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  • 1. All Reading is Good Reading: Teen Summer Reading Programs Presented by Beth Gallaway December 2007
  • 2. Why Develop a Teen Summer Reading Program?
    • Developmental Assets
    • Library Mission
    • Departmental Goals
    • Give 'Em What They Want
    • Other?
  • 3. How Does Summer Reading Build Developmental Assets of Adolescents?
    • Support
    • Empowerment
    • Boundaries & Expectations
    • Constructive Use of Time
    • Commitment to Learning
    • Positive Values
    • Social Competencies
    • Positive Identity
    The Search Institute. http://www.search-institute.org
  • 4. Timeline
    • Nov-Dec: Theme!
    • Jan: Activities
    • Mar: Performers
    • April: Schedule
    • May: PR
    • June: Class visits
    • July-Aug: Program
    • Sep: Vacation!
    • Oct: Evaluate
  • 5. Planning the Program
    • Theme
    • Eligibility
    • Duration
    • What counts?
    • Reading Goals & Prizes
    • Marketing
    • Statistics
    • Documentation
    • Evaluation
  • 6. Ready to Go Programs
    • CLSP
    • ALA/YALSA
    • Other libraries
    • Other states
    • Library Vendors
      • Demco
      • Upstart
    • Sizzling Summer Reading Programs
    • Online: Library Insight, eVanced Solutions
  • 7. Library Events &Programs
    • Think outside the box!
    • Collaborative, and offsite, is OK!
    • Book Related
    • Crafts
    • Trivia
    • Performers
    • Games
    • Other??
  • 8. Nuts & Bolts
    • Who can participate?
    • How?
  • 9. Marketing
    • Branded, themed PR
    • Outside the library
    • Created by teens!
    • Use technology to your advantage
  • 10. Prizes
    • Reading is its own reward
    • Let the prize fit the activity
    • Honor system
    • Trinkets
    • Donations
  • 11. Statistics
    • What counts as participation?
    • Number of items read
    • Number of teens registered
    • Number of teens participating
    • Number of teens completing
    • Number of teens & adults attending programs & events
    • Use technology to make stat keeping easy and standardized
  • 12. Documentation
    • How can you replicate this next year?
  • 13. Evalaution
    • SRP Evaluation
    • Individual Program Evaluation
    • Staff Evalaution
  • 14. Ready to Go Programs
    • CLSP
    • ALA/YALSA
    • Other libraries
    • Other states
    • Library Vendors
      • Demco
      • Upstart
    • Online: Library Insight, eVanced Solutions
  • 15. What Counts?
    • Books (fiction, nonfiction, short stories)‏
    • Graphic Novels
    • Magazines
    • Anime Subtitles
    • CD Booklets
    • Poetry & Song/Rap Lyrics
    • Email, Chat, Websites
    • Video Gaming
    • The Back of the Cereal Box
    • Enviromental Print
    • Reading Aloud/Being Read To
    • Attending Library Programs & Events
    • Volunteering
  • 16. Audiobooks = literacy
    • Reading comprehension is increased
    • Listening becomes a family/group activity
    • Listening while reading along meets multiple intelligences
  • 17. Gaming = literacy
    • Environmental print
      • Signage
      • Labels
      • Maps
    • Reading about the game
      • Instructions
      • Walkthroughs
    • Writing about the game
      • Forums
      • Websites
    • Chat:
      • “ WTS, Mageweave cloth, 15g”
  • 18. Reading Online = Literacy
    • Email
    • Chat
    • Webpages
    • Fan Fiction
    • Forums
    • Tagging
    • Blogging
    • Online Classes
  • 19. Top Chat Acronyms
    • AFK
    • BRB
    • IDK
    • IMHO
    • LOL
    • POS
    • TTYL
  • 20. “ Leet” & 4 // 3 I2 5 G A M E R S
  • 21. Repurposing Email for the Library Dear Reader. http://www. dearreader .com/
  • 22. Repurposing Chat for the Library
    • IM Reference Service Model: Thomas Ford Memorial Library (IL) Cheshire Library (CT)
    • Online Author Visits Models: Haverhill Public Library (MA) Imaginon (NC)‏
  • 23. IM Reference Cheshire Public Library, CT Cheshire Public Library. http://www.cheshirelibrary.org
  • 24. Virtual Author Visits
    • BeththeLibrarian : What did it take to publish the book? (That's from Brandy & Alex)
    • MBLundgren : Another good question. It took me 2 years to write it, then 6 months to find an agent, then a few days to find an editor, then months of revisions. A Loooooonnnggg process.
                     
  • 25. Teen Second Life Imaginon, Charlotte, NC Second Life. http://www.secondlife.com
  • 26. Repurposing Online Writing for the Library
    • Book Discussion
      • UNI (IL)‏
      • Y Read? (OH)
    • Book Reviewing
      • Washington Reads (WA)‏
      • Newington Library (CT)‏
  • 27. University Laboratory Union High School – Urbana IL UIUC. http://www. uni . uiuc . edu /library
  • 28. Y Read? Cleveland (OH) Public Library YRead? http://www. yread .org/
  • 29. Blogger Book Club Roselle (IL) Public Library Blogger Book Club. http://www. roselle .lib. il .us/ YouthServices / BookClub / Bloggerbookclub . htm
  • 30. Library MySpaces
    • Hennepin County Library http://www.myspace.com/ hennepincountylibrary
    • Thomas Ford Memorial Library http://www.myspace.com/thomasford
  • 31. Library Facebook Thunder Bay (ON) YAC Thunder Bay YAC. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2317537625
  • 32. Online Classes Youth Digital Arts Cyber School
    • Bloomington IL
    • Cambridge MA
    • Broward County FL
    YDACS. http://www.ydacs.org
  • 33. Teen Second Life Teen Second Life. http://teen.secondlife.com
  • 34. Online Summer Reading Programs
  • 35. Jervis Public Library Teen Summer Reading Program - Rome, NY http://www. quia .com/pages/srp2002.html An example of an online summer reading program generated using the Quia site. Online book reviews, suggested reading lists, and an online book club.
  • 36. Washington Summer Reading Blog http://www.washingtonreads.org/blog/
    • Open for statewide participation.
    • Active May- September.
    • Students register and post brief book reviews and comment on the 'postings' of others.
    • Students' submissions appear after review by an administrator.
    • Simple rules
    • Library staff will be encouraged to contribute
    • A 'Parents' Guide" provided
  • 37. Catch the Beat at your library
    • Coming in June 2007
    • MA Statewide Summer Reading Program Online:
    • Registration
    • Reading Log
    • Book Reviews
    • Certificates
  • 38. Catch the Beat at your library MA Statewide Summer Reading Program http://readsinma.org
    • Registration
    • Reading Log
    • Book Reviews
    • Certificates
    • Prize Notification
  • 39. Thank You!
    • Beth Gallaway
    • Email: [email_address]
    • Links: http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29