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Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US. In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, where winter temperatures reached a record low of –11°F the first week of January 2014, many bicyclists would have likely opted to drive.

Custom Library Book Bikes Roll Out Across US

But for one librarian and avid bike rider, the weather was no obstacle for his commitment to his library’s book bike program. “We were lucky with the weather, really,” Eric Litschel, adult services associate at Cleveland Heights–University Heights Public Library (CHUHPL), tells American Libraries. “The worst day I rode was probably a little over 10 degrees.” Sam Lapides, special projects coordinator at CHUHPL, says the library’s Book Bike program, initiated in spring 2013, was supposed to run for only spring, summer, and fall.

But the zeal of participants like Litschel made it a successful yearlong program. Beginning as a pilot in which volunteers and staff rode a custom-made Haley cargo tricycle, loaded with books to give away at local events and facilities, Book Bike is evolving into an extension of the checkout desk. How we use Aurasma at New Canaan High School. Understanding Lexile - Google Slides. Battle summer slump with two programs: Summer Sparks and SYNC. JJIS Library - Home. Successful Summer Reading Program. Second grade teachers getting ready to read to a crowd of children during the Summer Reading Program.

Successful Summer Reading Program

I don’t know about you, but every April, I feel a huge weight on my shoulders as the school librarian to figure out an effective way to motivate children to read every day throughout the summer months. Children, teachers, and parents work so hard during the school year to improve reading stamina, and it is troubling to see what the Summer Slide can do to this progress.

Well, last summer, Colchester Elementary School completely changed their reading program, and it was a huge success reaping high attendance rates. The program consisted of weekly storytimes led by teachers who volunteered to read at the public library. Pizza was served after the stories, and children left the library with their arms full of library books to read for the week. Six Steps to Run a Popular Summer Reading Program What parents had to say about the Summer Reading Program: Author: Maureen Schlosser. Eliterate Librarian. The New York Public Library. 2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. The list of 71 titles and 2 series, drawn from 151 nominations, is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

2017 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

The Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers list identifies titles aimed at encouraging reading among teens who dislike to read for any reason. “Our committee is very happy with the titles we selected this year,” said Chair, Dorcas Wong. “Reluctant readers will be treated to a diverse selection of intriguing nonfiction, wild adventures, twisty mysteries, and thoughtful realistic stories.

We look forward to sharing these books with teens.” Members of the Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers committee are: Dorcas Wong, Chair, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA; Martha S. . * denotes the title was selected as a top ten. + denotes the title is available in Spanish. SYNC » YA Literature into Your Earphones. GoToWebinar.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. As a new presidential administration finds its footing here in the United States — and as fighting spills across borders and international institutions abroad — teachers and students alike may feel that keeping up with the news is more important than ever.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times

We hope our 10-week contest can make that easy. But we also hope students will realize that reading The Times is fun. As you’ll see in the guidelines below, literally anything published on NYTimes.com in 2017 is fair game. We don’t care if you choose a piece about North Korea or naked mole rats, far-right politics, food, fashion or flying cars; we just care what you have to say about why you chose it. Interested? Here’s how it works: 200 Purged. YALSA's Teens' Top Ten. *YALSA has launched the new Teen Book Finder Database, which is a one-stop shop for finding selected lists and award winners.

YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

Users can search this free resource by award, list name, year, author, genre and more, as well as print customizable lists. This new resource will replace the individual award and list web pages currently on YALSA’s site that are not searchable and that are organized only by year. About the Teens' Top Ten #yalsaTTT 2017 Teens' Top Ten Nominees announced! (see below!) The Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Meet the 2017 - 2018 Teens' Top Ten book groups, who will choose the nominees for the next two years. See all the Teens' Top Ten books, plus titles from YALSA's other awards and booklists, in the Teen Book Finder App.

Learn more about how you can apply to participate in Teens' Top Ten here. Suggest a title for the Teens' Top Ten! NYTimes.comScavengerHunt. Teenagers in The Times - The New York Times. The Learning Network - The New York Times. Rosemary of New Canaan High School describes Somewhat Virtual Book Club (SWVBC)

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