[kids-lib] FW: [Statereps] CSLP Newsletter: May 2019

Greta Bergquist greta.bergquist at state.or.us
Thu May 30 15:36:13 PDT 2019

Hi folks,

See the CSLP newsletter below.

Greta b

Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
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Sent: Thursday, May 30, 2019 8:35 AM
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National Summer Learning Week!
Save the date for National Summer Learning Week<https://www.summerlearning.org/summer-learning-week/>, July 8-13, 2019, the largest national celebration on summer learning yet! Each day will focus on a new theme such as “Bookworm Day” on Friday, July 12. We are super excited to partner with the National Summer Learning Association<https://www.summerlearning.org/> on this initiative and we have some cool ideas in the works for our local community. Stay tuned for more information.
Resources to Help You Celebrate Summer Learning Week

  *   10 Tips to Celebrate Summer Learning Week<https://www.summerlearning.org/knowledge-center/10-tips-for-celebrating-summer-learning-week/>
  *   Social Media Toolkit<https://www.summerlearning.org/knowledge-center/summerlearningweek-social-media-and-email-copy/>
During this week, the country will unite in efforts and celebrations hosted by hundreds of libraries, museums, and many other partner organizations to lift our voices that summers matter. Join us in shaping smarter summers, brighter futures by showcasing how quality summer enrichment opportunities can stem summer learning loss and change the lives of millions of young people.

Register your Summer Learning Week Event or Program<https://www.summerlearning.org/summer-learning-day-events/>

Be sure to check out this year’s webinars for help planning and running a successful 2019 program. Webinars can be found here: https://www.cslpreads.org/cslp-webinars/

2019 Summer Reading Champions!
This year we have the privilege of having not one, but six Reading Champions!

  *   Dr. Kjell Lindgren: Astronaut
  *   Dr. Lindy Elkin-Tanton: Scientist
  *   Dr. Seth Shostak: Astronomer
  *   Dr. Michelle Thaller: Communications Director
  *   Erin Teagan: Author
  *   Arika Egan: Graduate Student
These videos are perfect for promoting summer reading at schools, within the library, or shared over social media. All the videos can be found here:

Out of this World Windows!
Donna Pierce, Library Director of the Krum Public Library, Krum, TX, shared these amazing photos of her library's windows. For less than the cost of a mailing, her library hired a local artist to create a beautiful window display based on the CSLP artwork!
These windows will be welcoming patrons all summer long!
This type of one-of-a-kind use to promote the library and library programs is something every CSLP library can create under our Rules of Use.

Did you have a program that brought a little music (or actual rocks) to the world this summer? Please send your photos and any informative details to Luke Kralik at: luke.kralik at cslpreads.org<mailto:luke.kralik at cslpreads.org> I would love to share them in our newsletter.

Looking for some ideas to use or share? https://www.pinterest.com/cslpreads/

Simple Signs for Storytime!
Looking to incorporate a bit of sign language into your next storytime? Check out these short videos created by librarian Michelle Osborne, and volunteer Maxine Propst, at the Gaston County Public Library, NC. The signs include; Star, Moon, Planet, and Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star!
Check out the complete playlist:

Imagine Your Workshop: Bringing Storytelling to Your 2020 Summer Library Program

CSLP has partnered with the National Storytelling Network<https://storynet.org/> to identify qualified, experienced storytellers who can deliver high quality professional development for library staff.

Over 40 proposals were received from across the country. A librarian workgroup reviewed and sorted these proposals for your convenience. They have been roughly sorted by geographical regions, with several highly recommended presenters in each region. Please note that most trainers indicate willingness to travel.

For a full list of workshop presenters visit:

Increasingly, public libraries are feeding hungry bodies as well as hungry minds during the summer – and throughout the year. The CSLP’s Child and Community Well-Being committee supports and encourages library participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and other initiatives to help kids and teens stay nourished, active, and healthy when school is out. The CCWB committee is pleased to offer the new Libraries and Summer Food Guide<https://gcc01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cslpreads.org%2Flibraries-and-summer-food%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cjdwyer%40library.ohio.gov%7C1b06df60132543fec95a08d6ccb1e6bc%7C50f8fcc494d84f0784eb36ed57c7c8a2%7C0%7C0%7C636921461786289342&sdata=MBvJs7SjF9Sr0n%2Bcb7WdI4TcC7u0wYh%2B81VYpxKcqKw%3D&reserved=0> on the CSLP website and a series of articles showcasing the experiences of libraries around the country. Past articles are available on the Resource List section of the Libraries and Summer Food Guide.

A Summer Partnership That Feeds Minds & Bodies
by Aaron Williams, Adult & Digital Services Librarian, McCracken County Public Library

The McCracken County Public Library’s mission is to empower everyone to discover, grow, learn, and play through our programs, services, and resources.  We strive to enrich our community by providing innovative programs, a diverse materials collection, access to technology, and exceptional customer service to our patrons. Among the library’s strategic initiatives are community engagement and learning and discovery. Through community engagement, we seek to connect with our patrons through outreach, partnerships, and collaboration. One such partnership is with a local area school system’s summer nutrition service.


The Paducah Independent School System operates within the city limits of Paducah, Kentucky, the county seat of McCracken County. The school district has been participating in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summer feeding program for approximately four to five years. The school system offers its students 23 feeding sites, many of which are mobile and brought to students at different locations around Paducah neighborhoods via bus or van. In an interview with the Paducah Sun newspaper, Paducah Independent Schools Director of Food and Nutrition Services Lynsi Barnhill told reporters the school served over 36,000 meals in the summer of 2017.

