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09.01.21 BLC HandoutsNew aspects from 2020: 1) Books and journals as registration prizes 2) No midway prize 3) Community reading goal of 500,000 mins 4) Able to conduct virtual outreach to some BVSD schools 5) Volunteers used the more complex Beanstack software for registration and prize redemption 6) Bilingual Community Connectors assisted with outreach to Spanish-speaking communities – resulted in 51 new Spanish participants this year (according to registration demographics) Increase from 2020: • 3,047 more participated in 2021 Summer Reading than 2020, an increase of 273.76% Pre- Readers % Completed Kids % Completed Teen % Completed Adult % Completed Registered 630 1778 690 1062 Completed 143 22.7% 852 47.9% 312 45.2% 246 23.2% • Almost a 50% completion rate among 6–18-year-olds • Increased total completion numbers by 164.81% from 2020 completion numbers • Participation and completion numbers are almost identical to 2018 reflecting a return to pre- COVID participation • Community reading goal of 500,000 mins was exceeded by 906.87% - all together participants read 2,088,234 minutes. After exceeding a million minutes, David Farnan agreed to have his beard dyed in rainbow colors. Events and Outreach • 64 total programs with a grand total attendance of 4,756 participants • Average attendance to SoD programs: o Counting Ms. Denise Spanish lessons: 74 o Not including Ms. Denise Spanish lessons: 33 • 31 total outreach events with a grand total attendance of 2,246 • 50 unique outreach time slots to BVSD schools, resulting in over 1,200 students reached Volunteers • 95 volunteers (74 teens and 21 adults) • 1,422 hours of service (Note: We are close to 2019 number of volunteers and volunteer hours; in 2019 we had 100 volunteers who gave a total of 1,480 hours) • 734 separate shifts/assignments these volunteers filled 2018 2019 2020 2020 WR 2021 # increase from 2020 % of increase from 2020 pre readers 847 1002 183 630 447 244.26% kids 1690 2363 381 259 1778 1397 366.67% teens 634 890 148 690 542 366.22% adults 991 1118 401 1062 661 164.84% WR Teen & Adult 543 Total 4162 5373 1113 802 4160 3047 273.76% Minutes 2020 WR 2020 2021 # increase from WR % of increase from WR # increase from 2020 % of increase from 2020 207,399 539,662 2,088,234 1,548,572 286.95%1,880,835 906.87% Registration 2018 2019 2020 2020 WR 2021 # increase from 2020 % of increase from 2020 pre readers 405 446 54 143 89 164.81% kids 929 1272 141 96 852 711 504.26% teens 331 419 57 312 255 447.37% adults n/a 315 155 246 91 58.71% WR Teen and Adults 137 Total 1665 2452 407 233 1553 1146 164.81% Completion Summer of Discovery 2021 Primary Audiences Number of Programs Programs Attendance Number of Outreach Events Outreach Attendance Number of Programs & Outreach Events Attendance Programs & Outreach Child 33 4379 27 1961 60 6340 Teen 23 226 3 15 26 241 Adult 8 151 1 15 9 166 Total 64 4756 31 1991 95 6747 All Audiences (detailed breakdown) *Adult events were all listed with multiple audiences except for outreach with Older Adult Services Number of Programs* Programs Attendance* Number of Outreach Events Outreach Attendance Number of Programs & Outreach Events* Attendance Programs & Outreach* Child 4 108 27 1961 31 2069 Child, Adult 0 0 --1 45 Child, Tween 3 42 --3 42 Teen 15 120 --15 120 Teen, Adult 2 22 --4 40 Teen, Child, Adult, All ages, Tween 2 516 --7 604 Teen, Child, All ages, Tween 21 3707 --21 3707 Teen, Child, Tween 4 22 --4 22 Teen, Tween 5 68 3 270 8 338 Adult 1 15 1 15 Total 56 4605 31 2246 95 7002 Online and In-Person Programs Kits* Primary Audience Total Number Online 53 4012 Program Kits In-Person 10 244 Child 302 Teen 50 Adult 20 Total 64 4756 All Ages 210 Program Total 582 Outreach Kits Child 302 Teen 50 Adult 20 Outreach Total 372 Asynchronous Kits Child 302 Teen 50 Adult 20 All Ages 210 Ascynchronous Total 582 All Kits Total 1536 *The kit table was added very recently and an updated version may reflect additional numbers. Programs and Outreach Report Kits that accompanied a library program Kits distributed through outreach The Summer of Discovery Programming team used the Boulder County Health Guidelines as of April 1 to determine that the majority, if not all, of the Summer of Discovery programs would be offered on-line to follow COVID health guidelines. As restrictions lifted, staff added in-person programming as staff capacity allowed. Summer of Discovery, Youth and Branch staff created kits available initially through outreach and curbside pick up to provide hands-on activities and materials for children and families who would normally access resources and hands- on experiences in-person at the library or school. Kits with no registration required, participants completed on their own pace with text, visual and / or video instructions Hybrid (live-streaming in-person) Our Connected World Concert with Jeff & Paige 1 500 Summer of Discovery 2021 Types of Programs Number of Programs All Audiences Primary Audience Total Attendance Clase de inglés gratuita para niños con Ms Denise 11 Teen, Child, All ages, Tween Child 1647 Drag Queen Storytime with Miss Shirley!1 Child Child 50 Drag Queen Storytime: Summer of Discovery Kickoff Event 1 Child Child 20 For the Love of Raptors! Presented by Rocky Mountain Raptor Program 1 Child, Tween Child 19 Free Spanish class for kids with Ms. Denise 10 Teen, Child, All ages, Tween Child 2060 LEGO Build-Along with Play-Well TEKnologies 2 Child, Tween Child 23 Make Your Own Bird House or Feeder 1 