Spotlight Program: 2018 Early Literacy Program: Libraries Rock!

“Just point me toward the books! I’m ready to read!”

At CMLE, we so enjoy all our different types of libraries, archives, and other members! Seeing all the work you are doing is so inspiring; and we want to return the favor by helping you to find some of the great programming going on around the profession.

Each week we will share an interesting program we find. It may inspire you to do exactly the same thing; or to try something related; or just to try out some different programming ideas. (Check out our podcast episode on Library Programming; you can tune in here! Or, of course, subscribe or stream to enjoy any of the episodes!)

This week we help you to start thinking about summer programming, especially focused on early literacy. This link to the Collaborative Summer Library Program gives you some ideas on building a great program for those early readers, complete with some great bibliographies for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. There is also material available in Spanish for you to provide resources to your Spanish-speaking patrons. (If you don’t have Spanish language patrons – why not? Take some time to start building these resources in your summer reading program!)