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Oct 24

Kansas Reads to Preschoolers - Ordering Copies

Posted to Librarian News on October 24, 2016 at 10:42 AM by Lianne Flax

November is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Month, with the selected 2016 title being Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson.

To fill out the form to order books, just click on the Book Order Form link under the Librarian Quick Links, on the right side of the KRPS page. If you have any questions, contact information for Jessica Arendarczyk, FACE specialist for Scholastic, is located at the bottom.

The final day to order without incurring "rush delivery" charges is Nov. 4 for them to arrive for the events to be conducted the week of November 13-19, 2016.

Activity ideas and a form to submit your own event to the calendar are also available on the KRPS page.
Jun 12

After School Clubs for Kids: Thematic Programming to Encourage Reading

Posted to State Library's LIS Collection on June 12, 2014 at 9:14 AM by Brian Herder

After School Clubs for Kids: Thematic Programming to Encourage Reading

ALA Editions, 2013
By Lisa M. Shaia
ISBN: 978-0-8389-1202-7

Learning that 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. Her month-by-month calendar of themed clubs is conveniently divided by grade level (K-2, grades 3-4, grades 5-6) to allow club leaders and organizers to closely align activities and book selections to the ages of the club's participants. This handy book

  • Offers programming on such themes as science, math, animals, mysteries, art, fairy tales, and more, all of which can be adapted for either a half-hour or forty-five-minute time slot
  • Details age-specific bibliographies and suggestions for read-alouds, music, and craft or game activities, with different ideas for each week in a month
  • Presents information on publicizing the activity, community outreach, display ideas, set-up, supplies, management, and evaluation
With its inviting approach to book-based programming, Shaia's start-to-finish guide helps promote reading as a fun, engaging activity for kids.

Tag(s): programming