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1 Reading Programs That Work Morgan County R-I School Library Brenda Steffens

2 Where is Morgan County R-I? Stove r Floren ce Ivy Bend

3 Reading Programs that Work Summer Reading Clubs Reading Adventure Nights Reading Celebration Twilight Party Game Nights Bulldogs Read

4 Summer Reading Club This summer will be the fourth year Program has grown over 15% each year

5 Summer Reading Clubs Runs for 8 weeks The same program 3 times a week Survey the parents as to when is the best time Set up dates Registration—send information home with students and do it onsite at each location Funded through Missouri State Library

6 Summer Reading Club Use the Manual from the State Attend the workshops from the State Library for ideas Parents participate with children

7 Summer Reading Clubs Schedule ◦Check and mark reading charts ◦Stories ◦Craft ◦Snack ◦Door Prizes  Usually give out 5 door prizes but everyone will get a small item—Everyone’s a winner in the library!

8 Reading Adventure Nights Held monthly—well almost monthly at the three locations Each month has a theme Read several books Do a craft Snack Door prizes—kids and parents Kids get a free book

9 Public Relations Flyers ◦ General one for all three areas ◦ One for each area ◦ Posted in all three locations ◦ Send one home at beginning of the month with each student Newspaper Articles Articles throughout the month along with pictures from each Adventure Night Letters to churches

10 Public Relations Pictures Reminders—day of Reading Night Stickers Magnets—dates of all Reading Nights along with Reading Celebration

11 Themes Go Bananas for Books Click Clack Read Catch the Reading Bug Reading is Spooktacular Wild about books Reading is a Treat Reading Wonderland Reading is Dino-mite


13 Reading Celebration Held in March and only at Stover Runs for an hour and half Games, Crafts, Characters and Food Games ◦Ring Toss ◦Book Walk ◦Book Character Bean Bag Toss

14 Reading Celebration Crafts ◦Tattoos ◦Sun Catchers ◦Lightening Bolts ◦Wooden bookmarks ◦Mini books

15 Reading Celebrations Food ◦Hot dogs, chips, capri sun or water ◦Each person gets a ticket at registration Door Prizes ◦Offer all types of prizes such as MP3 players, stereos, videos, books, stuffed animals, book fair gift certificates, etc.

16 Reading Celebration Characters ◦Five characters ◦Use high school students ◦Visited the kids during lunch ◦Had two students for each character

17 Characters


19 Twilight Party Watched the movie Door prizes Light snacks Students brought their own also

20 Teen Programs New Moon Movie Party Harry Potter Film Festival this summer

21 Game Nights Once a week Guitar Hero DDR Adding other games

22 Bulldogs Read Bag Seven books—one for each night Parents sign up for program New bag each Tuesday This is our first year and we have 88 participating.

23 Resources Theme ideas from Upstart Missouri State Library— Oriental Trading Characters-- haracters.html

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