Are you attending this year’s Summer Reading Workshop and Youth Share? The workshop is in the morning and the youth share is in the afternoon. If this is your first youth share, here are some things to bring:
a favorite storytime book
songs and fingerplays
craft ideas for preschool, elementary ages, or teens
successful programs you have done
a puppet or prop you don’t know what to with
items you no longer need – old posters, left overs, recycled objects – one’s trash is another’s treasure
Kim Lehman is a well-known educator best known for her dynamic, idea packed workshops. She has presented over 140 workshops across Texas, Kansas, and Arizona.
These workshops are sponsored in part by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts @TXCommArts.
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!