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Summer Reading

Summer Reading at the Henry County Public Library became Summer Learning in 2017 and has expanded to include writing, science, math, engineering, art, and more to combat summer slide. Participants in our program complete special activities to earn badges like the Storyteller and Henry County Hero. In this session, Suzanne and Tess will talk about the journey to begin this program, currently in its second year, share the how’s and why’s of the program structure, and discuss the many successes and a few failures. Presented by Suzanne Banta & Tess Valentine – Henry County Public Library.
1/31/2019 | 1 hour | Slides
Wondering how to initiate a partnership with your local school system? Join Bookie Wilson, Assistant Youth Services Librarian at the Woodford County Library, as she shares tips and suggestions to initiate or grow a successful collaboration with your schools and school system. Presented by Bookie Wilson, Youth Services Librarian, Woodford County Public Library.
1/30/2019 | 1 hour | Slides
In a county of 17,000, the library had between 300 and 400 children participate in their latest summer reading program. Join the presenters to learn how to run a successful summer reading program on a budget in a rural county, and how it can be adapted to fit other communities and demographics. No fear, as summer reading topics from start to finish will be discussed including strategic planning, scheduling staff and programs, tracking statistics, marketing and promotion, as well as bookmobile and outreach partnerships. 
Presented by Holly Daugherty, Youth Services Librarian, and Rhonda Kendziorski, Bookmobile Librarian, McCreary County Public Library.
1/23/2019 | 1 hour | Summer Reading in a Rural County (PDF)
Boone County Public Library's partnership with area schools to support summer reading has grown and changed over the past two years. How do you get the schools on board, build a One Book, One Summer program, or even become an AR testing site? How do you measure success? Hear what we tried, what worked, where we are going, and share some of your own experiences. *This session is a repeat from SPOKcon2015.* (Technical issues caused the sou​nd to cut out near the end of the live webinar.)
2/4/2016 | 1 hour | Slides (PDF)
Struggling to make contact with your school librarian peers? Looking for new ideas to take your summer reading partnership to the next level? Join KDLA Youth Services Consultant, Krista King-Oaks, and colleague Kathy Mansfield, Kentucky Department of Education School Library Consultant, to dispel myths around lexiles, summer reading lists, and more, and learn what a day in the life of a school librarian really looks like.
1/31/2017 | 1 hour | Summer Reading Partnership 2017 (PDF)


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