From a library listserve – if you have any other suggestions can be posted to comments!
“A coworker of mine (who is not a programmer) wants to host a recurring D&D program for people to come and play on a drop-in basis. I have zero experience with this game, as I don’t play, and I’m curious to know if anyone else has hosted D&D programs on a recurring basis? Is it more efficient to host it often or more like once a month? I’m not sure how often to host this program, and I’m concerned because typically, recurring program series haven’t done well at our library.
Any advice/tips would be welcome!”
Continue reading Suggestions needed for D&D Programs!
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!
Continue reading New study says toy “sleepovers” can help kids’ literacy
March 14th, better known as Pi Day, is a holiday to celebrate math!
“Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.
Pi has been calculated to over one trillion digits beyond its decimal point. As an irrational and transcendental number, it will continue infinitely without repetition or pattern. While only a handful of digits are needed for typical calculations, Pi’s infinite nature makes it a fun challenge to memorize, and to computationally calculate more and more digits.”
Libraries of all types celebrate this holiday. And if anyone wants to celebrate by bringing pie to CMLE HQ, we support that! Check out some of the strategies libraries use to celebrate: Continue reading Celebrate Pi Day!
CMLE is passing on this survey, available to any of our members who are using programs in a box!
“I’m gathering information about what kinds of “Programs in a Box” or “Kits” programs public libraries around the country offer for kids and/or teens.
CMLE libraries – are you using the iREAD summer resources?? There are all kinds of great links and information here – to help encourage summer reading, to offer summer meals, and more!
The 2017 material is all set up, and now they want you to help contribute information to make the 2018 program fantastic!
The theme for the 2018 iREAD Resource Guide is Reading Takes You Everywhere. We need all of your great ideas to share with librarians around the world who use the iREAD theme. Each idea submitted helps to strengthen the Resource Guide. Use the forms below to submit your theme-related ideas. Please direct comments and questions to the Resource Guide Coordinator Alexandra Annen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continue reading iREAD 2018: Deadline for entries is February 28, 2017!