[kids-lib] Parenting Book Bags

Melisa Smith msmith at sherman.k12.or.us
Sat Jul 26 10:53:33 PDT 2014

I recently began a similar Collection of ” Discovery Kits”. Below is my original Facebook Post announcing the project. Since this Post we’ve added another 6 kits themed: Opposites, Going to School, Doctors, Dentists/Teeth, Manners and Machines.
I’ve had a lot of experience with the “Books To Grow On” Collection at King County Library System and I know it will always be challenging for staff to keep these items circulating in top shape. The need for double checking for parts at check in and check out is super important but I feel this collection is extremely worthwhile and we’re going the extra mile to make sure we have these resources at Sherman County Public School Library. Good Luck with your project Jana!

~Melisa Smith
SCPSL Youth Program Director

Here's a look at the beginning of a completely new collection at Sherman County Public/School Library!

Thanks to a generous grant of Continuity Funds from Sherman County, we have created a new collection of "Discovery Kits". A themed EARLY LEARNING KIT for teachers, parents and caregivers of children. Topics so far include: Colors, Ready to Read, Shapes, Our Earth, Five Senses, and Friends.

What’s in it?
Lots of read aloud books, books for emergent readers, audio and video discs and hands on materials like games and toys for young ones to enjoy, plus teacher guides and Early Learning tip sheets for caregivers of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.

What can you do with it?
Plan lessons for classrooms or use them at home to create super learning environments for children, giving them a fun and effective way to become ready for school and learning

These will begin circulating at the preschools and daycares in Sherman County and then will become available for anyone to check out right off the shelf!

From: Kids-lib [mailto:kids-lib-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of jana at hoodriverlibrary.org
Sent: Saturday, July 12, 2014 3:19 PM
To: kids-lib at listsmart.osl.state.or.us
Subject: [kids-lib] Parenting Book Bags

Hi All,

We are thinking of putting together some picture book collections/theme bags for our Parenting section here in the kids' department. We are envisioning a bag with several picture books titles that address specific themes such as getting a new pet, nutrition, new siblings, grieving, bullying etc.

Has anyone done something like that? I'd love to know what your themes were and the tiles you included. We were thinking books that were written for kids, not for parents, but maybe you have other ideas?

Thank you kindly,

Jana Hannigan, HRCLD
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