Child Child 25 Online Go Club for Kids & Teens 4 Teen, Child, Tween Child 22 Our Connected World Concert with Jeff & Paige 1 Teen, Child, Adult, All ages, Tween Child 500 SuperSHEro Show 1 Child Child 13 Anime Club 2 Teen, Tween Teen 5 Bilingual Poetry Workshop with Alejandro Jimenez / Taller bilingüe de poesía con Alejandro Jimenez 2 Teen, Adult Teen 22 Book Queeries 3 Teen Teen 17 DIY: Drag Queen Make-up Tutorial with Drag Queen Kai Lee Mykels!1 Teen Teen 8 Light-up LED headbands with LeeLee!1 Teen, Tween Teen 10 Medieval DIY: Embossed Metal Dragon 1 Teen, Tween Teen 17 Paula Yoo: From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry, an Author Talk and Teen-led Panel 1 Teen, Child, Adult, All ages, Tween Teen 16 Pride Ponies!1 Teen, Tween Teen 36 Teen Chats 10 Teen Teen 65 Teen Volunteer Party 1 Teen Teen 30 Boulder Library Foundation presents: Summer Midday Music Meditations 2 Teen, Child, Adult, All ages, Tween Adult 50 Go Under Cover with the BeeChicas: Live Hive Inspection!1 Teen, Child, Adult, All ages, Tween Adult 15 Infant Massage with Mountain Mama Massage 1 Child, Adult Adult 45 Needle felting to connect our story with Mother Earth / Lana Picada para Conectar Nuestra Historia con la Madre Tierra 2 Teen, Adult Adult 18 Stitch Our Stories 2 Teen, Child, Adult, All ages, Tween Adult 23 Total Programs 64 4756 Outreach - Child 27 Child Child 1961 Outreach - Teen 3 Teen, Tween Teen 270 Outreach - Adult 1 Adult Adult 15 Total Outreach 31 2246 Number of Events Attendance Total Programs and Outreach 95 7002 Programs and Outreach Detail Summary Summer of Discovery Volunteer Update 2021 Total Volunteers for Summer of Discovery • 95 volunteers (74 were teens and 21 adults) • 1,422 hours of service (Note: We were back to 2019 number of volunteers and volunteer hours; in 2019 we had 100 volunteers who gave a total of 1,480 hours) • 734 separate shifts/assignments these volunteers filled 97% of volunteers who filled out a feedback form after their shifts, said they were very satisfied or satisfied with their volunteer experience. Why people volunteered? o “I volunteered to give back to kids.” o “I love to read and I thought it would be cool to get kids involved in a program to read.” o “I participated in Summer of Discovery as a kid and wanted to help kids do the program.” o “It gives me so much hope to see all the kids’ enthusiasm for reading … in bleak times it is so hopeful.” Volunteers favorite part about volunteering at the library during a shift was… • “Chatting with the kids who were proud that they completed the program.” • “Seeing people's smile when they got their free book as a sign-up prize. “ • “People: patrons, staff, and volunteers. I've really enjoyed getting to know some of the teen volunteers, and today it was Teddy Tian. I used a little Mandarin and enjoyed hearing him talk about Boulder's blue skies, about camp and other things, as well as all things Chinese.” • “I loved helping people and all the staff and patrons were so helpful and friendly! It was encouraging to me to see how many people the Summer of Discovery people helped to enjoy their summer reading more!” • “Witnessing little arms around a parent's leg, bright eyes over masks, young readers who had strong tastes in books, parents who were so patient with young decision-makers and flexible with us when things took a while” FURTHER INFO THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO FOLKS: 2021 Breakdown between the teens and the adults: SOD Teens • 74 teen volunteers (63 SOD vols and 15 Teen Picks (4 of who did both) • 1,062 hours of service (1014 SOD and 48 Teen Pick Book Reviews) • 559 separate shifts/ assignments SOD Adults • 21 volunteers • 360 hours • 175 separate shifts/ assignments BTAB numbers (not included in the totals above): o 22 teens have given 253 hours of service since Jan 1 (87 of the hours were between June 1 and Aug 25) Other stories: o A fellow in a chair wheeled up to the SoD table to thank us for all that the library provided for everyone--the bathrooms, the computer access, the hospitality, the books, the staff, the many services. He recounted a bit of his history with the library. Later a mom came in with several toddlers, one of whom was maybe two. He was big eyed and excited--bobbling up to our table before she got there to ask about CATS. Did we have cat books? o No--but I sense the public is SO grateful for all that the library offers and is so glad that it has reopened. o Not a story--but I'm so tickled by all the Little People whose little legs seem on auto-pilot, moving steadily forward, while the head is swinging around, often looking sideways or backwards, trying to take it all in. o I don't have anything story-worthy to share, but I so enjoy seeing those bright-eyed little ones bobbling along behind their conscientious parents. (Ditto for older kids, but I saw fewer of them.) o I continue to enjoy witnessing such positive parent/child dynamics. o Several older patrons came over and said that it was an amazing program and that it was a shame that it was only for kids. They were so excited when I told them that adults could do it to. o The Lebanese father is writing a graphic novel about refugees with a backpack. This reminds me of one of our teen volunteers who has written a novel she wouldn't mind making available at the library. Reading and writing are complementary language arts, libraries seem to foster both. o Children seemed to light up when you held books in front of them, rather than looking at small photos of their choices