Encouraging Students to Read

and Increasing Circulation

The Basics:

  • Displays are KEY!
  • Change it up! The library should be a reflection of what is going on in the classroom and constantly changing student lives.
  • Listen to what they want and deliver!
  • Stay on top of literacy trends. Stay ahead of the game.
  • Include State Reading Award Nominees and other programs.
  • Incorporate challenges and incentives.
  • Get outside the box.
  • Rev up existing Book Clubs. Add a Virtual Book Club.
  • Make parallels to content area.
  • Be a reading role model. Know your books.
  • Utilize Social Media and other forms of technology to spread the word, create buzz and excitement.
  • Incorporate Book Trailers through QR codes or projectors.
  • GET THEM IN THE LIBRARY! GET THEM COMFORTABLE! GET THEM TALKING ABOUT THE LIBRARY AND TALKING ABOUT BOOKS!

How Do We Get There?

  • Marketing, marketing, and more marketing.
  • Building a quality collection is the foundation.
  • Fostering a warm and welcoming environment is essential.
  • Forging relationships and getting patron buy-in is crucial.