[RFHF] New book available from the State Library: The Power of Play, Animal Shenanigans

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Jan 5 14:19:13 PST 2015

Those of you who aren't librarians can check the following books out from the State Library by:

If you live/work in Salem, come to the State Library<http://www.oregon.gov/osl/LD/Pages/contact_us.aspx> between 1pm-4pm Monday-Friday to check it out.

If you don't live/work in Salem or the State Library isn't conveniently located for you, then:

*               Go to your public library's website and look up the titles in the online catalog. (If you don't know your library's website, you can find it here http://oregonauthors.org/libraries/)

*               If your library has these titles, put them on hold/check them out as you would any other library item.

*               If your library does not have the following titles, call either your personal contact at the library or call the main library number and ask for the reference desk.

*               Provide the full title information listed below and tell them you would like to check them out via interlibrary loan.  The librarian will be able to help you through that process.

Library staff:

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.


Dorothy Stolrz, Marisa Conner, & James Bradberry. (2015). The Power of Play: Designing Early Learning Spaces. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1255-3.

Don't simply accommodate families with young children-draw them in and make your library a destination! In this hands-on guide, an early childhood specialist, a designer, and an outreach librarian take you step-by-step through the process of designing an early learning space that fits your space limitations and budget. With a strong focus on making play spaces welcoming for parents, caregivers, and children while reducing stress for library staff, the authors

  *   Use current research to explain the importance of play in regard to early literacy and learning
  *   Show how underutilized spaces of any size can be transformed into play spaces, with planning secrets for small, mid-size, and large play environments
  *   Offer tips for reinventing reading nooks as "playscapes" that encourage fun and play
  *   Present models of successful early learning spaces from across the country, with illustrations and floor plans
  *   Suggest ways to motivate adults to help young children develop a sense of discovery, energizing adults and children alike to pursue the lifelong enjoyment of learning
  *   *nclude sample guidelines, surveys, and plans to help you adapt your play spaces to the needs of your community
  *   Present a vendor list, tips for cleaning toys, worksheets, and other tools for pulling it all together, from engaging library staff and community partners to hiring architects and contractors
With the help of this book, you can transform neglected spaces into joyful places that help parents inspire their children to learn.

 (book description)

Reid, Rob. (2015). Animal Shenanigans: 24 Creative, Interactive Story Programs for Preschoolers. Chicago, IL: ALA Editions. 978-0-8389-1271-3.

Featuring our four-legged, no-legged, winged, scaled, and feathered friends, this new series of story program lesson plans from bestselling author Reid will help librarians and teachers unleash kids' curiosity and learning. Using a combination of high-quality picture books, fingerplays, movement activities, songs, and games, these ready-to-use, mix-and-match lesson plans focus on universal themes such as family, friendship, and school-but with animal protagonists. Useful for both school and public libraries, for teaching as well as collection development, Reid's book

  *   Includes two dozen complete 30-minute story programs for preschoolers that can also be adapted for K-2 children
  *   Offers 70 new "in-between" activities such as fingerplays and movement activities, songs and musical activities, chants, creative dramatics, imagination exercises, and more
  *   Provides alternate book lists at the end of each story plan so readers can further customize their own storytimes
  *   Gives tips on how to energize presentations and encourage audience participation
Using Reid's sure-fire story programs, kids and grownups alike will have a howling, barking, clucking, roaring good time.

(book description)

Katie Anderson, Library Support and 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

Become a StORytime<http://storytimeoregon.com/community-partners/become-a-partner/> partner!

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/pipermail/reading-for-healthy-families/attachments/20150105/b78d3a58/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image005.png
Type: image/png
Size: 22483 bytes
Desc: image005.png
URL: <http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/pipermail/reading-for-healthy-families/attachments/20150105/b78d3a58/attachment.png>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image002.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 8095 bytes
Desc: image002.jpg
URL: <http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/pipermail/reading-for-healthy-families/attachments/20150105/b78d3a58/attachment.jpg>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: image004.jpg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 6152 bytes
Desc: image004.jpg
URL: <http://listsmart.osl.state.or.us/pipermail/reading-for-healthy-families/attachments/20150105/b78d3a58/attachment-0001.jpg>

More information about the Reading-For-Healthy-Families mailing list