Ice Breakers Know Your Neighbor 1. Separate into groups of five. Ask each person to write down something interesting they have done or experienced. ( For example, I have been sky diving, I Ukrainian danced for 10 years, I love watching Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, My sister backed into my car last weekend, etc.) 2. Shuffle the papers. One person then takes the top paper and reads it out loud, then proceeds to guess whose experience is on that paper. Then the guessed person gives a “yes” or “no” answer. If they guess correctly the guessed person may briefly explain what happened (if desired) If incorrect its put back on the bottom of the pile. Than another person reads the next paper on the pile. It continues until every paper is gone.
Ice Breakers Brain Teasers What is special about the number 8549176321? At a local restaurant, three friends, Mr. Green, Mr. Red and Mr. Blue, were having a drink. One man was wearing a red suit; one a green suit; and the other a blue suit. “Have you noticed,” said the man in the blue suit, “ that although our suits have colors corresponding to our names, not one of us is wearing a suit that matches our names?” Mr. Red looked at the other two and said, “You’re absolutely correct.” What color suit is each man wearing? What goes around the world but stays in the corner? *Excellent idea to get kids thinking ( pick riddles depending on the age category, for example an easier one for kids would be: What is an ancient invention still used today, that allows one to see through walls?)
Introduction The annual Summer Reading Program’s theme this year is “ ”
Summer Reading Program
The Program The Summer Reading Program is supported by the TD Bank Financial Group. This program is designed to encourage children to visit their local libraries, participate in special activities and most importantly continue reading throughout the summer months. *Remember to be enthusiastic! Children will be motivated by enthusiastic individuals! Get Students to tell their friends to join!
Poster Illustrations by StéphaneJorisch
Key Points Marketing and Promotion Funding Registration Procedures General Programming Booking and hosting a guest speaker Planning a trip Websites for Programming Tips and Ideas Websites for Crafts, Snacks and More Sharing Session: What are you planning at your library? Some Ideas? Questions?
SPR Website www.td-club-td.ca One of the most important websites when it comes to planning your summer reading program. It contains a staff manual, images, craft, game and snack ideas!
Planning a Program Find out what your budget is. Ask your Librarian Define target groups. Know the age groups. Set up a schedule. (example schedule?) Make a supply list of materials. What do you have on hand? What material you will need? Remember to keep track of statistics and complete evaluation forms (forms can be found on the website in the staff manual) Write a letter to the sponsor ( towards the end of summer have the students write a letter or make a card to TD Bank Financial Group or another businesses you get donations from, be sure to include pictures or drawings)
Marketing and Promotion Know your audience! School Visits (contact local schools and spread the word in the classrooms) Hand posters throughout the community (Show Myrnam flyers) Public Service Announcements (Local newspaper, school newspaper, radio, etc.) Parades Word of mouth. Spread the word and tell everyone!
Funding and Fundraising Know your budget and how much additional money will be needed. Find out if the programs are cost recovery or financed by the library budget. Keep track of expenses for next years budget. When asking for donations at businesses make sure to explain where the funds are going. Always send a thank-you card or letter!
Registration Procedures Set a date. Talk to librarian. Will it be ongoing throughout the summer? Or a specific period Keep track of children's Health Care Number and Emergency Contact Waivers and Release Forms Keep Statistics and Reading logs
Forms Unfortunately, the staff manual in the reading club website www.td-club-td.ca, will not have forms and templates ready until early June 2010. Keep checking!
Programming Decorate the library. Make it interesting and use lots of colors! Provide prizes for contests Preschool Programs Ages 5-8 Ages 9-12 For All Ages! Encourage Adult Reading also!
Hosting a Guest Speaker NLLS is sponsoring: The Music of Lee & Sandy Paley Make sure to advertise!
Times The morning sessions (am) start at 10am. However, the performers will be at your library an hour before to set up; someone will have to be there to help set up (8:45). The afternoon sessions (pm) start at 2:30 pm. The performers will arrive at your library at 1:00 or 1:15pm. They will also need a hand to set up.
Planning A Trip Liability Coverage (Forms) Waiver forms Safety Issues (First Aid, Cell Phone) Know your Route List of Rules (make sure to go over and explain rules to children)
Websites for Ideas TD Summer Reading Club Program page http://www.td-club-td.ca/index-e.html Better Kid Care Storytelling: http://www.nncc.org/Literacy/better.storytell.html Tools For Educators (Bingo Cards) www.toolsforeducators.com
Websites for Crafts and Snacks Cooking With Kids http://www.childrensrecipes.com/index.html Kid Kitchen http://angiecooks.tripod.com/kids/Recipes.html The Mother Goose Pages http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/reading.html The Idea Box www.theideabox.com
Sharing Session What are you planning to do for Jungle themed activities in your library? What age groups? Crafts? (Show Binoculars for Safari & Big and Small in the Jungle) Books? (The Jungle Book, Where The Wild Things Are, Meet Babar And His Family) Games? (Banana Relay Race, Obstacle Course) Activities? (homemade playdough & sculpt it!) Preparation is key! Lesson Plans!
