Jump Start 2015
CSLP Quick Start Guide:
Enrich Your 2015 Summer Reading Program!
Bedtime Math: Webcast
In a recorded webcast shared from the Louisiana State Library, Diana Pecina from the CSLP partner Bedtime Math talks about why math is so important and shares free ways that libraries can incorporate a little math into their existing storytimes. Diana talks about Summer of Numbers, Crazy Eights and Bedtime Math.
Iowa Performer's Showcase 2015
From Iowa Library Services/ Iowa State Library, 18 performers and programmers participated in the Iowa Performer's Showcase in November 2014.
Platypus Police Academy
Plan a read-aloud event at your local library, police department, elementary school, or community center!
Sturgis 7th grader, Danika Gordon, wrote a book about being a superhero for her Character Counts program through her 4H group. She is willing to share with any other libraries who would want her to come and if others across the state are interested, she can contact other 4H kids that may be willing to present it in their area. Please see the accompanying proposal and copy of the book, What Makes You a Super Hero? .
Summer Reading: Program and Evidence (by Fay Shin and Stephen D. Krashen; originally published by Allyn and Bacon in 2007) reviews the research on "the summer slump" and the studies showing that reading for pleasure might be the cure, including Barbara Heyn's groundbreaking study. It presents, in detail, a description successful summer reading program that resulted in substantial gains in literacy development for middle school students. It also includes a case study of a high-school student whose reading scores declined during each school year, but rose substantially during each summer break. It was her summer reading that was responsible for her improvement during her high-school years.
The book is now public domain. You may download a copy (or copies) from sdkrashen.com (left side of page, Books On-Line).
Please direct any questions to Jasmine Rockwell, email or 800-423-6665.
Children's Program (Every Hero Has a Story) theme art by Jarrett Krosoczka. Young Adult Program (Unmask) theme art by Hope Larson. 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program, www.cslpreads.org
Prairie Bud/ Prairie Pasque Book Awards
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