WHY? • Promote literacy • Meet Texas School Library Standards • Provide connections for students • Community collaboration • Excellent PR for library • Fun
What? • Book discussion groups • Advisory boards • Online book clubs • Programming
Teen Library Board at CHSAdvisory Board • Forming the club • Activities • Rewards
Texas School Library Standards • Integrates students in the leadership and management of the school library program through participation in a library advisory committee, by bringing issues to student government and clubs, and by establishing channels of communication such as focus groups, discussion lists, and electronic bulletin boards on library issues
Forming the club • Publicize • Applications • References • Officers • T-shirts
Activities • Fundraisers • Volunteer to promote literacy • Displays • Special Events
Fundraises • Halloween & Valentine Day Cupcake Sales • After school for 3 days • Decorate carts • All members must work and bake 1 dozen or bake 2 dozen • Usually generates $350
Volunteer to Promote Literacy in our Community • Elementary schools • Public Library • Reading to Elderly • Reading to Special Needs Students • Books for Africa • Books for CASA • Library Standards Volunteer Video
Texas School Library Standards • Collaborates with members of the learning community and actively engages, directs and encourages students to develop a lifelong appreciation of literature and other creative expressions of information through at least 7 methods throughout the school and community…
Displays • Texas Library Standards • Works collaboratively to provide at least monthly changes of reading promotion displays (9 times throughout the year).
Special Events to promote reading in our school • Poetry Café • Reading Reward Party • Door prizes • Trivia • Food • Library Standards
Texas School Library Standards • Works collaboratively and individually to provide reading programs throughout the year, such as reading programs suggested by professional associations and State agencies, including storytimes, book discussion groups,Bluebonnet, Tayshas, Lone Star, and 2 X 2 Reading List. At least 90% of elementary students will participate in one or more reading programs throughout the school year. At least 40% of secondary students will participate in one or more reading programs throughout the school year.
Reward (Motivation) • Field Trip (2 x’s a year, funded by TLB) • Select and Purchase books for library • Story Hour at Public Library (Scarf Dance Clip) • Elementary Schools • Tour Fort Worth Public Library • Tour College Library • Visit CASA and donate books