Easy Recipe Idea Strawberry-Banana Roll-Up 1 8-inch flour tortilla 2 T peanut butter 2 T Strawberry jelly (or your favorite) 1 Banana, peeled Place tortilla on a paper towel. Microwave 10 seconds. Spread with peanut butter. Then add strawberry jelly. Place the banana near the right edge of the tortilla. Fold up the ends of the tortilla. Then roll-up.
Playdough Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups flour, 2 cups warm water, 1 cup salt, 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil, 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity), food coloring & or Kool Aid drink mix. Directions: Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir in low heat (if a stove is not available make sure water is more on the hot side) . The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes. When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle. IMPORTANT NOTE: if your playdough is still sticky, you simply need to cook it longer or add more hot water. Turn the dough out onto a clean counter or silicone mat, and knead vigorously until it becomes silky-smooth. Divide the dough into balls for coloring. Make a divot in the center of the ball, and drop some food coloring in (or Kool Aid mix). Fold the dough over, working the food color through the body of the playdough, trying to keep the raw dye away from your hands and the counter.
Worms In Dirt Ingredients 1 16-ounce package Oreo type cookies 2 cups cold milk 1 package small JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping , thawed slightly individual serving cups Gummy worms What you do: 1. CRUSH cookies in zipper-style plastic bag with rolling pin or in food processor. 2. POUR cold milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in whipped topping and 1/2 of the crushed cookies. 3. PLACE about 1 tablespoon crushed cookies into each cup. Fill cups about 3/4 full with pudding mixture. Top with remaining crushed cookies. 4. REFRIGERATE until ready to serve. Garnish with gummy worms just before serving. Yields about 8 servings
Game Ideas These are only a few games that are in the TD Summer Reading Club 2010: Barrel full of Monkeys Jungle Jeopardy Chopstick Relay Race
Barrel Full of Monkeys Have the kids trace the kids trace the monkeys on colored paper. Cut out and place monkeys on the ground let the kids have fun trying to pick up all the monkeys!
Jungle Jeopardy Use a large display surface (can be a blank wall or whiteboard) 20 blank cards , markers, 1 pair of dice Create Jungle questions on the cards and place them on the board (for example: The Rainforest in Brazil is called the a) Amazon b) Sarawak c) Anaconda). Give each question certain points. Roll the dice to see what team goes first! Play the Jeopardy song on your IPod?
Chopstick Relay Race Materials: Two pairs of chopsticks Two bananas Masking tape for start and end points To Do: Divide children into two teams and have them line up behind the starting point. When you say go one child from each team carries their banana with chopsticks to the other end and the next player goes. No hands. Chopsticks only. Winning team is the one who finishes the quickest. * To make it harder for older groups, have the kids go through an obstacle course with chopsticks and banana.
The Teen Reading Club This years theme is: Get Into Character
The Teen Reading Club The Teen Reading program is accessed through the following website: http://www.teenrc.ca/ The teen reading club is a year round program
The Teen Reading Club The Teen RC welcomes readers aged 13-18. The Teen Reading Club (formerly known as the Teen Summer Reading Club) allows teens to read books, post their own reviews and personal writing, participate in online chats, discuss books with peers from all over Canada, and win prizes for the reviews they submit.
Teen Reading Club Booklist Moderators Check for new reviews daily Preview the reviews, ensure suitability and post the reviews at www.teenrc.ca site In charge of a category such as Thrillers, Humor, etc. Forum Moderators Provide suggestions on further reading Respond to questions Make sure forums are safe and friendly use for teens Self guided training *http://teenrc.bclibrary.ca/moderators
Teen Reading Program Training Sessions In the past TRC had set up training sessions with library staff and moderators but now has been cancelled. They now have decided to have self guided training.
Teen Reading Program Booklist Examples Candle in the Wind- Maureen Wartski The Warrior’s Daugther- Holly Bennett A Boy No More- Harry Mazer Description: After his father is killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor, Adam, his mother, and sister are evacuated from Hawaii to California, where he must deal with his feelings about the war, Japanese internment camps, his father, and his own identity.~ From the publisher
Teen Reading Club Booklist Examples The Jungle Books- By Rudyard Kipling In the Woods- Robin Stevenson Big Guy- Robin Stevenson Description- Derek thinks he might be falling in love. The problem is, he hasn’t been entirely honest with his on-line boyfriend. Derek sent Ethan a photo taken before he got depressed and gained eighty pounds. Derek hasn’t been honest with his employer either. When he lied about his age and experience to get a job with disabled adults, the last thing he expected was to meet a woman like Aaliyah. Smart, prickly and often difficult, Aaliyah challenges Derek’s ideas about honesty and trust. Derek has to choose whether to risk telling the truth, or to give up the most important relationship in his life.
Discussion Any questions or concerns? Don’t forget about the answers to the riddles! And the prizes!
Answers It contains the numbers one to nine in alphabetical order. Since none of the men are wearing the color of suit that corresponds to their names, and Mr. Red was replying to the man in the blue suit, it had to be Mr. Green whom he replied to. We know that Mr. Green is wearing a blue suit. Therefore, Mr. Red is wearing a green suit and Mr. Blue is wearing a red suit. A Stamp!
Extra Time? Who Am I? Pick a player and put a famous person’s name on their back. The others can talk like that person, give clues, or act like the person. However, names of people are not allowed. The person with the name on their back tries to guess the famous person.