For those of you who were not able to attend the (1/9/17) “Info to Go” webinar session from the Idaho Commission on Libraries – the topic was collaboration for summer reading so I know you will all be interested!
You can view the archive and slides here.
Below is from Karen Balsen of DLD. My question: Do you all want one?
I have been working with JanWay on variations to the design so that the image could be larger, border smaller, and we could have some wording on the border. Non of these are possible. However, I think that the banner will show up and identify a library (or library room) as being the place to go for summer reading.
I have attached the design …I am waiting for the final quote but it should not be over $12.50 per banner. …
Common Sense Media (mentioned in this post) put together a Summer Learning Guide in 2012. There are links by age level leading to rated learning activities. We know today’s kids and teens spend a lot of time on the computer or on cell phones. This guide helps parents ensure that the games and activities they choose have some educational value.
Stay up-to-date on the statewide public library summer reading program, Summer Reading at New York Libraries, by utilizing the following websites
“Summer Reading News” Blog: Stay up to date on all the latest Information for Summer Reading at New York Libraries 2013 by visiting(http://www.summerreadingnys.org/category/summer-reading-news/) Recent posts include: 2012 summer reading participation numbers, information about schools ordering 2013 summer reading items from Upstart, Teen Video Challenge information, etc.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries Pinterest: The Summer Reading at New York Libraries Pinterest board is a great way to get inspired by viewing crafts, sharing your own work, and commenting. (www.pinterest.com/summerreading/)
New York State Library Summer Reading Webpage: This New York State Library web page contains information and links for librarians, educators and other professionals on summer reading, summer reading research, and the Summer Reading at New York Libraries program. (www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer)
Performers and Programs: The Performers and Programs site includes a listing of performers and the programs they offer for libraries, schools, and other organizations serving youth. (www.performersandprograms.com)
FYI – Here is a quick comparison of stats from the last 3 years of Summer Reading.
Summer Reading 2012 Quick Facts
The participation over increased by almost 9% with an almost 2% increase in teen participation.
What do you think was the strongest pull for teens?