The Nellie Pederson Civic Library in Clifton is enjoying great turn out at their summer reading program events and are on pace for a record setting year for turnout! Just a couple of some of their successful programs have been Steve Alcorn who is a retired history teacher and Civil War reenactor and Kayler Campbell and her cow, Katie Bell.
Thanks for sharing with us and congrats on those numbers! Please share with us what your library is up to this summer!
9am to noon– Discussing the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program manuals and theme “Build A Better World” Break for lunch 1pm to 3:30– YouthShare, where youth services staff come together to learn from and share with each other.
Some ideas on what to bring for the YouthShare:
A favorite storytime book
Your calendar! Tell us about past and future program plans
Songs and fingerplays
Craft ideas for preschool and elementary ages
A puppet or prop you don’t know how to use
A question or issue that you need help with
STEM programming ideas
Recommendations for your favorite library performers and speakers
Please send your ideas of what you would like to share in advance to Katelyn Patterson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Let us know if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!
In 2017, the Texas State Library and Archives Commission will again be providing the Collaborative Summer Library Program‘s Summer Reading manuals to Texas libraries. However, instead of providing it on a DVD, the manual will be available to your library on a flash drive OR online with a password. Please take a moment to take this survey to let TSLAC know which way you prefer to get your SRP materials.
Check out this great video promoting Summer Reading from the San Marcos Public Library. A videographer that works for the city put a series of videos together at no cost to them and they will be sharing them over social media to help promote.
The Collaborative Summer Library Program has created PSAs for your library to use to help promote your summer reading program! They are downloadable from their website, can be customized to include information about your library, are in English and Spanish, and there are a variety to pick from. You can embed them to your website or share them on social media to help spread the word! Go check them out!
If you are interested in hiring performers for your Summer Reading Program, or any program happening between March 15-June 14, you may want to apply for a Texas Commission on the Arts Performance Support Grant! This quarter’s application deadline is February 1st. These grants provide professional artist fees to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations for hiring an artist from the TCA Touring Roster to do a performance. For more information, visit the Texas Commission on the Arts website or contact Anina Moore at the Texas Commission on the Arts office, (512) 463-5535.
Can’t make it to a workshop? I am going to be highlighting some of the craft and activity ideas we had at the workshop on the website and in the newsletter leading up to the summer. And we are inviting people to contribute to our SRP2016 Pinterest Board. It will be a place for you to leave an idea, take an idea. If you are on Pinterest and would like to contribute, contact Katelyn and you will be sent an invitation.
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