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Presented by: Loretta Lisowski, Youth Services Librarian Gloucester County Library/Mullica Hill Branch Heather Marquette, Youth Services Coordinator Gloucester.

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1 Presented by: Loretta Lisowski, Youth Services Librarian Gloucester County Library/Mullica Hill Branch Heather Marquette, Youth Services Coordinator Gloucester County Library/Logan Branch Carol Dera, Children Services Gloucester County Library/Glassboro Branch

2 Self-directed (passive, DIY) program for caregivers/ parents and their kids Adults log the books that they've read to their child or stories heard in storytimes repeats of the same book can be logged! 1 book a night = 365 books/year or 730 books/two years or 1,095 books/three years. Model is extremely flexible

3 Began several years ago at the Bremen Public Library in Indiana Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever by Mem Fox American Academy of Pediatrics issued a policy statement on 6/23/14 promoting reading aloud to children daily starting in infancy

4 Instill life-long reading Promote early literacy Foster a positive connection between families and libraries Encourage parent/child bonding

5 Website Blog post 0-books-before-kindergarten-is-still.html 0-books-before-kindergarten-is-still.html Pinterest books-before-kindergarten/http://www.pinterest.com/wcfls/1000- books-before-kindergarten/ Free App https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1000- books-before-kindergarten/id ?mt=8https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1000- books-before-kindergarten/id ?mt=8 Other libraries (Find a Program)

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7 Target Audience Initiating the program How we keep it going Incentives Staff involvement

8 Glassboro Branch is located in a diverse community that is also home to Rowan University. We service 3 very different communities : Clayton, Glassboro, and Elk Township. During a regular story time program 5 languages are being spoken. Our community average income is below the state and national average. Our crime rate is above the state and national average.

9 Make it visual Market it often Offer frequent incentives Make it simple

10 Questions, comments, suggestions How does 1,000 Books work at your library? What worked? What didn’t? Contact us: Loretta Lisowski: Heather Marquette: Carol Dera:


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