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Youth Continuing Ed

Want to know more about presenting storytime? Need some new program ideas? Wonder what the difference is between a picture book and an easy reader?

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Children’s Book Formats

I’ve had some requests for simple definitions of each of the common children’s book formats, from board books to easy readers to graphic novels for juveniles. I thought it might be useful for other libraries too. Children’s Book Formats: From Board Books to Graphic Novels Fiction = Imaginary story, not true In the CIP (Cataloging …

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Continuing Ed Storytime

Story Time Planning Video Story Time for Beginners: this video presents guidelines for creating a story time using the NCKLS Story Time Kits.     Sample Materials: Active Play Story Time Plan Story Time Introduction, Theme Introduction, & Conclusion “We Clap and Sing Hello” song “We Clap and Sing Good-bye” song “Animal Dances” song Reenacting Hop …

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Every Hero has a Story Workshop

The Summer Reading Workshop was a big success! Thanks to all who attended. We hope you had as much fun as we did! There are a number of resources that I want to share with everyone:   Videos of Kathy Barco’s Presentation Part 1 Part 2 Kathy Barco’s Resources: Recommended Websites Turtle Shell Outlines Seahorse …

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Egg Man Comic

Hero Crafts & Program Ideas

  Directions for all the crafts: 2015 Summer Reading Craft Workshop Directions         If you would like more explanation of any of the crafts, please contact Melendra. If a craft requires a template, it can be found below: Hero Spoons Template F Is for Firefighter Template My Many Colored Capes Script and Template Superhero …

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Passive Program Ideas

Why Passive Programming? Passive programming offers the opportunity to reach more patrons while expending less librarian energy. If that’s not enough of a draw, passive programs can also end up being great library decorations. From programs as simple as “book bundles” to the more active programs described by Marge Loch-Wouters and Amy Koester, passive programming …

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Professional Books: Children’s

Caldecott On The Net: Reading & Internet Activities by Ru Story-Huffman (Call# 028.5 Story) Children’s Services: Partnerships For Success edited by Betsy Diamant-Cohen (Call# 027.62) Crash Course In Children’s Services Penny Peck (Call# 027.625 Peck) Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children by Betsy Diamant-Cohen (Call# 027.62 Diamant) Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation …

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Professional Books: Teen

101+ Teen Programs That Work RoseMary Honnold (Call# 026.626) A Year Of Programs For Teens Amy J. Alessio, Kimberly A. Patton (Call# YA 027.626 Alessio) A Year Of Programs For Teens 2 Amy J. Alessio & Kimberly A. Patton (Call# 027.626) Booktalks Plus: Motivating Teens To Read Lucy Schall (Call# 028.535 Schall) Connecting Young Adults …

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Superhero and Community Hero Resources

Programming Ideas for Superhero & Community Hero Events Storytime Ideas Ninja Storytime Plan from Annes Library Life blog 5 Superheroes from Jbrary blog Five Superheroes and Their Mixed Up Capes from Fun with Friends at Storytime blog One Brave Firefighter from Story Time Secrets blog Superhero Rhymes Early Literacy Resources Early Literacy Activity Ideas from …

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Teens in the Library Workshops

Looking for information about attracting and serving teen patrons? These resources address different aspects of teen services: Webinars: Teen Behavior in the Library: Teen Brains and Developmentally Appropriate Behavior by Melendra Sanders Where Teens and Technology Meet by Angela Brade Teaming Up with Teens @ Your Library from YALSA PowerPoints: Beyond the Bestsellers: Building Diverse & Balanced …

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