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"SLIPing" Towards Summer Reading

Wednesday, February 10, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cassondra Vick
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You've heard of the "Summer Slide"? Now it's time for the Summer SLIP

Summer Learning Programs (SLP), rather than our traditional Summer Reading Programs, have become the buzzword in public libraries recently. Check out, for instance this article about Nashville Public Library's revamped program or the Urban Libraries Council's information on new Summer Reading models.

Aren't we all always saying "My library is about more than just books," and aren't we all frustrated with how many patrons don't know about our great databases, or ebooks, or our various download services? Summer Learning Programs are both a way to promote our non-print collections and engage patrons who may not be be big readers (or at least traditional library users).

We here at SWON were absolutely inspired by a recent presentation from K'Lyn Hann, a Teen Librarian from Oregon, about her spin on the SLP concept called "SLIP," which stands for "Summer Library/Learning Interaction Program." And since this year is twenty6TEEN, our "year of the teen," we wanted to provide you with the opportunity to use this great program with your library's teens.

If you are an employee of a Supporting Member Library, you could win $500 for your library's teens for participating. That's how excited we are about this program. So, head on over to the newly-launched SLIP page, and learn about this awesome way to encourage library interaction. Summer will be here before you know it!

~Cassondra Vick, Technology Educator, SWON Libraries


We've Got SRP Covered for Children's, too!

SRP Workshop

Join your fellow Children's Librarians for this full-day summer reading workshop featuring the summer's theme: Fitness/Wellness. Sponsored in part through LSTA funds awarded by the State Library of Ohio.


    8:45 AM to 9:10 AM - Registration and Introductions

    9:10 AM to 10:00 AM - Cate Malone - Book Boot Camp - PLCH

    10:00 AM to 10:50 AM -  Dorri Hegyi - Get Outside Book Club for Preschoolers

    10:50 AM to 11:00 AM - Break

    11:00 AM to 11:50 AM -Kim Thompson - Toddlers in Motion: Guided Busyness - PLCH

    11:50 AM to 12:30 PM - Lunch

    12:30 PM to 1:20 PM -MVP Dance Fit

    1:20 PM to 1:30 PM - Break

    1:30 PM to 2:20 PM - Clermont County Public Library - Active! Inside & Out! activities for 3-5 year olds.

    2:20 PM to 3:10 PM - Cherese Capadona - On Your Mark, Get Set...STEAM! 

    3:10 PM to 3:45 PM - Idea Share - We'll go around the room and each attendee will share one idea with the group.

    Register now to secure your spot. Prices start at $25 for Supporting Members, which includes lunch!

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