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K-5 Services & Programming Titles
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K - 5 Services
Supercharged Storytimes by
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
This book recommends simple interactive ways to emphasize early literacy techniques and encourage children to use and practice their pre-reading skills while preserving the delight inherent in storytime. Put simply this book assists storytime presenters, children's librarians, and others involved with early literacy by presenting ready-to-use planning tools based on early learning benchmarks with a clear focus on developmental stages.
The Read-Aloud Handbook by
Publication Date: 2013-06-25
The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers.
Serving Boys Through Readers' Advisory by
Publication Date: 2009-12-01
Based on more than twenty years experience working to get boys interested in reading, Michael Sullivan now offers his first readers advisory volume. With an emphasis on nonfiction and the boy-friendly categories of genre fiction, the work offers a wealth of material.
Counting down to Kindergarten by
Publication Date: 2015-08-01
The public library is in the perfect position as a community resource to help bridge the gap between preschool and kindergarten; however, starting from scratch can feel daunting. In this guide, Baker combines her background in early childhood education with her experience as a youth services programming specialist to present a school readiness program that can be tailored for any public library. Based on the successful framework of her tried and tested original program, this book offers everything that a public library needs in order to get started.
Start Smart by
Publication Date: 1999-05-01
Did you know that emotions boost our memory? Or that small muscle exercises help the brain develop? Early experiences contribute to the future capacity of the brain. Start Smart offers simple, straightforward ways to boost brain power with active exploration, repetition, sensory exploration, meaningful context, trial and error, and direct experience. All the activities are accompanied by explanations of how and why they help the brain develop. Easy and fun, Start Smart will start young children ages three to six on their way to a future rich with learning.
K - 5 Programs
Cooking up a Storytime by
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Tired of leftovers? Ready to cook up some new storytimes, ones that integrate books and games with math, science, and early literacy activities? These mix-and-match menus featuring kids' favorite topics, like animals, families, farms, and food, will engage young ones while easing their transition to school.
A Year in the Story Room by
Publication Date: 2013-11-22
Preparing storytime programs can devour the time of even the most experienced children's librarians, especially when several different age groups must be taken into account. Infants & toddlers, pre-readers, and emergent readers all have different needs, and who has time to dig through a multitude of resources to gather suitable programming materials? Roginski offers the perfect solution with this all-in-one planner for young children, providing everything needed for a year's worth of story room fun.
After-School Clubs for Kids by
Publication Date: 2013-11-01
Learning which takes place "after hours," in a club setting, is often an undersupported component of children's education. After-school clubs built around books encourage independent, recreational reading, which in turn has a positive impact on the rest of a child's day. In this book, Shaia offers a year's worth of ready-to-implement program ideas for librarians and educators .
Storytime Magic by
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
This time-saving resource includes thematic organization to make programme planning easy, recommended books for each theme, easy-to-follow craft and flannelboard patterns, and quick tips boxes that enhance the early literacy component.
What's Black and White and Reid All Over? by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Best-selling childrens author Reid knows a thing or two about getting kids attention and holding it. His advice? Cut out the blah-blah-blah and make em laugh In his new book, aimed squarely at the preschool/elementary school crowd, he highlights dozens of programming and title suggestions that are surefire ways to banish young ones yawns permanently.
Kindergarten Magic by
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
This time-saving program planner for librarians and classroom teachers alike includes everything you need to get started- reading lists, flannelboard patterns, poems, songs, easy crafts, even take-home activities to extend the learning process.
Cultural Programming for Libraries by
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
For a library to fulfill its mission to provide community engagement and cultural dialogue, then diverse, excellent cultural programming is the key. In Cultural Programming for Libraries, the director of ALA's Public Programs Office shares time-tested strategies and practical, inspiring samples from first-rate programs across the country. Librarians, staff, and volunteers will find the practical how-to for creating a comprehensive cultural program - from planning to funding to promoting. community needs
Humanities Programming by
Publication Date: 1997-01-0
This manual considers every aspect of the process, from idea-development and inter-agency collaboration to fundraising and evaluation. Also included are examples of successful programs from across the country and winning NEH proposals.
Read Me a Rhyme in Spanish and English by
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
In this text programming ideas abound for librarians who have bilingual patrons and wish to present reading programs for children for whom Spanish is the spoken language at home. The bilingual programs are for children of all ages: babies to primary school children.
Once upon a Cuento by
Publication Date: 2016-05-01
It is imperative that library programs reflect the rich diversity of the entire community. That includes Spanish-speaking children, who need opportunities to hear their home and school languages spoken, and to see their lives validated through engaging cuentos (stories) that reflect their cultural experiences. Additionally, when combined with other forms of targeted outreach, offering bilingual storytimes in English and Spanish is an effective strategy to attract Latino and Spanish-speaking families to your library.
Autism & Special Services
Programming for Children and Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder by
Publication Date: 2014-02-01
Those who understand the unique sensitivities of young people with autism spectrum disorder, now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users. Klipper has presented at conferences and trained librarians from around the country in autism awareness, and the grant-funded Sensory Storytime programming she developed at The Ferguson Library in Stamford, Connecticut is a model for
Library Services for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder by
Publication Date: 2013-02-01
Autism is now the second most commonly diagnosed serious developmental disability, and the number of children identified as autistic continues to grow. Introducing what autism spectrum disorder is, and identifying the great need to build and manage programs for autistic youth, Farmer offers librarians in or outside a school environment all the information they need to build a library literacy program geared towards these children.