ERIC Number: ED219069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
"Space Capers." Texas Reading Club 1982: A Librarian's Planning Handbook.
Rudd, Peggy Jemelka
Originally designed as a summer program to be offered through the network of bookmobiles and rural public libraries in the state, the Texas Reading Club is now also promoted year round by school and institutional libraries to encourage young readers and to acquaint them with libraries and their services. A theme, formats and ideas, and basic support material are provided. A contractual approach rather than a competitive program approach is beginning to show a greater number of completions by participants and is leading to significantly more renewals. This year's theme, "Space Capers," is designed to capture the imaginations of space age children and to reach beyond them to the general membership of the community. Many facets of the theme can be highlighted including space exploration and colonization, the stars, planets, the myriad of astronomical phenomena, astronauts past and present, amateur stargazing, life on distant worlds, and science fiction. The handbook provides framework information for program goals and objectives, registration, certification, scheduling, publicity, and display ideas, and volunteer assistance, along with various support materials and bibliographic listings. (RAA)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.