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Getting Excited and Inspired for Summer Reading at CTLS Workshops!

Last week I was in Mansfield and Cedar Park having our first Summer Reading Program workshops and we had a blast! Here are just a few highlights!

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Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas.

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2016-01-22 14.17.47The photo booth was a big hit!

2016-01-22 09.55.14The morning was spent brainstorming and sharing ideas…

but the afternoon was spent playing games, making crafts, and doing theme-related activities.

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We had such a wonderful time! A big thanks to the Mansfield Public Library and the Cedar Park Public Library for hosting us.

We have more workshops coming up and there is still time to register! On Wednesday, January 27th we will be in Jourdanton, Texas and on Monday, February 22nd in Edinburg, TX.

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.

 

 

Follow or Contribute to the CTLS SRP2016 Pinterest Board

Are you on Pinterest? If so, we have created an Summer Reading Program 2016 board to collect ideas. We are sharing images of crafts and activities from the manual as well as other theme related ideas. Please contribute to the board or just watch it to get some good ideas!

 

If you are new to Pinterest, this could be a great way to get your feet wet. It is a great place to get and share ideas! Contact Katelyn Patterson with any questions you might have.

Fund Your Summer Reading Program (and Teen Interns!)

Through funding from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, YALSA will offer two kinds of grants for libraries to use in planning their summer reading programs.  The Summer Reading Grant will give twenty libraries $1,000 each for summer reading programs for teens in 2012. The Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant provides forty libraries with $1,000 each to utilize teen interns to aid in their summer reading programs. To read eligibility requirements and download an application for both grants, please visit www.ala.org/yalsa/awards&grants. Applications for both due Jan. 1.