Tie A String Around Your Finger…
I was talking to my young niece recently about something she had to remember for school and I said, “Well, I guess you’ll have to tie a string around your finger…” She looked at me as if I had gone utterly insane. Apparently kids don’t know about the old string-around-the-finger memory trick.
What does that have to do with anything? Summer Reader passwords! That’s where I’m going with this…
I was at the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference and libraries were talking about how they help young readers remember their Summer Reader passwords. First and foremost, we always recommend that you turn on the password reminder system we have in Summer Reader. However, if you want to create reminder cards as a back up plan, we think it’s a great idea!
Here are two ideas from the New Jersey librarians I spoke with. First, some images of a small, folding tent card that can fit into a wallet:
The above images are the reminder card of the South River Public Library, NJ.
Here’s a PDF of a similar concept from the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.
How does your library help users remember passwords – not just for Summer Reader but any library resource?
Christine Ayar Illichmann
Coordinator of Customer Experience
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