What are you willing to do to get those younger patrons to read more this summer? If you’re a librarian at the Redford Library (part of Michigan’s Download Destination), dying your hair all the colors of the rainbow isn’t out of the question.
The librarians at the Redford library are doing whatever it takes to get kids to read this summer, even if it means dying their hair pink.
“I’m daring them to read and they can dare me,” according to Karen Clinton, children’s and teen librarian.
“If they read 15 hours then I’m going to color my hair a daring color and they get to choose, from red, green, purple, pink and rainbow,” she said, explaining that each participant will have a chance to vote on which hair dye color she’ll use on the big day.
And Redford Library isn’t just limiting young readers to the print collection for this promo:
Reading program participants are also invited to listen to recorded books or download them onto an MP3 player.
You can read the full article here.
I’d vote for the full Skittles look if I were in this summer reading program. If you’re going to be daring, might as well go all out.
So Digital Library Blog readers, what is the most daring thing you’ve done to get kids to read?
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