[kids-lib] New book available to ILL from State Library: programming, science with kids, baby storytime

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Fri Jun 6 16:20:57 PDT 2014

The following new titles are available for interlibrary loan from the Oregon State Library. If you would like to request this or other materials from the Oregon State Library please use your library's established interlibrary loan process (e.g. OCLC or ALA request form).  Otherwise, send your full name, the name of your library, complete title information, shipping address, and a phone number to the document delivery department at library.request at state.or.us<mailto:library.request at state.or.us> or (fax) 503-588-7119. Items will be checked out to your library, not to you personally, for 4 weeks (print materials) or 2 weeks (videos). Materials will be delivered via mail or Orbis Cascade Alliance Courier, and you may return them the same way. Normally a single copy is purchased and is loaned on a first-come-first-serve basis. You may be put on a hold list for several weeks. Thank you for your patience.

Most library staff are able to use their library's interlibrary loan service to borrow professional development material. However, if you do not have access to these services or are not currently affiliated with a library, please contact me (katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>) to discuss alternative options for borrowing the material.


Harrington, E.G. (2014). Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1198-3.
Despite the abundance of resources on the subject, in the classroom science often takes a back seat to the study of math and English. That gives public and school libraries as well as museums the opportunity to jump in as venues for informal education, sharing the wonders of science with children and their caregivers. In this intriguing book Harrington focuses on environmental science, offering a selection of unique programming ideas that not only entertain but also arm children and teens with information about environmental issues. There's no need to have a particular background in science to use this all-in-one resource, which includes

  *   Background information on the national state of science education, and how environmental programming can foster science literacy
  *   Ways to introduce environmental science themes into existing library programs via "Little Learners Labs" for toddlers, science storytimes for young children, and book clubs for tweens and teens
  *   Lists of age-appropriate titles to share with any group
  *   Strategies for implementation to ensure success
This book not only demonstrates the need for environmental programming but also gives those who work with children and teens the ideas and confidence they need to move forward.

(book description)

MacMillan, K. & Kirker, C. (2014). Baby Storytime Magic: Active Early Literacy through Bounces, Rhymes, Tickles and More. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1216-4.

Whether you've been presenting baby storytimes for fifteen years or fifteen minutes, you probably already know that the first five years of life are key for brain development and early literacy. Many public libraries have instituted baby and toddler programs, but finding exciting materials for baby storytime that go beyond nursery rhymes can be a challenge. Baby Storytime Magic is a treasure trove of new and exciting ideas for programs, all of which revolve around themes from a baby's world. Inside this resource you'll find

  *   Fingerplays, bounces, flannelboards, activities with props, songs, American Sign Language activities, and more, with items arranged by type of material
  *   Tips for planning storytimes, with advice on logistical issues such as age grouping, scheduling, formats, and physical setup
  *   Guidance on involving caregivers in baby storytimes, including suggested scripts for explaining the benefits of each activity and how to use it at home
  *   Age-appropriate book recommendations
  *   Information on the stages of early childhood development, plus an appendix of recommended additional resources
  *   A thematic index to find the right storytime quickly
  *   Links to full-sized, downloadable flannelboard patterns, craft patterns, and worksheets
Packed with ready-to-use activities, reducing prep time substantially, this book is a valuable early literacy tool for every children's librarian.

Check out this book's Web Extra<http://www.alaeditions.org/web-extra-baby-storytime-magic> now!


Porter-Reynolds, Daisy. (2014.) Streamlined Library Programming: How to Improve Services and Cut Costs. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited. 978-1-61089-408-7.

Is it possible to both cut costs and improve public library programming for all ages? Yes, it is; this book demonstrates how.

In their roles as community centers, public libraries offer many innovative and appealing programs; but under current budget cuts, library resources are stretched thin. With slashed budgets and limited staff hours, what can libraries do to best serve their publics?
This how-to guide provides strategies for streamlining library programming in public libraries while simultaneously maintaining-or even improving-quality delivery. The wide variety of principles and techniques described can be applied on a selective basis to libraries of all sizes. Based upon the author's own extensive experience as well as that of colleagues in other library systems, this book provides readers with a practical, step-by-step approach to maximizing resources and minimizing costs of programming without sacrificing quality, as well as insider tips and examples from the field that will help them to avoid known pitfalls.

* Discusses centralized programming, explaining what it is, how it works, and how librarians can select and apply techniques to their libraries
* Provides effective solutions to streamlining library services and improving efficiencies in a time of budget reductions
* Offers useful sample documents and forms, such as program description templates, surveys, and storytime box logistics

Sample Topics
Centralized Programs
Change Management
Paid Programs
Partner Programs
Pitfalls to Avoid
Programs in a Box

Be sure to check out our Library and Information Science (LIS) blog<http://osl-lis.blogspot.com/> to discover the most recent additions to our LIS collection and search our catalog<http://oregon.gov/OSL/index.shtml> for our complete holdings. The library science collection is meant to support the whole Oregon library community. The Library Development Division welcomes your suggestions for acquisitions - see the blog for an input form or email us!

This collection is supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Oregon State Library.

Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

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