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  1. 1. The “Fun” of School Libraries Gloria Powell gloriajpowell@gmail.com January 2011
  2. 2. The Purpose of School Libraries LIS 457 2
  3. 3. But What About the FUN? LIS 457 3 While fostering a love of reading, promoting teaching and learning, and providing a diversity of resources are Certainly the most important aspects of the school library, there are a few more things that the CHILDREN would like us all to remember…
  4. 4. Kindergarten In addition to basic library rules and book checkout, kindergarteners may be interested in Board Games Physical Games, like hot potato or hokey pokey, to “get the wiggles out” Reading and Storytelling Educational Television Coloring LIS 457 4
  5. 5. 1st and 2nd Grades In addition to book checkout and library rules, 1st and 2nd graders may be interested in: Reading and Storytelling Board Games Physical games Coloring and Puzzles Educational Television LIS 457 5
  6. 6. 3rd and 4th Grades In addition to book checkout and returns and library rules, 3rd and 4th grades may be interested in Learning to Shelving Their Own Books Board Games Storytelling and Listening to Classmates’ Stories Independent Reading Listening to Books on Tape/CD LIS 457 6
  7. 7. 5th and 6th Grades In addition to book checkin and checkout and library rules, 5th and 6th graders may be interested in: Independent Reading Board Games Learning to Shelve Their Own Books Learning About Various Multimedia Resources Learning the Dewey Decimal System LIS 457 7
  8. 8. Middle School Students 7th and 8th grade students may also be interested in the same things as 6th graders; however, their interests and understanding is rapidly expanding. They may also be interested in: Learning to Repair Books Learning About the History of the Library Volunteer Work in the Library Computer and Paper research for projects and papers Learning About Software Programs, like Microsoft LIS 457 8
  9. 9. High School Students LIS 457 9 High school students get much less time in the library, so their “fun” is limited The library is still an extremely useful resource for these teens High school age children are more likely to need the library for research papers and projects, as well as more in depth learning about computer software programs, online interests, such as blogs and glogs, and online search techniques.
  10. 10. LIS 457 10 Thank you all for your time and attention.