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1 Summer Library Programs: Life-changing programs Versus summer soldier Shawn Brommer South Central Library System Madison, WI March 6, 2013

2 Wisconsin led the way! Be proud! Wisconsin created first statewide SLP in National model We’re still leading the way!

3 Happy 12 th Anniversary!

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8 Value of SLP & public libraries: talking points Achievement gap Successful experiences Books into homes Motivation

9 Closing the achievement gap Loss of 3 months of reading comprehension Accumulative: 2 year loss by 6 th grade. Middle school is too late.

10 Closing the achievement gap Good news – consistency over quantity – Easy access is key – Freedom to choose – Access to reading materials levels the playing field

11 Successful experiences Solutions – Hassle-free registration – Hassle-free record keeping – Freedom to choose books, genres and formats – Equitable recognition

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13 Books into homes Solutions: – Book purchases? – Libraries have books, audio books, e-books! – Books as program incentives

14 Motivation Solutions – Talk to parents, teachers, community partners – Keep it simple – Provide opportunities to succeed – Appropriate, equitable incentives – Freedom to choose materials and set own goals

15 Incentives Experiential Learning connection Philanthropic Goal is successful participants

16 Power to Change Permission granted! Talk up the values Make it simple and hassle-free Evaluate incentives

17 Contact me! Shawn Brommer South Central Library System

18 Resources Allington, Richard and Anne McGill-Frantzen. Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap. Teachers College Press, Allington, Richard. What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs, 3 rd ed. Pearson,

19 Image credits Slide 1, 8 – 11, : Around the House that Jack Built, Roz Abisch and Boche Kaplan. Parents' Magazine Press, (op)Around the House that Jack Built Slide 2: Flickr Creative CommonsFlickr Slide 3: 2013 CSLP clip art cd. Slide 4: Group of Children Reading in Library. Greendale, WI, Wisconsin Historical Society photo collection.Wisconsin Historical Society Slide 5: Summer library program photo. Madison, WI, SCLS photo collection Slide 6: Laugh n’ Leap Bounce House sales web site.web site Slide 7: Flickr Creative CommonsFlickr Creative Commons Slide 11, Norfolk Public Library, VA, Facebook pageFacebook page Slide 18, Slide 1: Around the House that Jack Built, Roz Abisch and Boche Kaplan. Parents' Magazine Press, (op)Around the House that Jack Built


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