ERIC Number: ED307901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
A Librarian's Planning Handbook for a Read-to-Me Club.
This planning handbook is designed to help library staff and volunteers organize, implement, and manage a Read-to-Me-Club for pre-reading or read-to-me patrons, and those parents, family members, and caregivers who care for, work with, and read to pre-readers. Nine chapters provide: (1) an explanation and description of a read-to-me program; (2) a rationale for a read-to-me program in a reading environment; (3) program goals with sample objectives and activities; (4) a discussion of programming for the read-to-me group with their parents, family members, or caregivers, with the focus on the child; (5) a discussion of programming, with the focus on the family; (6) guidelines and checklists for planning by library staff members; (7) suggestions for finding and keeping the audience; (8) a guide to scheduling the program; and (9) guidelines and sample brochures for explaining the program to parents. Although it can be used independently of "A Librarian's Planning Handbook for the Texas Reading Club," this guide is organized to be used in conjunction with the handbook as well, as a source of ideas for programming techniques; titles of materials and ideas from selected books; ideas for different types of publicity and forms to fill in for publicity releases and brochures; and a calendar to compare and supplement the Read-to-Me Calendar. A 60-item bibliography is provided. The appendix contains blank forms for use in planning for and managing the club and for registering members. (CGD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.
Note: For the Texas Reading Club planning handbook, see ED 282 568; see also IR 052 790.