Getting Glasgow Reading

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Delivered by Karen Cunningham, Head of Glasgow Libraries, Culture & Sport Glasgow at the Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland (CILIPS), which took place 1-3 June 2009.

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Getting Glasgow Reading

  1. 1. GETTING GLASGOW READING KAREN CUNNINGHAM HEAD OF GLASGOW LIBRARIES
  2. 3. Gallus Glaswegian
  3. 4. What’s in a name? Glasgwegian Participation Library based Profile local writers Literacy
  4. 5. The Festival Experience The Mitchell Branding Café bar Bookshop Borrowing Green room
  5. 6. SCHOOLS PROGRAMME <ul><li>Free transport - Class Connections </li></ul><ul><li>Over 13,000 Children </li></ul><ul><li>Over 130 weekday sessions from nursery to secondary school. </li></ul><ul><li>Books to Go </li></ul><ul><li>Poetry Slam </li></ul><ul><li>Groups from over 180 schools, homework clubs and family centres attended. </li></ul><ul><li>68% from SIP areas </li></ul>
  6. 7. Poetry Slam 6 Glasgow schools 4 Local authorities 700 children
  7. 8. Audience Growth <ul><li>2005 - 15,000 participants </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – 28,000 participants </li></ul><ul><li>A further 10,000 people came to the Mitchell to browse and buy in the bookshop use the festival café and soak up the atmosphere </li></ul>
  8. 9. Over 60,000 People Took Part
  9. 10. From pre-fives to over 70’s all age groups took part
  10. 12. 68% of children/young people participating in the education programme came from socially disadvantaged areas.
  11. 13. GET GLASGOW READING “Give your kid a better chance” Our kids aren’t bad, they just need a bit more support
  12. 14. Great Books to Read Aloud Read Together
  13. 16. Bounce and Rhyme Toddlers Tales Story Times Nursery visits Web site Enough books
  14. 18. Services for schools Storytelling Education Visits Reading Challenge ICT Visits Fiction Visits Library Tours
  15. 19. Anne Frank Exhibition
  16. 20. History of Glasgow Bus Tour
  17. 21. Welcome and Introduction Burns Mitchell Library Scots Word Poem Scots Language Quiz Poem Children’s songs and poems
  18. 22. <ul><li>Scots Wha Hae </li></ul><ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Mitchell Library </li></ul><ul><li>Patron saints </li></ul><ul><li>Flag </li></ul><ul><li>Other Scottish Symbols </li></ul><ul><li>Famous Battles </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz </li></ul>
  19. 23. From knife crime City to Reading City

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