Blog Posts by erica.compton

CSLP Teen Video Challenge 2012 Announced

For the 2012 Summer Reading Program, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), working through member states, will be soliciting amateur videos produced by teenagers, to serve as the official CSLP sanctioned summer reading teen videos.

It's Teen Read Week!

Need some ideas on how to celebrate Teen Read Week?

Registration Open for Idaho Family Reading Week!

Register online for Idaho Family Reading Week starting today!

The first 130 publicly funded public and elementary school libraries to register will receive a "basket of fun" to help celebrate this year's theme - Let the Games Begin @ your library!

Family Reading Week CDs Are in the Mail!

The Commission just mailed out hundreds of Family Reading Week CDs to each publicly funded public and elementary school library. The CDs are filled with planning and marketing information, programming ideas, literacy materials, and other resources. So keep your eyes out--they will be in your mailbox any day now.

Teen Read Week Registration OPENS August 19!

Teen Read Week is October 16-22 and this year’s theme is Picture It @ your library. We have jumped on the bandwagon and tied this year’s project to photography. The ICfL wants to know if you are going to participate in TRW this year! We collected some great baseline data on library and teen participation last year and want to continue gathering information on teen services.

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Children's Games From Around the World

I just found a great site called TOPICS online magazine for learners of English. It is a wonderful resource for this year's Summer Reading theme One World, Many Stories.  It can also assist librarians who are looking for ways to add diversity to their programming.

New Website Helps Parents Fight Summer Slide

NCFL, the pioneer in multigenerational learning, is putting a new twist on an old tradition this summer with the launch of Camp What-A-Wonder.

GREAT Idea for a Teen Event!

I absolutely love this idea developed by teen services staff at Seattle Public Library. What a great way to engage teens and get them reading. Sounds like alot of fun too.  Here is a brief description of what they are doing:

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2011 Teens and Technology Summary Report

What a great Teens and Technology course we had this year! Sue and I enjoyed traveling around Idaho for the regional workshops, working with local mentors, and meeting dedicated and talented library staff. Here is a snapshot of some of the data and information that was collected through evaluations and surveys.

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Educational Toolkit for Spanish- Speaking Families released

From the National Center for Family Literacy's "Literacy Now" blog:

Improving literacy among Hispanics is key to 2020 goal

June 15th, 2011