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!
Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas.
The photo booth was a big hit!
The morning was spent brainstorming and sharing ideas…
but the afternoon was spent playing games, making crafts, and doing theme-related activities.
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.
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.
The Schulenburg Public Library has had a very successful Summer Reading Program! Their first program brought in Ranger Cindy bringing in over 75 patrons.
John O’Bryant entertained 125 patrons, young and old, with his Comedy Magic!
Cameron is on a summertime roll! They had five times the number of kids sign up for the Summer Reading Program than they had last year. The grand reading total for everyone was 79, 061 minutes for a total of 1, 318 hours!
Kim Wise in Cameron telling kids about the SRP.
Thanks to Denise at the Lake Whitney Public Library for sharing these pictures from some of their successful Summer Reading Program events! We hope all of our members are celebrating summer reading success!
They had to turn people away from the A&M Chemistry Roadshow event!
The Dark Knight himself dropped by the Harker Heights Public Library to pay his fines and pick up his holds!
Several of the Harker Heights Public Library part time employees worked with the city’s incredible IT department to make a “Power Up! READ”
This is great video! Check it out. https://youtu.be/G-8R3KQrIQM.
We read Jack and the Beanstalk and made the “newspaper” trees from the Summer Reading Program Workshop. They were a huge hit even with our older kids. The kids are even working in our recycled tire garden and helping us plant some Mexican Heather, Mexican Petunias, and Moss Rose. Thanks to Veronica Grooms for sharing these photos with us.
Groesbeck Public Library had a summer program presented by a dog rescue group. Two dogs found a home that day. Lucky dogs! Another program this summer was presented by the Texas Parks and Wildlife. Thank you Rhonda Bass for sharing these photos.
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.