CSLP has hired an Organizational Coordinator this year, and one of his great new projects is producing a monthly newsletter. Now you can keep up on everything upcoming with CSLP! You can sign up to receive the newsletter by clicking on the envelope button on the bottom right of this page:
This page will be a work-in-progress throughout the duration of our summer programs. We will use this as a landing point to share ideas, resources, and links to collectively strengthen our programs. Please feel free to share information with me that you think would be a great addition to our page!
Tennessee Libraries have a wonderful opportunity to participate in First Lady Chrissy Haslam’s Read to be Ready Summer Reading Competition. Kindergarten through rising 4th grade students in Tennessee are encouraged to track the number of minutes they read this summer from June 1 to July 28, and the top 100 readers will be invited to celebrate with a Kids State Dinner at the Tennessee Residence in Nashville on Friday, August 18.
How do libraries participate? It’s easy! Provide copies of the Reading Log Packet at your library during the summer. Advertise the Summer Reading Competition. When Reading Packets are returned to the library, submit the top reader’s packet to Crissy.Haslam@tn.gov no later than August 2. That’s it!
For more information, visit http://tn.gov/firstlady/article/first-lady-statewide-summer-read-2017-article.
Early Literacy Program Manual, by CSLP. Free. January 26th, 2pm CST.
Teen Manual , by CSLP. Free. February 2nd, 2pm, CST.
Full STEAM Ahead, by Booklist Webinars. Free. February 7th, 1pm CST.
Teaching Tolerance, by Boolist Webinars. Free. February 14th, 1pm CST.
Early Childhood Programs and Services Series Part 3: Early Literacy Outside the Library Walls, by ALSC. Free. February 21st, 11am CST.
Early Childhood Programs and Services Series Part 4: Early Literacy and STEAM, by ALSC. Free. March 2, 2017, 2pm CST.
Exploring Similarity, Embracing Difference: How to Evaluate and Identify Literature Portraying Individuals with Disabilities, by ALSC. Free. April 18, 2017, 11am CST.
Exploring Similarity, Embracing Difference: Programming and Activities, by ALSC. Free. April 27, 2017.
How Libraries can use Literature to Support Family Engagement in Children's Social and Emotional Learning, by ALSC. Free. May 4, 2017, CST.
Children's Manual, by CSLP. Recording on demand.
Hey Kids! Look What We've Got! Effective marketing to Tweens and Teens. by Jake Rundle, Hastings Public Library. Free. Recording on demand.
Follow the link below to see the full sized PDF with contact information!
This booklist was created to share the message of creating unity, acting with kindness toward others, and promoting peace. For more information about this and other ALSC booklists, please visit http://www.ala.org/alsc/booklists.
Read Aloud America's Book List Criteria: Excellent read-aloud appeal, cross-section of male/female characters, genres, and popular authors, strong character development, plot, themes, and positive messages, age appropriateness.
Paired non-fiction and fiction for tweens, created by ALSC's 2016-2017 School-Age Programs and Services Commiteee.
I've created a simple-to-implement adult summer reading log that not only encourages reading, but also promotes attendance at library programs and use of library services. If you would like this document in an editable format so that you can build from this to best meet your SRP goals/objectives, please email me at email@example.com.
Reading Rockets has developed a set of reading adventure packs to encourage hands-on fun and learning centered on a paired fiction and nonfiction books. Through the use of the reading adventure packs — a paired set of theme-based fiction and nonfiction books and related interactive activities that can be distributed to kids and families after a program or handed out on their own.
What goes into each reading adventure pack?
Summer is almost here, and it is a good idea to capture your Summer Reading Program numbers while they are fresh on your minds. Use the document provided below throughout your Summer Reading program to help with collecting your data for the 2017 Public Library Survey.
Offers summer reading specific grants. Grant applications open in January.
First Book is a non-profit that provides new books and educational resources - for free and at low cost - to schools and programs serving children in need, from birth to age 18.
Better World Books is looking for libraries with “Game Changing” ideas which help advance a compelling literacy project.
The Walmart Foundation's key areas of focus are opportunity, sustainability, and community.
Operation Paperback is a national, non-profit organization, whose volunteers collect gently-used books and send them to American troops overseas, as well as veterans and military families here at home. Since 1999, we have shipped over 2.2 million books to over 30 locations overseas.
In addition to overseas locations, Operation Paperback provides books to wounded warrior programs and veterans hospitals located within the United States, as well as USO centers at US Airport transit points. In 2012, we also added a new program that offers a free shipment of books to any military family.
Collaborative Summer Library Program's online manual and graphics. Instructions to create an account can be found on the back of the front page of this year's print manual.
Free, reliable resources for kids available through the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Governor's Books from Birth Foundation (GBBF), in partnership with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, builds a foundation for reading and learning through books for Tennessee's children.
Free books for children, ages birth to 5 years old, mailed straight to the child's home.
A Moving Child Is a Learning Child
How the Body Teaches the Brain to Think (Birth to Age 7)
by Gill Connell
Creativity and Children's Literature
New Ways to Encourage Divergent Thinking
Babies in the Library!
by Jane Marino
Library Youth Outreach
26 Ways to Connect with Children, Young Adults and Their Families
by Kerol Harrod
Streamlined Library Programming
Everyone Plays at the Library
Creating Great Gaming Experiences for All Ages
Picturing the World
Informational Picture Books for Children
Including Families of Children with Special Needs
Make It Here
Inciting Creativity and Innovation in Your Library
Teen Craft Projects 2
by Tina Coleman
Artsy Toddler Storytimes
A Year's Worth of Ready-To-Go Programming
The Maker Cookbook
Recipes for Children's and 'Tween Library Programs
by Cindy Wall