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  • QR Codes, so easy a Baby can use them

    1. 1. BreakingNews<br />QR Codes are <br />so easy…<br />well, you’ll see.<br />
    2. 2. John Ross is visiting the library <br />ona Saturday afternoon.<br />
    3. 3. John Ross<br />
    4. 4. “Let’s check out this month’s newsletter.”<br />
    5. 5.
    6. 6. “Hey, there’s a program for kids called <br />‘Hola Amigos’ happening tomorrow.<br />That sounds like a lot of fun! <br />It says I can scan this barcode with <br />my smartphone to register. <br />Let’s try it!”<br />
    7. 7.
    8. 8. Scanning…<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10. “Alright, I’m all registered! <br />I can’t wait to go to ‘Hola Amigos’ tomorrow!”<br />
    11. 11. The next day, John Ross went back to the library for ‘Hola Amigos.’<br />When John Ross registered, he had expected to learn some cool Spanish words and maybe <br />meet some new friends. <br />He was definitely not prepared for what <br />he saw when he arrived…<br />
    12. 12.
    13. 13. Her name was Sophia and she was the most beautiful girl John Ross had ever seen!<br />
    14. 14.
    15. 15. “Ahem!” said Ms. Ing<br />“It looks like we have a nuevo amigo! <br />Why don’t you come out of the doorway and sit next to Sophia for ‘Hola Amigos’?”<br />
    16. 16.
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    18. 18. John Ross tried to concentrate on what Ms. Ing was saying but all he could think about was how to strike up a conversation with Sophia.<br />
    19. 19. “Ok, everyone, let’s grab a partner <br />and practice our Spanish!” <br />Ms. Ing shouted.<br />
    20. 20. This was John Ross’ chance! He couldn’t <br />speak a word of Spanish but he <br />would partner with Sophia!<br />
    21. 21.
    22. 22. “Me llamo Sophia! ¿Como se llama?” <br />Sophia said.<br />
    23. 23. “Uhhhhhhhhhhhh,” <br />stammered John Ross. <br />It was all that he could get out!<br />
    24. 24. “You’re quiet, aren’t you?” <br />asked Sophia.<br />
    25. 25. “No! I just don’t know any Spanish, yet!” <br />John Ross explained.<br />
    26. 26. Ms. Ing interrupted, <br />“You two were talking so much you must be fluent in Spanish! It’s time to say ‘¡Hasta luego! Until next time!’ ”<br />
    27. 27.
    28. 28. John Ross waved bye-bye to Sophia and Ms. Ing and decided that he would come back tomorrow and find an audiobook that would help him learn Spanish! <br />He was going to impress Sophia so much!<br />“What an interesting day!” he thought.<br />
    29. 29. The next day, John Ross headed to the library.<br />He had a lot of research to do! <br />
    30. 30. When he got there, he asked the clerk where he could find the audiobooks.<br />“Up, over, and around that way!”<br />the clerk said.<br />John Ross took off…<br />
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    36. 36.
    37. 37. “I think this is the section!”<br />
    38. 38.
    39. 39. “Here are the language audiobooks. <br />Wait, there’s another one of those codes! <br />Let’s scan it!”<br />
    40. 40. Scanning…<br />
    41. 41. John Ross downloaded the Mango Languages App from the App Store.<br />
    42. 42.
    43. 43. “Wow! <br />I can use this database right from <br />my smartphone. How convenient! <br />I am always looking for ways to <br />fit things into my busy schedule.”<br />
    44. 44. John Ross took a seat and started into the first lesson.<br />
    45. 45.
    46. 46. “Hmmmmm, paella. That sounds interesting. <br />I bet the kids at ‘Hola Amigos’ would love <br />it if I brought in some of that! <br />I hope Sophia will like it!”<br />
    47. 47. “I am going to see if I can find a recipe for this in one of the library’s magazines.”<br />
    48. 48.
    49. 49. “Well, what do you know? <br />Another code, and this one looks like it’s <br />for a recipe app that I can use on my iPad!!<br />I’m going to scan it so I can cook paella <br />for ‘Hola Amigos’ at home!”<br />
    50. 50. Scanning…<br />
    51. 51. “Ok, time to head home and try out this app!”<br />
    52. 52. When John Ross got home, he opened the app and searched for a paella recipe.<br />“Here’s one that looks really yummy!”<br />
    53. 53.
    54. 54.
    55. 55. e I am cookin’ e<br />e I am cookin’ e<br />e I am cookin’ e<br />e Hey Hey HeyHey! e<br />
    56. 56.
