[kids-lib] Vote on the Oregon summer reading certificates by January 9th

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Tue Feb 2 15:59:29 PST 2016

Attention Oregon school and public library staff!

It is time to vote to select the children's, teen, and all-ages 2016 Oregon Summer Reading Certificates! Please keep in mind these will be edited a little to clean things up like the black square behind the state seal before they are made available with the important signature to download and print.


1.      View the summer reading certificate options online at: http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/youthsvcs/summerreading/summerreadingcertificates.aspx

2.      Email the number and name of the one children's, one teen, and one all-ages certificate you want to cast your vote for to Katie Anderson (katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>) by the end of the day January 9, 2016. Please type "Oregon Summer Reading Certificate" as the subject of your email.

The winning certificates will be announced and available to download and print at the beginning of March via an email sent out on this listserv. Oregon Summer Reading Certificates will be available to download and print only (read why below if you're interested).

Thank you to the librarians who designed these certificates.  Regardless of which certificates win, you all did a wonderful job!


Katie Anderson, Youth Services Consultant
Library Support and Development Services<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/pages/index.aspx>
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
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Q: Why aren't hardcopies of the certificates available anymore?
A: In the past, printing and distributing hardcopies of the summer reading certificates was paid for by a donation. The donation funds are no longer available. The State Library surveyed public libraries to ask if they thought printing and distributing the certificates was a good use of State Library funds. The results of the survey were shared with the executive boards of OLA's Children's Services Division and Oregon Young Adults Network, and both organizations recommended that the State Library 1) discontinue printing and distributing hardcopies, 2) make a black-and-white certificate available to download for those who don't have a color printer, and 3) provide a few local funding suggestions. The State Library decided to follow these recommendations.

Q: What did libraries think of the print-only option last year?
A: Libraries printed and distributed 11,563 Oregon summer reading certificates last summer!

*         21 libraries reported that the certificates aren't important enough to pay for locally

*         5 libraries said they didn't like the certificate designs last year, but may print them in future years if they like them

*         3 libraries reported that they wanted to print the certificates, but couldn't find money locally to do so

*         0 libraries reported technical issues preventing them from printing certificates

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