For the last two summers, McCracken County Public Library staff have followed the Paducah Public School system’s vans to mobile sites to distribute free books and summer reading logs along with the school’s free lunches. This partnership allows the school system and the library to work together to feed students’ bodies and minds during the summer months when school is not in session. Library workers from both the Youth Services and the Adult Services staff volunteered to make the program a success. The library donated over 1500 books to Paducah Independent School System students this year alone.

The success of this partnership demonstrates that while libraries can serve as USDA food services sites, they can also partner with existing service sites in their community to bring books and summer learning programs to children who might not otherwise be able to reach the library during the summer months. By partnering with the Paducah Public School system’s food nutrition service to meet these children where they are, the library is also able to accomplish its strategic initiative of learning and discovery, even for those who lack access to the library’s physical location.

Inclusion Corner-Reach beyond the Stars: Using StarNet Activities in an Inclusive Way
By Lisa Hellman
Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library
Lisa.Hellman at sos.mo.gov<mailto:Lisa.Hellman at sos.mo.gov>

This year CSLP collaborated with StarNet<http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org> to provide amazing space-related activities for libraries to try. Many of the activities are inclusive as is, while others only need slight modifications to work for special populations. Here are just a few activities you can try at your library.

Balloon Rockets<http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/astronomy-and-space/207-balloon-rockets.html>
This program is very simple, but if you have children with a latex allergy, you will need latex-free balloons. When doing this program with blind or visually impaired kids, there are several options. Before you begin, if you have a variety of colored balloons, let them choose. Every child, regardless of disability, will likely have a favorite color. Some may want to blow up their balloon, while others may want to only let it go. You will likely need to tape the balloon onto the straw, but you can give the child a choice of how they want it taped. Also ask them in what direction they want to be from the “planet” (aka the person holding the other end of the string). They may want to be above, straight across, below, or any other direction from the “planet.” In the end it’s all about having fun (and seeing if your rocket makes it or flies off into space)!

Binary Bead Craft: Bracelet or Necklace<http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/technology-and-computing/227-binary-bead-craft-bracelet-or-necklace-version.html>
Learning about binary code can be fun, fashionable, and accessible! To make this one accessible, try providing a variety of textured or sizes of beads. It is harder for children with visual impairments to feel the different patterns if all the beads are the same size and texture. Having different textures or sizes can also help those who can see determine differences in the code better. Note: There is a pin option, but it would be recommended for tweens or teens.

Mars Rovers<http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/astronomy-and-space/226-mars-rovers.html>
The Mars Rovers activity is great for many types of disabilities. You may need to do some modifications to the set up or the instructions in order to make it more accessible. If you have someone who is blind and is “Mission Control” try using tactile directions to help them help their “Rover” counterpart navigate. This can done with magnets, puff paint, or even pins in a corkboard. If your “Rover” is in a wheel chair, but can use his or her arms and hands easily, try giving them a grabber tool to help them pick up the item. Having a grabber can be fun for any child to use who is playing the “Rover.”

Reminder: Apollo 11 Moon Landing Celebration
Join us on July 15th for a live webcast of a guided recreation of Apollo 11’s journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and mission control in Houston.
This live webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network’s NASA@ My Library program.

Be sure to visit our new event landing page for resources related to this event!   Visit our Apollo 11 Anniversary Event Page Last Day to Register for Summer of Space is June 7th!

Last Day to Register for Summer of Space is June 7th!
With the advent of summer reading, the last day to register your library for a Summer of Space and a chance at an orion telescope, NASA stickers, and other giveaways is Friday, June 7, 2019.  Summer of Space is a culmination of numerous STEM resources that libraries can utilize in their celebration of space exploration. With items including vetted STEM activities, partnership opportunities, printables and many other valuable resources, STAR Net’s “Summer of Space” website can provide your library with valuable tools to help your summer learning program achieve great success.

For more information and how to register, head on over to: www.starnetlibraries.org/summer-of-space<http://www.starnetlibraries.org/summer-of-space>
How Your Library Can Utilize NASA’s Night Sky Network and Solar System Ambassadors
[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/043a7515ceb3ad45bdd2dd405/images/6cbbb2ab-52fd-4ca5-a804-22271322f001.jpg]Check out this quick how to video<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlP0IYFMBFg&t=20s> on connecting your library to NASA’s network of amateur astronomy clubs and volunteers sharing the latest science and discoveries of NASA's missions.  They help libraries create fun and engaging programs!

STEM Ideas!
Building and Launching a Rocket<http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/engineering/232-building-and-launching-a-rocket.html>
Patrons use the engineering design process to make paper rockets. They then modify the rocket's fins to see how it affects their flight!

Investigating the Insides<http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/astronomy-and-space/192-investigating-the-insides.html?search_query=investigating&results=3>
In this hands-on STEM activity, patrons Investigate the composition of unseen materials, using a variety of tools, as an analogy to how scientists discover clues about the interiors of planets using spacecraft. Check out the how-to video here.

What is on the horizon for CSLP?

2019: Theme/Space; Slogan/”A Universe of Stories” Artist/Leeza Hernandez

2020: Theme/Fairytales, Mythology, Fantasy; Slogan/”Imagine Your Story” Artist/LeUyen Pham

2021: Theme/Animals; Slogan/”Tails and Tales” Artist/Salina Yoon

2022: Theme/World-Social Justice-Unity-Kindness-Inclusion-Change-Diversity-Equity-Make a difference-Embrace different cultures; Slogan/”All Together Now” Artist/Sophie Blackall

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