ERIC Number: ED350004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Grins and Giggles...at the Library. Louisiana Summer Reading Program: 1992 Manual.
Fairbanks, Gretchen K.
This guide provides planning, program suggestions, and photocopiable materials for use in Louisiana's 1992 summer reading program for children and adolescents. The overall theme of the program is "Grins and Giggles at the Library," and the two dinosaurs, Grins and Giggles, appear in clip art and promotional materials that come with the guide. The first section of the guide covers overall planning and promotion. It includes a planning checklist, sample news releases, clip art, and suggestions for opening and closing ceremonies. The second section describes ideas for decorating the library around the summer reading theme. The remainder of the guide provides ideas and resources for planning story times. The resources are divided by seven age groupings: toddlers; preschool-kindergarten; first-third grades; fourth-fifth grades; sixth grade; young adult; and all ages. Story-time plans are built around a specific theme, and four to five plans are provided for each of the first five groups. Plans include suggested readings, poems, activities, crafts, songs, and audiovisuals. Directions for most of the crafts are detailed and include graphics. Additional activities, coloring pages, crafts, jokes, poems, songs, and stories are included in a separate section. Annotated bibliographies list selected books arranged according to age group and then according to type, including humorous poetry, songbooks, craft ideas, and selected audiovisual materials. Resources for supplies, incentives, and decorations are also listed. (KRN)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Audiovisual Aids, Check Lists, Childrens Games, Childrens Libraries, Childrens Literature, Display Aids, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Handicrafts, Humor, Library Planning, Library Services, Program Development, Public Libraries, Publicity, Reading Programs, Recreational Activities, Recreational Reading, Story Reading, Summer Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Library, Baton Rouge.