    57. 57. “What? You don’t sing when you’re cooking?”<br />
    58. 58. John Ross finished up the paella and <br />placed it in the fridge.<br />
    59. 59. The next day, John Ross started thinking:<br />“So, I’m learning Spanish, I’ve made <br />an authentic Spanish dish. I feel like there’s something I’m missing.”<br />
    60. 60. “I don’t really know anything about Spanish culture. <br />I bet the library has plenty of materials that <br />can help me learn about that!”<br />
    61. 61. “I’m going to call the Reference Desk!<br />I remember seeing a code on the front of the newsletter that will help me call them!”<br />
    62. 62.
    63. 63. Scanning…<br />
    64. 64.
    65. 65. “Reference Desk. This is Madonna speaking. <br />How may I help you?”<br />
    66. 66. “Hi, I am looking for some library materials to help me learn more about Spanish culture. <br />Could you help me with that?”<br />
    67. 67. “Sure I can! Would you like books, DVDs, Music CDs?”<br />
    68. 68. “A DVD would be great! <br />You can put it on hold for me, JOHN ROSS.”<br />
    69. 69. “Will do! I will put it on the shelf right now.”<br />
    70. 70. “Thank you so very much! <br />Er, I mean MuchasGracías!”<br />
    71. 71. “¡De nada!”<br />
    72. 72.
    73. 73.
    74. 74. The next day, John Ross headed to the library. <br />He had a DVD to pick up!<br />
    75. 75. When he got there, he asked the clerk where he could find the holdshelf.<br />“Up, over, and around that way!” the clerk said.<br />John Ross took off…<br />
    76. 76.
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    81. 81.
    82. 82. “Here is my DVD!”<br />
    83. 83.
    84. 84.
    85. 85. “Hmmm, what’s this on the back of it?”<br />
    86. 86.
    87. 87. “Another code! Let’s scan it!”<br />
    88. 88. Scanning…<br />
    89. 89.
    90. 90. “Wow! It’s a YouTube video that will teach me <br />how to do the Cha Cha!<br />I can’t wait to go home and watch this DVD and learn how to Cha Cha!”<br />
    91. 91. John Ross went home.<br />He watched that DVD.<br />He watched that YouTube Video.<br />
    92. 92. “I am sooooo ready for ‘Hola Amigos’ this weekend!” he thought.<br />
    93. 93. That Sunday couldn’t come soon enough. John Ross grabbed his paella and practically ran to the library.<br />“Be careful John Ross!”<br />
    94. 94. “¡Hola Amigos! ¡Traigo un regalodelicioso!”<br />“Hello Friends! I brought a delicious treat!”<br />
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    97. 97.
    98. 98. “Wow! This paella is muydeliciosa!” <br />exclaimed Sophia.<br />“I thought paella was supposed to have only seafood in it but this has sausage and chicken too,” <br />Sophia wondered aloud.<br />
    99. 99. “Actually, traditional Valencian Paella, <br />or paella valenciana has meat <br />and sometimes seafood. <br />I think you’re thinking of seafood paella<br />or paella de mariscos,” <br />John Ross explained.<br />
    100. 100. “John Ross! I had no idea you knew so much about Spanish culture! Where did you learn it all?”<br />Sophia asked, astounded.<br />
    101. 101. “At the library!” <br />John Ross said, matter-of-factly.<br />John Ross didn’t tell Sophia how easy it really was. <br />All he had to do was scan the codes <br />that the library had posted. <br />
    102. 102. “Hey Sophia, you want to know what else I learned?”<br />“Yeah! What else did you learn, John Ross?”<br />“¡Como bailar la cha cha! <br />How to dance the cha cha!!<br />Want to dance with me?” <br />John Ross asked.<br />
    103. 103. “Sure, but I don’t know it so you’ll have to lead!”<br />Sophia said.<br />
    104. 104. “Ok, follow my lead!” <br />John Ross said reaching out for Sophia’s hand.<br />“¡Vamos a bailar!”<br />Boom!!!<br />
    105. 105.
    106. 106. Lessons Learned<br />1. Sometimes you need more than a YouTube video to learn how to dance!<br />2. Your library can provide your smartphone-using patrons with on-the-go access to a variety of different mobile resources. It’s augmented reality!<br />
    107. 107. Many Thanks to Our <br />Cast of Characters <br />(in order of appearance)<br /><ul><li>John Ross Snatchko
    108. 108. Sophia Schmetzer
    109. 109. Amy Schmetzer
    110. 110. IngKalchthaler
    111. 111. Madonna Hunt
    112. 112. Isaac Goubert</li>

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