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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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Fizz boom Read is not a prescription for your Summer Brain

  1. 1. THERE’S STUFF ON YOUR TABLES! Please don’t touch anything (yet) Thanks!
  2. 2. “FIZZ, BOOM, READ” IS NOT A SUMMER PRESCRIPTION FOR YOUR BRAIN Sara Bryce La Crosse Public Library Feb 13, 2014
  3. 3. PINTEREST
  4. 4. SUMMER READING PROMOTION  Meet them where they are  Get them to come to the library (this is POWERFUL stuff!)
  5. 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. 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. 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. 8. NOW YOU’VE DONE IT. THEY’RE COMING FOR YOU.
  9. 9. SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED SOME
  10. 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. 11. REWARDING FOR EXPECTED BEHAVIOR  Everyone likes being rewarded, right? …is it a chore?
  12. 12.  Children weren’t reading…. They were WAITING to “GET CAUGHT” (when they didn’t fast enough?) 
  13. 13. THE QUESTION: How do we set the kids up for success? THE ANSWER: 1. 2. Rename the Boat. Make clear rules.
  14. 14. How do we make non-arbitrary rules?
  15. 15. MANAGING THE SPACE: ADULTS
  16. 16. MANAGING SPACE: CHILDREN
  17. 17. AND THE LIBRARY’S LIKE
  18. 18. AND YOU’RE LIKE
  19. 19. HERE’S THE THING:  They’re kids. You need to tell them what to do.
  20. 20. You can’t assume anyone To know anything You didn’t teach them yourself. --kind of a mix between Bruner and Vygotsky
  21. 21. ONE ESSENTIAL PART OF RULES: How EXACTLY a child can meet your expectations (AS SOON AS they meet them, say thanks)
  22. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 27. SETTING YOUR SPACE UP FOR SUCCESS
  28. 28. PASSIVE PROGRAMMING
  29. 29. STEALTH PROGRAMMING
  30. 30. CHECK OUT CLUBS
  31. 31. STORY ACTION POD Crowd-sourced displays Your personal amusement
  32. 32. IN-ROOM DIY SCAVENGER HUNT
  33. 33. HOWEVER IT WORKS AT YOUR LIBRARY…
  34. 34. …WHEREVER THERE’S ROOM!
  35. 35. DISPLAYS AS PASSIVE PROGRAMMING
  36. 36. BOOK BUNDLES
  37. 37. SLP DECORATING PARTY!
  38. 38. STE(A)M PROGRAMMING
  39. 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. 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. 41. SCIENCE- PRESCHOOL I’ll huff… And I’ll puff…
  42. 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. 43. SCIENCE- TEEN Mad Scientist Club
  44. 44. TECHNOLOGY- PRESCHOOL
  45. 45. TECHNOLOGY- ELEMENTARY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iK 39rr19u04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw 7_M4Hb9q8
  46. 46. TECHNOLOGY- TEEN Meme-making Youtube favorites Ghost Hunters
  47. 47. ENGINEERING- PRESCHOOL DUPLO playground
  48. 48. ENGINEERING- ELEMENTARY LEGOs…. …FOREVER!
  49. 49. ENGINEERING- TEEN
  50. 50. ENGINEERING EXTRA:  At your table:  make the tallest tower you can with straws and pins
  51. 51. ART- PRESCHOOL • Hot Wheels Art! • Art in a Bag!
  52. 52. ART- ELEMENTARY Graphic Novel Club Stations of stuff
  53. 53. ART- TEEN Repurposing/up-cycling • bleaching • tie dye • crafts from withdrawn books
  54. 54. MATH- PRESCHOOL • sorting (into colors, shapes, etc) • dance party • “5 little…” songs
  55. 55. MATH- ELEMENTARY Angry Birds Live! Wild Records
  56. 56. MATH- TEEN Life-Size Games Bracelet Making
  57. 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. 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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