I got the email below from Margaret Sullivan (former Gateway Chair) & thought it was a fantastic idea. She very kindly agreed to let me share it.
Here’s an idea we’re trying at my school. We have a representative from the public library here today signing kids up for the summer reading program. To encourage students to start reading some of next year’s Gateway books, each student who signs up gets a free copy of one of the 2013-14 nominees. (We used our activity money for this.) We are also giving students a chance to fill out one of the attached cards, figuring if we have the names of some interested students, we can follow up with them in the fall. We hope this will result in more Gateway voters next year.
The pledge cards are linked below as a pdf (sorry wordpress didn’t allow me to insert the publisher file.)