The Yolo County Library’s Summer Reading program, ‘Read to the Rhythm’, was a huge success this year, enrolling 5,319 people collectively from all eight library branches.
Compared to last year’s total of 2,794 sign-ups, participation increased by 90 percent, nearly doubling last year’s totals. This drastic increase was the result of library staff efforts and an easier online registration. To encourage participation in this year’s Summer Reading program, library staff attended community events and created fun and exciting programs such as drumming, storytelling and live animal presentations. A streamlined online registration allowed guests to sign up electronically while free water bottles and bags, along with a contest to win a new Kindle Fire HD 7, encouraged many others.