Bringing Classes Into the Public Library: A Handbook for Librarians
With so much competing for the time of today's students, youth services librarians have an especially challenging job. How can they reach their target audience? One of the surest ways is the promotion--through the local school system--of a series of class visits to the public library. But where to begin? Choosing a grade level, contacting school officials and teachers, and planning age-appropriate programs are among the many steps that librarians must take--but may feel unprepared for.
Encouraging the collaboration of professionals in public libraries and local schools, this comprehensive guide presents a detailed framework for a versatile program of class visits. Written by two public librarians with firsthand experience, it describes, in a step-by-step format, how to accomplish a structured series of class visits. The book addresses procedures, planning and implementation, and offers suggestions for both elementary and secondary school visits. Informational packets and other print materials are provided for each level. Possible challenges are discussed, with thoughts on their impact on the overall program and ways to find workable solutions. The appendices contains easily adaptable templates including sample schedules, letters to teachers and evaluation forms.
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School and public library cooperation is as essential as ever, particularly as many elementary school libraries are now staffed with paraprofessionals. Our authors propose class visits to the public ... Read full review
THREE Materials for Elementary School Visits
SEVEN Common Challenges
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Ancient Egypt Anytown Public Library Assignment Alert Form bookmarks bring call numbers chapter books check out books child Children's Department circulation desk Class Visit Day class visit program collection codes computer lab databases discuss DVDs Easy Readers elementary school fiction Graphic Novel he/she high school his/her instruction Internet John Smith Teen lesson librarians library card applications Library card distribution library header library opens library staff library's lobby media specialists nonfiction November 12 number of students parent chaperone patrons Phone Number Post-Visit program of class Scavenger Hunt School Class Visit school liaison school system school visit second grade classes Shelf location Teen Smith Teen Title staff members story sure Teacher Letter Teen area Teen Services tell Title by John tour Word processor Young Adult Department Youth Services Zip Code