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Summer Library Program
The Summer Library Program was a success with 5059 children participating in the program and 50% of those completing the program by reading at least 8 ¾ hours and visiting the library at least 5 times. The teen program had 1390 participants with 50% of those completing the program by reading at least 1000 pages. Mansfield Christian Elementary won the SLP Participation contest with 69% of their school population joining the Summer Library Program. A signed/framed SLP Poster will be awarded to Mansfield Christian at an assembly on September 9.
NCOCC Fall Users’ Meeting
Look for Teen Librarian, Laura Kettering and Outreach Librarian, Deborah Dubois at the NCOCC Fall Users’ meeting at Longview Center on September 20. They will be sharing information about new library databases, new books and downloading eBooks from the library’s web site. This program will take the place of Books and Brunch, which will not be held at the Library this year.
Picture It @ Your Library Contest
Students in grades 6-12 are invited to create a glog (an online multimedia poster) using glogster.com featuring their favorite teen book or series. All images must be their own creation and/or copyright-free. Students can submit entries to email@example.com by October 22. A paper entry form must be submitted as well, to be entered into the contest. Three winners will be chosen in each category (6-8 grades and 9-12 grades). Winners will be awarded $25.
Library Card Sign-up Month
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month and in celebration of this, the ALA and atyourlibrary.org are asking for photos of library staff and customers from across the U.S. with their library cards. You can see photos of people with library cards from across the country at: http://www.flickr.com/groups/showusyourlibrarycard/ . Check out the photos from Mansfield/Richland County Public Library on our web site.
A state of the art computer lab on wheels will be visiting the Plymouth and Bellville Branches in September and October. Computer classes on a wide variety of topics will be offered for one week at each location by the computer gurus from the Main Library. More complete information and a schedule of classes can be found in our calendar http://calendar.mrcpl.org .
Learning about Learning
Two special programs about education will be offered at the Main Library. September 6 at 6:30 Cheryl Welch from Sylvan Learning Center will present an overview of how to raise ACT/SAT scores. On September 15 at 6:30 Cheryl will help students find out what their learning style is and some strategies that can lead to peak performance in school. These programs are for teens and their parents.
The TeacherZone on the Library web site is your first stop for finding information to help you educate your students. You'll find information about Library services to teachers, lesson plans, links to great teaching resources, and resources for your students. Go to the TeacherZone at http://www.mrcpl.org/teacherzone .
The U.S. Department of Commerce has created a gateway to materials, research, online learning tools and more to help librarians and educators access and share materials that promote respectful, responsible and safe online behavior. http://www.digitalliteracy.gov/back-to-school .
Holiday Resources from September to June
Are you looking for resources for all the holidays celebrated during the school year? Julie Greller has created a list of sites where you can find background information to enhance lessons and celebrations on all kinds of holidays. You can find it at http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-listing-holiday-resources-from.html .
How can you tell if a site is a valid resource? Do you know who created the content on a particular web site? On Whois Mydomain, you can look up the owner of a site to find out if it is a reliable source of information. It will give the registrant name, organization and contact information. http://www.whoismydomain.com/
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