Category Archives: Children’s services

New study says toy “sleepovers” can help kids’ literacy

Getting young kids involved in activities that involve reading is important to encourage their literacy skills. And when the kids can bring their favorite stuffed animals along, everyone can participate in the fun!

You may remember a few months ago CMLE’s office mascot Orville got to take part in a great Stuffed Animal Sleepover program offered by the St. Cloud Public library.

These events are becoming increasingly popular all across the world, and thanks to a new study, can even promote early literacy skills. This article from School Library Journal explains just how useful these events can be to get young kids interested in reading!
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AASL Position Statements on ESSA

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AASL Position Statements

With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act moving forward, it is critically important that school boards and administrators understand what it takes to have an effective school library program. AASL’s official position statements can help us as we advocate. If components are missing, these statements from the only national organization focused on the school library profession can begin the conversation.

School librarians transform student learning, and every child deserves the services of a certified school librarian and an effective school library program.

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Early Literacy Board Games

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Games are fun!

More games in the library mean more fun we are having!! This is always a good thing!

Finding games for young patrons can be a challenge; so we have complied a list of suggested games for our younger patrons. Do you have other ideas? Leave them in the comments below!

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Peaceable Kingdom Dinosaur Escape Award Winning Cooperative Game for Kids

  •  Friends and Neighbors: The Helping Game

 

 

 

  • Shake And Take – The Fast And Frantic Search For Aliens

 

 

 

  • The Sneaky, Snacky Squirrel Game

  • Hoot Owl Hoot! Cooperative Board Game

 

 

  • Outfoxed

11-Year-Old Starts Club For Young Black Boys To See Themselves In Books

Books about African American English
I love this kid! How do we help our patrons to be this involved in literacy??

From Huffington Post:

“An 11-year-old from St. Louis wants to celebrate black books and improve the literacy rate among other boys at the same time.

Sidney Keys III started his own reading club for boys called Books N Bros to show his peers that reading can be fun.

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