[R2R-OR] 2010-2011 Ready to Read Annual Report is now available

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Jan 9 15:11:28 PST 2012


The 2010-2011 Ready to Read Annual Report is now available at:
http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/aboutready.shtml#Annual_Reports

Congratulations to the Outstanding Ready to Read projects of 2010-2011

*         Lane Library District (Creswell)

*         Ledding Library (Milwaukie)

*         St. Helens Public Library

*         Union Carnegie Public Library

*         Weston Public Library

Please note page 8 of the Annual Report which is a list of the libraries providing all three youth services best practices.  This list is based on the data reported via Public Library Statistics so includes best practices funded by any source, not just the Ready to Read Grant. To learn more about best practices visit our new website: http://orysbestpractices.wordpress.com/

This year as I was reviewing your Final Reports the following projects really stuck out in my mind and I thought they may be of interest to other libraries:

Summer Reading Log Redesign: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
A library intern, using the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) art, redesigned their summer reading activity sheet and reading log to promote reading across genres, experiment with different format, and explore Corvallis by reading in all the city parks. That's a combo of several components of high-quality summer reading programs<http://orysbestpractices.wordpress.com/summer-reading/>!

Temporary Summer Library Cards: Sweet Home Public Library
Linn County has a number of people who do not live in a library service area therefore typically have to pay for library cards.  In 2011, Sweet Home issued 284 temporary library cards so children and teens could fully participate in the summer reading program no matter where they live. This is another component<http://orysbestpractices.wordpress.com/summer-reading/libraries-that-give-away-free-books-for-children-and-teens-to-keep-andor-provide-free-library-cards-to-children-birth-through-high-school-graduation-during-the-summer/> of high-quality summer reading programs!

Summer Reading Shirts for City Hall: Stayton Public Library
Every year the library provides each city hall staff member with a summer reading shirt. City hall staff wear them proudly throughout the summer to show support for and promote the library's summer reading program.

Summer Science Program: Wilsonville Public Library
In addition to the traditional summer reading program, Wilsonville also provides a summer science program that works much the same way.  Kids are provided with an activity booklet describing science activities they can do at home, the library presented several science programs, and kids filled out a log to track their completion of science activities. This is another component<http://orysbestpractices.wordpress.com/summer-reading/libraries-that-engage-readers-and-listeners-in-fun-activities-that-provide-the-opportunity-to-discuss-the-books-they-are-reading-and-listening-to-integrate-these-books-into-real-world-experiences-or/> of high-quality summer reading programs!

Just for Fun:
Many of you send in wonderful photos of your Ready to Read projects.  This year an unusual number of you sent in pictures of the Reptile Man featuring turtles. As many of you know I have pet turtles so I was delighted! I posted your turtle photos... I mean summer reading photos in my office. Thank you so much! (Note: My office is behind locked doors so kids in photos are not publicly displayed.)

Thank you all for the wonderful library youth services you provide your communities!

Katie Anderson



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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