Format Focus: Non-Fiction
Kim, Polli and Amanda are sharing all things great and good about non-fiction. Book list to come (which is why you come to these). I will comb through ALL of the handouts and pick out the stuff I missed and want to share.
State Librarian Luncheon (I passed – Italian sausage, ravioli in cream sauce and green beans)
Best part – a great conversation with the staff from Basehor Community Library. I found out how they organize their Readers Theater program for 3rd-5th graders (info from Scholastic). It’s a 3-hour workshop. Library staff (Vicky and Patrick) pick the book, make copies of the script, read through the script, create costumes and scenery…then perform the book to friends and family. Vicky will read the book first, so the kids are familiar with it and can talk about the story and motivation. Patrick says the costume and scenery part is what the kids get most excited about. Vicky will make recommendations for who gets what part based on her knowledge of her kids’ reading skills. I think when the younger kids want to participate, I heard she may give them a part as ‘frog’ or another sound-effects-type role. There are lots of online resources and scripts – just search ‘readers theater‘.
We also talked about an Adult Readers Theater, which might be fun, too. Think of it like recreating the good-old days of radio! Might be great for Seniors.
I asked about passive programming and incorporating tech into story time.
LibrarySimplified – a NYC Library program – search one place for an ebook – “One discover and reading system for all ebook vendors.” Multiple vendors is invisible and only one app is needed. (Would be good for feeding/overdrive/oneclickdigital.) Looks like KDL, Boston and Chattanooga are all using it.
The State Library BOUGHT Mango – so they don’t have to subscribe. I wonder how that works? Seems like a more cost effective options, if you can update.