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Created by Ryan Ireland for the Greene County Public Library, I just love this montage about libraries, librarians and library patrons!

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I just love Let’s Read – an organization which focuses on promoting reading with kids.  Let's Read logo

Developing a love of literature and a love of reading in the birth to five years age group is a key to unlocking the world of literature to future generations.

Just recently Let’s Read announced an online training program for early childhood professionals which is to be launched in September of this year.

Aiming to build an understanding of early literacy experiences for children, I’ve no doubt that this online program will be of interest to both parents and professionals across the spectrum of education.

Quoting from a National Early Years Literacy Campaign Newsflash which I received via email last week, this online training program aims to

  • establish a shared understanding of early literacy and the rationale for supporting the development of early literacy skills.
  • increase your familiarity with the Let’s Read framework, including key messages and resources.
  • increase your appreciation of the importance of working in partnership with families when delivering Let’s Read.
  • increase your ability and confidence to facilitate conversations with families about early literacy.
  • develop awareness of planning and strategies for implementing Let’s Read in your community.

Having viewed this short promotional video about the online training program, I’m convinced that all of us can ‘brush up’ on our skills of encouraging and promoting reading by and with kids of all ages.  And ….. wouldn’t it be fabulous to publicize or ‘run’ this program from the comfort of our school libraries.

Inspiring and encouraging parents to read to their children is as important as the reading process itself!

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April is School Library Month in the US.

I came across this video in which five authors talk about the value of both libraries and teacher librarians in their lives.   If you are having any doubts about our value, just have a listen!

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If ever there was any doubt in your mind about the value of reading to babies and toddlers, this video is sure to turn you into a convert!!

With much fondness I recollect reading to my son when he was even smaller than this little one.   I’d like to think that today, some 26 years later, the joy he derives from books is a result of those early experiences and times shared.

Get on board.  Read, read and read some more to babies, toddlers and our young kids to instill in them the joy of reading.

Thanks for sharing this with me Anna!!

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Every now and then I come across cool bookshelves which I really enjoy sharing.

This time though, it was a bonanza!!   A guy, who happens to be a woodworking artisan, has posted a video of himself paging through a book about book shelves and has posted it on his blog site!!

So for the quick look, check this video.  To have a more indepth look though, you may be interested to purchase the book itself which is simply titled Bookshelf by Alex Johnson.

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Take a walk down memory lane with this Merry Melodies cartoon.  Released in 1938 by Warner Bros, Have you got any castles? is a fabulous animation which reviews so many of the books which engaged and entranced an audience quite a while ago.   Many of the books showcased have become classics and still grace the shelves of our libraries!

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The page turner!

I had a good laugh when I watched this ingenious page turner.  Most definitely a ‘something’ for the man or woman who has everything!

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In case you still have reservations about the power of Twitter, just consider this story!

Back in December 2008, when a man learned that his mother’s book shop was facing financial ruin, he decided to do all he could to help her.   Knowing that the book shop, Broadway Books, in Portland Oregon, was not only his mother’s pride and joy but a highly loved book shop for local residents, he took to the Blogosphere to pour out his heart.   He then tweeted a link to his post inviting readers to go buy a book from his Mom’s store.  In return he promised to buy a burrito for the first 166 people who produced a receipt proving that they’d spent $50 or more in the book shop.

The tweet went viral and traffic on the blogger’s post tripled!  Commenting on the event, ‘EVERYDAYDUDE’ said:

Twitter is the catalyst to help spread the message to so many people in a short amount of time.

Isn’t it great to know that a collective community can achieve so much.

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Reading is fun!!

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There’s no better way to start the new (school) year than with a bit of fun involving books and the sheer joy they can evoke!

It was in March of last year when I wrote a post: Trying to control the urge: Rainbow Bookshelf that I mentioned how I became mesmerized watching this video:

It still gives me a buzz, but then I found this new video, also created by crazedadman.  This time though, efforts have been taken to a new level by spending “sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type bookstore in Toronto” with the help of “volunteer hands who shelved and reshelved books all night, every night.”

The result is very impressive!  I recommend viewing it full screen.

May we all have a fabulous year ahead where we not only enjoy books ourselves, but succeed in continuing to share our joy of all things bookish with all those around us.  Here’s hoping that the joy of reading become totally contagious!!

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