Registration for Teen Read Week, the annual literacy event from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), will close on September 16 at the Teen Read Week website. Registrants will receive:
As part of Teen Read Week 2011, teens can enter a photo contest and win autographed books or an e-reader from Penguin Books for Young Readers.
Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “ABC’s of Sustainable Partnerships: Affiliations Build Communities,” where a variety of successful outreach models, including the award-winning PRIME TIME Family Reading Time program, were showcased.
It’s that time again! Summer reading programs have begun across the country, and Omaha Public Library (OPL) is celebrating in style. More than 17,000 people participated in the library’s summer reading programs in 2010, and this year, OPL has set the goal of 25,000 registrants between May 21 and July 31. If the goal is met, OPL Executive Director Gary Wasdi promises to skydive for the first time.
With the 2011 Big Read application deadline just days away, I thought it would be a good time to review what a few libraries did for last year’s Big Read. For the one or two of you who may be unfamiliar, here’s what the Big Read website has to say about the program:
participants in an adult literacy class at the King County Library System
The Rainbow City (Ala.) Public Library just wrapped up their summer reading program for kids. Featuring the theme “Make a Splash—Read!,” the program had 586 registered participants reading 9,500 books. In addition to awarding drawstring backsacks to children reading at least fifteen books, the library offered a number of programs to encourage children to visit, with a combined attendance of more than 3,200. Each program was held twice a day, once for children ages four to six, and once for children ages seven to twelve. Programs included:
Fiestas de Alfabetización Temprana en Español at King County Library System
Editor’s Note: In case you missed it, this week we’re featuring blog posts on ALA Annual Conference programs. This entry focuses “PRIME TIME Family Reading Time: A Model Program for Strengthening Families & Building Communities,” designed to help programming librarians engage diverse, underserved neighborhoods of their communities through a family literacy program featuring humanities-focused content, quality children’s literature, techniques based on the Socratic Method, and collective learning.
Want to expand upon your library’s literacy programming? Curious about the PRIME TIME Family Reading Time program? Here’s your chance to apply for a grant that includes a training workshop, stipends, and materials.