ERIC Number: ED418702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Running Summer Library Reading Programs. A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. How-To-Do-It Manuals for Librarians, Number 81.
Fiore, Carole D.
This book provides a theoretical basis for summer library reading programs, and provides hands-on knowledge about what really works in summer library programs, culled from the experience of librarians across the country. The book contains an introduction--"What Are Summer Library Reading Programs"--and five chapters. Chapter 1--"The Literacy/Learning Value of Summer Library Reading"--condenses the research on how summer library programs positively affect students' reading retention over the traditional summer vacation. Chapter 2--"Serving the Community of Users (and Nonusers)"--discusses who should be served by summer reading programs and looks at nontraditional audiences. Chapter 3--"Organizing Your Program"--provides time frames for planning, possible themes, program promotion, and partnerships. Chapter 4--"Sample Programs"--provides suggestions on adapting books into other formats for use in programs, information on copyright law, and an inventory and discussion of various types of programs. Chapter 5--"Evaluating Your Success"--discusses output measures, questionnaires, focus groups, and other methods of evaluation. Most chapters include a bibliography. An appendix--"Summer Library Program Themes by State"--provides a contact for each state, and the list of summer programs by name and year, covering the years 1990-97. Includes an index. (SWC)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Elementary Secondary Education, Libraries, Library Extension, Library Services, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Retention (Psychology), Summer Programs, Users (Information)
Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 100 Varick St., New York, NY 10013-1506 ($39.95); http://www.neal-schuman.com
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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