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Groundbreaking Reads. The Keys to a Successful Adult Summer Reading Program Charlotte Pringle Library Consultant Office of State Library cpringle@slol.lib.la.us. Agenda. Reasons to have adult summer reading Planning tips Ideas for programs. Goal.

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Groundbreaking reads
Groundbreaking Reads

The Keys to a Successful Adult Summer Reading Program

Charlotte Pringle

Library Consultant

Office of State Library

cpringle@slol.lib.la.us


Agenda
Agenda

  • Reasons to have adult summer reading

  • Planning tips

  • Ideas for programs


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Goal

To encourage more libraries to offer adult reading programs



Why serve adults
Why Serve Adults?

  • Types of Literacy

    • Prose literacy

    • Document literacy

    • Quantitative literacy


Why serve adults1
Why Serve Adults?

  • Levels of Literacy

    • Below Basic

    • Basic

    • Intermediate

    • Proficient


Why serve adults2
Why serve adults?

  • Adult Literacy Programs are needed

    • 4% of adults (30 million) function at a below basic prose literacy level and 29% (62 million)function at a basic prose literacy level

    • 12% of adults (25 million) function at a below basic document literacy level and 22% (47 million) function at a basic document literacy level

    • 22% of adults (47 million) function at a below basic quantitative literacy level and 33% (71 million) function at a basic quantitative literacy level

  • *From the 2003 National Center for Education Statistics National Assessment of Adult Literacy


  • Percentage of adults in louisiana that lack basic prose literacy skills
    Percentage of adults in Louisiana that lack Basic prose literacy skills

    16%

    *From the 2003 National Center for Education Statistics National Assessment of Adult Literacy



    All those lifelong learners you created need services
    All those lifelong learners you created need services.

    Materials

    Programs

    Computer Services


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    What are some reasons why you have a reading program for adults or why you would like to have a program?


    Planning success
    Planning = Success adults or why you would like to have a program?


    Collaborative summer library program adult manual
    Collaborative Summer Library Program Adult Manual adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • Comes with your other manuals

    • All inclusive program

    • Can tailor to your population


    Design your program
    Design Your Program adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • What are your goals and objectives?

    • How long will your program run?

    • How will you structure the program?

    • Will you offer any activities or special events? How many?


    Design your program1
    Design Your Program adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • Will you have specific reading goals for adults?

    • How will you handle registration?

    • Do you have a budget?


    Some suggestions
    Some Suggestions adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • Start Simply

    • Add reading logs

    • Add programming


    This year s theme
    This Year’s Theme adults or why you would like to have a program?

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    Decoration ideas
    Decoration Ideas adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • Use the materials from the CSLP catalog

    • Use gardening props

    • Get a rock or mineral collection to display

    • Use construction hats and tape


    Programming ideas
    Programming Ideas adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • History and Cultural Programs

      • Book display of famous 1st

      • Can you dig It- the 70’s

        • Highlight best sellers of the 70’s

          • Add a book discussion group to the mix

        • Have a 70’s film festival

        • Trivia Game


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    What Can YOU Remember about 1973? adults or why you would like to have a program?


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    2.What did a dozen eggs cost in 1973? adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • 19 cents

    • 29 cents

    • 45 cents


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    3. Which of the following was a top grossing film in 1973? adults or why you would like to have a program?

    • The Exorcist

    • Jaws

    • Love Story


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    4. Which of the following books was a New York Times Best Seller in 1973?

    • All things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot

    • Roots by Alex Haley

    • Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman


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    5. Who won the Triple Crown in 1973? Seller in 1973?

    • Secretariat

    • Citation

    • Seattle Stew


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    6. Who won the World Series in 1973? Seller in 1973?

    • New York Yankees

    • New York Mets

    • Oakland A’s


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    Programming ideas1
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Archaeology materials display

      • Fiction and non fiction

        • Add a book discussion group to the mix

      • Rock Painting Craft

      • Native American Archaeology


    Archaeology speakers
    Archaeology Speakers Seller in 1973?

    • Louisiana Office of Cultural Development

    • Division of Archaeology http://www.crt.state.la.us/archaeology/


    Programming ideas2
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Home and Garden

      • Fiction display of gardening mysteries

      • Nonfiction display of gardening nonfiction and videos

        Don’t forget to add a book discussion group


    Programming ideas3
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Invite a local speaker

      • Local master gardeners or clubs

        • Local Ag Center

        • 4H

          Check out the LSU Ag Center’s website for potential speakers

          http://www.lsuagcenter.com/


    Programming ideas4
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Home and Garden Crafts

      • Bottle Planter


    Programming ideas5
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Home and Garden Crafts

      • Make or decorate a Gardening Journal


    Programming ideas6
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Home and Garden Crafts

      • Burlap or Twine Flowers


    Programming ideas7
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Science and Technology

      • Dig into Your History

        • Local genealogy

        • Invite local speakers

        • Display local collections


    Programming ideas8
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Tech Petting Zoo


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    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Geology materials display

      • Earthquakes

      • Volcanoes

      • Sinkholes

      • Could include rock collections


    Geology speakers
    Geology Speakers Seller in 1973?

    • State Department of Natural Resources

    • http://dnr.louisiana.gov/

    • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

    • http://www.deq.louisiana.gov/portal/


    Programming ideas10
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Groundbreaking Fun

      -Crafts for Adults

      Pinterest is your friend!


    Programming ideas11
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    Check my Pinterest Board

    Library Activities for Adults

    http://pinterest.com/libraryslug/library-activities-for-adults/


    Programming ideas12
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • DIY Body Butter or other bath projects


    Programming ideas13
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Black Out Poetry Art


    Programming ideas14
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Mardi Gras Bead Mosaic


    Programming ideas15
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • DIY Scarves


    Programming ideas16
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Exploding Photo Box


    Programming ideas17
    Programming Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Recycled T-Shirt Bag


    Jeopardy
    Jeopardy Seller in 1973?

    • Movie Jeopardy

    • Urban Legends

    • Located on the Extranet under

      • Programming- Adults


    Promotion ideas
    Promotion Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Flyers

    • Posters

    • Bookmarks

    • Have employees wear promotional buttons, hats, and shirts

    • Target families with children participating in the summer reading program


    Promotion ideas1
    Promotion Ideas Seller in 1973?

    • Meet with local civic groups

    • Ask local businesses to display posters and flyers

    • Do outreach events

    • Local newspapers


    Put it all together
    Put it all together Seller in 1973?


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    Charlotte Pringle Seller in 1973?

    Library Consultant

    Office of State Library

    701 North Fourth Street

    Baton Rouge, LA 70802

    cpringle@slol.lib.la.us


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