Presentation on theme: "Community Outreach Natalie Cole Programs Director and Interest Group Liaison California Library Association Joanna Axelrod Youth Services Librarian."— Presentation transcript:
Community Outreach Natalie Cole Programs Director and Interest Group Liaison California Library Association Joanna Axelrod Youth Services Librarian II Escondido Public Library
Outcome 2 [Desired number] of [underserved target group] participate in the summer reading program.
Why reach out with the summer reading program? “At that moment that we persuade a child, any child, to cross that threshold, that magic threshold into a library, we change their lives forever, for the better. It’s an enormous force for good.” (Barack Obama, 2005)
Since 2010: 2,654 underserved children, teens, and families have participated in summer reading programs as part of the outcomes initiative. They include: * Teen moms * Children enrolled in a literacy program * Migrant children * Teens in a residential drug facility * New and expectant parents * Youth in detention facilities
Resources (1) Conducting effective outreach Developing relationships with underserved groups Programming suggestions Preparing to partner, communication, expectations, and follow-up Core principles and activities for partnerships with community- based summer programs
Resources (2) Surveys Focus group questions
Families from the East Bay Asian Youth Center (EBAYC) enjoy an Open House at Oakland Public Library.
Form Partnerships Ally with school media specialists Forge strategic partnerships –Teen Parents counselors –Foster youth foster parents/group homes –Kids outside school district homeschoolers –Juvenile offenders Juvie Librarian/Warden
Think Outside the…Library
Tips for Coordinating Off-Site Programs Arm yourself with research – CLA can help! Sell your services Make it easy for them Be persistent!
If You Go There…They Will Come
Let Others Do the Work! Teen Outreach Team (TOT) or Street Crew
If You’re Really Ambitious… Summer Reading –Book Cart Drill Team Competitions –Seattle Public Library (YouTube) –Gillett Public Library Couldn’t you envision this spelling out SRC?!
If you have any questions, please contact us! Natalie Cole, California Library Association: Joanna Axelrod, Escondido Public Library: The California Summer Reading Program is a project of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.