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Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain
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Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain

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Presentation Feb 13, 2014
Sara Bryce
La Crosse Public Library

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  • 1. THERE’S STUFF ON YOUR TABLES! Please don’t touch anything (yet) Thanks!
  • 2. “FIZZ, BOOM, READ” IS NOT A SUMMER PRESCRIPTION FOR YOUR BRAIN Sara Bryce La Crosse Public Library Feb 13, 2014
  • 3. PINTEREST
  • 4. SUMMER READING PROMOTION  Meet them where they are  Get them to come to the library (this is POWERFUL stuff!)
  • 5. HOW TO GET TO THE KIDS?  Teacher buy-in:  Ask for 15 min at each grade level TOPS  Ask for three dates/times, make one of them work  If possible communicate through the LMC
  • 6. 15 MIN PITCH: SOME THINGS TO TRY  Talk TO the kids: no 4th wall  BRAIN DRAIN: The library can solve it!  2-3 things you want them to do: repeat them and make THE KIDS repeat them
  • 7. ACTIVITY: YOUR PITCH (10 MIN)  What problem does your Summer Reading Program solve for kids?  What 2-3 things do you want them to remember?  What else could you say about the library to pump them up?
  • 8. NOW YOU’VE DONE IT. THEY’RE COMING FOR YOU.
  • 9. SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED SOME
  • 10. HERE IS OUR BOAT. • 18 year old memorial •Steel sides •Reward for “being caught reading” on it The goal was to get kids to read on the Boat. Why weren’t we successful?
  • 11. REWARDING FOR EXPECTED BEHAVIOR  Everyone likes being rewarded, right? …is it a chore?
  • 12.  Children weren’t reading…. They were WAITING to “GET CAUGHT” (when they didn’t fast enough?) 
  • 13. THE QUESTION: How do we set the kids up for success? THE ANSWER: 1. 2. Rename the Boat. Make clear rules.
  • 14. How do we make non-arbitrary rules?
  • 15. MANAGING THE SPACE: ADULTS
  • 16. MANAGING SPACE: CHILDREN
  • 17. AND THE LIBRARY’S LIKE
  • 18. AND YOU’RE LIKE
  • 19. HERE’S THE THING:  They’re kids. You need to tell them what to do.
  • 20. You can’t assume anyone To know anything You didn’t teach them yourself. --kind of a mix between Bruner and Vygotsky
  • 21. ONE ESSENTIAL PART OF RULES: How EXACTLY a child can meet your expectations (AS SOON AS they meet them, say thanks)
  • 22. WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE?  “No Running in the Library” (What should I do instead?)  “Walking feet” (What does that EVEN MEAN?)  “Walk Please”
  • 23. YOU ARE THE AUTHORITY  Make your expectation clear  Mean what you say  Consequence: your disappointment (as soon as they correct their behavior: THANK them)
  • 24. SETTING CLEAR EXPECTATIONS WILL: 1. 2. 3. Empower children to use the library effectively Create a welcoming environment for kids Ensure more positive interactions for you
  • 25. ACTIVITY: 15 MIN There are two shiny envelopes per table.  Inside is a rule or correction phrase a librarian might use with a kid patron.   1. 2. DISCUSS: Why is it problematic? How would you phrase it differently?
  • 26. SETTING UP YOUR SPACE FOR SUCCESS Take a look around and ask yourself the following questions: 1. Entering the Children’s area, what do I want a child to gravitate toward?   MAKE THIS SHINY 2. Looking around the Children’s area, is there anything a child could do to destroy something completely irreplaceable?  REMOVE THIS THING
  • 27. SETTING YOUR SPACE UP FOR SUCCESS
  • 28. PASSIVE PROGRAMMING
  • 29. STEALTH PROGRAMMING
  • 30. CHECK OUT CLUBS
  • 31. STORY ACTION POD Crowd-sourced displays Your personal amusement
  • 32. IN-ROOM DIY SCAVENGER HUNT
  • 33. HOWEVER IT WORKS AT YOUR LIBRARY…
  • 34. …WHEREVER THERE’S ROOM!
  • 35. DISPLAYS AS PASSIVE PROGRAMMING
  • 36. BOOK BUNDLES
  • 37. SLP DECORATING PARTY!
  • 38. STE(A)M PROGRAMMING
  • 39. WHY DO YOU PROGRAM?  To get kids into the library  To increase room use and check-out  To create shared experiences with our kid patrons
  • 40. HOW DO YOU PROGRAM?  interactive, engaging, meaningful, kid-centered  Set up 3-5 stations, explain them, let them go  Less planning time, less $$
  • 41. SCIENCE- PRESCHOOL I’ll huff… And I’ll puff…
  • 42. SCIENCE- ELEMENTARY MYTH: Raisins Can Dance! Materials: --a can of colorless soda (e.g., 7-Up or Sprite) --a tall, clear glass or plastic cup --several raisins (fresh raisins work the best)
  • 43. SCIENCE- TEEN Mad Scientist Club
  • 44. TECHNOLOGY- PRESCHOOL
  • 45. TECHNOLOGY- ELEMENTARY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK 39rr19u04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw 7_M4Hb9q8
  • 46. TECHNOLOGY- TEEN Meme-making Youtube favorites Ghost Hunters
  • 47. ENGINEERING- PRESCHOOL DUPLO playground
  • 48. ENGINEERING- ELEMENTARY LEGOs…. …FOREVER!
  • 49. ENGINEERING- TEEN
  • 50. ENGINEERING EXTRA:  At your table:  make the tallest tower you can with straws and pins
  • 51. ART- PRESCHOOL • Hot Wheels Art! • Art in a Bag!
  • 52. ART- ELEMENTARY Graphic Novel Club Stations of stuff
  • 53. ART- TEEN Repurposing/up-cycling • bleaching • tie dye • crafts from withdrawn books
  • 54. MATH- PRESCHOOL • sorting (into colors, shapes, etc) • dance party • “5 little…” songs
  • 55. MATH- ELEMENTARY Angry Birds Live! Wild Records
  • 56. MATH- TEEN Life-Size Games Bracelet Making
  • 57. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO TRY IT!  Records you can try right now:  Catching a ping pong ball with chopsticks  Kicking your own behind  Making a card tower
  • 58. Contact me! Sara Bryce sara@lacrosselibrary.org http://brycedontplay.blogspot.com/ Pinterest page: http://bit.ly/BryceSLP14 (Longform URL: http://www.pinterest.com/brycedontplay/fizz-boomread-ifls-presentation/)

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