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The Ultimate Duo! School and Public Library Partnerships. Lacie Griffin- LMS Raytown Central Middle School Jessica Ford- Mid-Continent Public Library- Red Bridge Branch. How to Get Started. Contact your Public Library/School Librarians\ Pick your method of communication

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The ultimate duo school and public library partnerships

The Ultimate Duo!School and Public Library Partnerships

Lacie Griffin- LMS Raytown Central Middle School

Jessica Ford- Mid-Continent Public Library- Red Bridge Branch


How to get started
How to Get Started

  • Contact your Public Library/School Librarians\

    • Pick your method of communication

      • Email – Phone – In-Person Meetings

  • September is Library Card Signup Month

    • This is a good first step into schools

  • Create displays and signage to use in both libraries


Create a presence at the school
Create a Presence at the School

  • Open House Nights

  • Database Presentations

  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

  • Teachers Assistance Programs

  • Academic Fairs

  • Career Days

  • Monthly Classes


Raytown central mcpl raytown branch
Raytown Central / MCPL Raytown Branch

  • Goals for working together

    • Increase teen involvement in the Public Library

    • Increase awareness of teen programs

    • Use each other as sounding boards

    • Increase use of Research Databases


Programs we have had
Programs We Have Had

  • Bookmark Contest for Teen Read Week

  • Reading Club/Book Clubs

    • Gifted Kids

  • Vampire Program

  • Free Practice ACT/SAT tests


Benefits for both
Benefits for Both

  • Teachers Assistance Program

  • Displays that advertise mutual events and signage

  • Attentive audiences

  • More reluctant readers interested in reading

  • More challenges for Gifted readers

  • Shared workload


Bookmark contest for teen read week
Bookmark Contest for Teen Read Week

  • Had students design bookmarks based off of the theme for teen read week.

  • Advertised in Both School and Public Library’s

  • Winners were chosen by a panel of teachers and library staff

  • Winning bookmark was handed out at both libraries

  • Top three winning bookmarks were blown up and displayed


Book club reading clubs
Book Club/Reading Clubs

  • Meet once a month at alternating location

  • Pick current books based on student interest

  • Have stations at book clubs

    • 15 minute activities

      • Hit multiple learning style

      • Good for younger readers (13-15)

      • Activities related directly to book

        • Time period, trivia games, websites…

  • Online discussion board

    • Throughout the month students can sign in and post thoughts on the title


Vampire program
Vampire Program

  • Based on Vladimir Tod YA series

  • Contacted author who sent promotional items for students

    • Possibility of having direct contact with author through chat or webcam

  • Field trip to public library to have special teen programing

    • Spray painting hair

      • Write your name in Vampiric language

      • Prove/Disprove the existence of vampires

      • Raffle for YA vampire books


Free practice act sat tests
Free Practice ACT/SAT Tests

  • Multiple online databases have free practice tests that can be accessed from home or school

  • MCPL is currently working with Kaplan Test Prep to provide free ACT and SAT tests to multiple branches throughout the system

  • Mumblings of school’s being funded based on ACT scores received by students


Research databases
Research Databases

  • Try to prevent overlap of expensive databases

    • This can save the school lots of money and allow them better pick their resources

  • Database Presentations are a requirement for most Public Libraries

  • MOREnet has lost funding and schools in the next few years may not have any of their own

  • Being able to research through online databases is a grade level requirement for Missouri


Ways to encourage cooperation
Ways to Encourage Cooperation

  • PTA meetings

  • Faculty Meetings

  • Open House

  • Class Visits

  • Read for the Record

  • School Programs – Supplement or man a table

  • Parent-Teacher Conf.

  • Bookmarks in School Library


Schools state standards
Schools- State Standards

The New GLE’s (Grade Level Expectations) and CLE’s (Course Level Expectations) from DESE:

http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/lmc/


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