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ERIC Number: ED517051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 144
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1044-3
Children's Services: Partnerships for Success
Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, Ed.
ALA Editions
Co-author of the popular titles "Booktalking Bonanza" and "The Early Literacy Kit", Betsy Diamant-Cohen brings together 18 examples of successful outreach partnerships that children's librarians and administrators can adapt to their own situations. Contributors from the U.S and Canada explain how they partnered with schools, community organizations, museums, businesses and other agencies to create novel experiences for children across the children's services spectrum (preschool through middle-school). Inside this volume readers will find: (1) Descriptions of innovative award-winning collaborations, such as The Read to Me Program (a family literacy project that evolved from a collaboration between an adult corrections facility and a public library); (2) Programming ideas perfect for enhancing community outreach; and (3) Inspiration to create and kick-start new initiatives. Filled with lively collaborative programming ideas, "Children's Services" will help readers reach out to their communities and to their constituents in new and exciting ways. This book contains six parts. Part I, "Community Organizations and Public Libraries", contains: (1) The Big Tree Library (Jan Johnson); (2) Crossing Cultural Borders: Serving Immigrant Families (Dorothy Stoltz, Susan Mitchell, Elena Hartley, and Jillian Dittrich); (3) Language Fun Storytime: Serving Children with Speech and Language (Tess Prendergast and Rhea Lazar); (4) Reaching Little Heights (Catherine Hakala-Ausperk); and (5) Thrive by Five Reading Readiness Initiative (Elizabeth M. Gray and Candelaria Mendoza). Part II, "Law Enforcement and Public Libraries", contains: (6) Inviting Police to Read at Your Library (Linda Schwartz); and (7) Children of Incarcerated Parents: Public Libraries Reaching Out (Shelley Quezada). Part III, "Academic Institutions and Public Libraries", contains: (8) Statewide Summer Reading Program Goes Online (Maureen Ambrosino); (9) BLAST School Outreach Program (Georgene DeFilippo); and (10) Braille That Stands Out in More Ways Than One (Deborah J. Margolis). Part IV, "Children's and Play Museums and Public Libraries", contains: (11) Party with Your Partners: Plan a Kids' Book Fest! (Starr LaTronica); (12) Borrow a Book... at the Museum (Carol Sandler); (13) Countdown to Kindergarten (Jeri Robinson and Krystal Beaulieu); and (14) Saving Money through Family Literacy Collaborations (Wendy Blackwell, Leslie Gelders, Pam Cote, and Kerri McLinn). Part V, "Cultural Institutions and Public Libraries", contains: (15) Small Libraries Help One Another in a Big Way (Leah Wagner); (16) SmartArt (Ellen Riordan and Emily Blumenthal); and (17) Teaching Storytelling to Youth: A Library, a School, and an Art Institute Collaborate (Cathy Lancaster and Brenda Harris). Part VI, "Businesses and Public Libraries", contains: (18) Science in the Summer (Margie Stern). An index is included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Preschool Education
Audience: Media Staff; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States