Albany Public Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program

Creating videos with children and teens is a great way to simultaneously promote your library program and engage kids in an activity that builds digital literacy skills and 21st century skills.

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Giving Away Free Books is a Component of High-Quality SRPs

13178085-essayView Oregon Live’s photo essay of Forest Grove City Library celebrating kids who met their summer reading goal and rewarding them with books to keep and take home. One of the components of high-quality summer reading programs if giving away free books children and teens get to keep.

 

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Ready to Learn Makes the News!

Ready2LearnWatch news clip.

Ready to Learn is an ambitious early literacy project taking place in Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Baker, and Grant counties. The goal of this project is to increase kindergarten readiness, high school graduation, and matriculation to college by coordinating early childhood education across organizations and agencies and depositing money into Oregon College Savings Plans as an incentive to participating families. In addition, this project will be linking library usage statistics with children’s kindergarten readiness assessment results to show the impact of libraries.

Ready to Learn is funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Learn more about Ready to Read by visiting their FaceBook page and reading their LSTA Grant proposal.

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August 2, 2013 · 8:43 am

Mosley Wotta and Tony Smily @ Black Butte School

The Jefferson County Library and the Jefferson County Cultural Coalition partnered to bring local Central Oregon musicians, Tony Smile and Mosley Wotta, to every school in Jefferson County last spring. Librarian Patricia Smith says, “The students really got into his performance. I loved how Mosley Wotta incorporates early literacy into his programs.”

Mosley Wotta and Tony Smiley will be playing at Jefferson County Library’s summer reading grand finale. This program brings early literacy, summer reading, schools, the public library, and a cultural institution together to provide a fun language program for children whether or not they can get to the public library.

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July 30, 2013 · 4:13 pm

Teen Summer Reading Art Contest

KaitBairdSRPposter2013Oregon libraries that use the Ready to Read Grant to fund part or all of their summer reading program are required to use the statewide summer reading program (a.k.a. the Collaborative Summer Library Program). This means they must use the CSLP theme (this year underground) and slogan (this year Dig Into Reading and Beneath the Surface), but they are not required to use CSLP artwork. Washington County Cooperative Library System holds a teen summer reading art contest every year. This provides local teens with the opportunity to engage in a meaningful art project, vote to select the art they want to represent their program, and participate in their community by helping to promote their public library.

Congratulations to Kait Baird, this year’s winner!

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Journey to Everywhere with the Albany Public Library (K-5 Grades)

Creating videos with children and teens is a great way to simultaneously promote your library program and engage kids in an activity that builds digital literacy skills and 21st century skills.

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July 30, 2013 · 3:33 pm

Oregon Summer Reading Brief 2012

The Oregon State Library has published the third annual Summer Reading Brief.  This Brief is a report on the participation of children and teens in local public library summer reading programs throughout Oregon.

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December 18, 2012 · 10:50 am