Programming Ideas and Resources
Welcome! This year’s summer reading theme, Paws to Read, celebrates all things animalia! With your iREAD resource guide and CLA's online tools we hope you’ll find endless programming possibilities to engage current patrons and attract new ones, of all ages. We also hope you will consider participating in CLA’s Paws to Give Statewide Collection Drive to benefit an animal welfare organization in your community.
A Paws to Read summer reading program is a great way to celebrate the joys of reading while providing endless opportunities for learning about the animal world and its interconnection with the human world. Additionally, your summer reading program will help children and teens retain and enhance their reading skills over the summer, provide a haven and a community for readers, and serve as a valuable outreach tool for your library. Young and old, animal lovers and readers are everywhere.
Let the dog days of summer begin. Paws to Read!
- Use the Paws to Read PSA to promote your summer reading program!
- iREAD Paws to Read 2014 Resource Guide. If your library needs additional guides, please let us know.
- Check out all the great ideas on the Paws to Read pinterest site!
- The iREAD Paws to Read store is open! Visit the store for all your summer reading needs. Every purchase from iREAD supports advocacy for libraries.
- Movie Licensing USA Paws to Read film programming ideas: http://library.movlic.com/summerPawsToRead
- The Value of Summer Reading research page. Lots of great information to take along when approaching funders for support for your summer reading programs.
- CLA's outcomes-based programming and evaluation tools to help you improve your summer reading program, demonstrate the impact and value of your work, and better extend your program to underserved communities.
- Oregon State Library and Oregon Library Association have identified Components of High Quality Summer Reading Programs which include recommendations to include readers of all ages and reach out to students most at risk of falling behind during the summer.
- Visit YALSA's online community for teen summer reading programs.
Paws to Read, Paws to Give
A Statewide Drive to Benefit Animal Welfare Organizations. Find out more!
Back by popular demand! Join this summer's statewide stuffed animal sleepover. Find out more!
The ideas below were presented at CLA's summer 2014 training workshop. Please download the files to support your staff training and program planning.
Nicole Powell, Sacramento Public Library
Susie Serrano, Butte County Library
Laurie Willhalm, Oakland Public Library
- PowerPoint (2MB)
Jill Harris, San Rafael Public Library
Courtney Saldana, Ovitt Family Community Library
- PowerPoint (2 MB)
Lori Easterwood, Sacramento Public Library
Sarah Vantrease, Butte County Library
- PowerPoint (4 MB)
- Programming ideas to help you tailor your summer reading program to the statewide outcomes.
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