory board made up of representatives from seven organizations, the Public Library Association (PLA) is researching current summer reading programs and creating a searchable national map of summer reading programs for both patrons and library staff to use.

The summer reading survey is opened until January 31, 2013.
The survey, aimed at identifying the different types of summer reading programs available in public libraries across the country, promises to provide a wealth of new information about the characteristics of summer reading programs, the type of evaluative information that is gathered, and the resources needed to improve program efficacy.
The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Having your library's summer reading statistics will help you complete the survey.

Information about the effort, along with a link to the survey instrument can be found at

If you haven’t done so already, please consider taking the survey and sharing information about your library’s summer reading program. Input from Idaho libraries is vital to PLA’s effort to collect accurate data and include our state’s successes and needs in this nation-wide project.