Many Nebraska libraries used the online record-keeping tool, Reader Zone, which is a user-friendly way to collect reading data for their Summer Reading Programs. We racked up nearly 1.7 million minutes of reading this summer. In light of the continuing need for online programming, the Nebraska Library Commission awarded a grant from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide year-long access to Reader Zone free of charge for Nebraska libraries.
This access is for public libraries, school libraries, and academic libraries. If you want your patrons to keep track of the reading they do, either by minutes, pages, chapters, and/or books, Reader Zone can do it. If you want to help parents in your community keep track of the books they read in the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, Reader Zone can do it. If a classroom teacher wants to have a reading competition (girls vs. boys or Mrs. Smith’s class vs. Mr. Jones class), Reader Zone can do it. Any kind of reading program recording-keeping, Reader Zone can do it.
Here is a link to an educational video that will help you understand the program.
Click on this link to sign up and get your password for Reader Zone. +
This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Nebraska Library Commission.