Center Stage: Library Programs That Inspire Middle School by Patricia Potter Wilson, Roger Leslie

By Patricia Potter Wilson, Roger Leslie

Securing the curiosity of full of life, self sufficient heart university scholars is likely one of the maximum demanding situations of faculty librarians. during this book--the 3rd within the Library courses That encourage Series--acclaimed authors Patricia Potter Wilson and Roger Leslie convey you the very best programming principles to inspire your heart tuition consumers and inspire lifelong studying. Examples of profitable courses from award-winning "Blue Ribbon" heart faculties around the country give you the helpful thought to create library occasions that may get the eye of even your least scholars. discover which courses are premier, leading edge, and entertaining--without draining your assets and effort!

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Not only did this concept inspire more teachers to share their travel exploits, but it also prompted a faculty tradition of sending souvenir postcards to Kelly and occasionally bringing her artifacts unique to that region. Historical places or events can also prompt programming ideas. ” During the multifaceted program, several activities occurred simultaneously in various parts of the room. ” As a follow up to the program, the library media specialist read excerpts to students from her favorite YA historical fiction books each lunch period throughout the week of the program.

Although your patrons have frequented school library media centers since first grade, they still must learn what resources are available and how to use them. Programs on such topics keep your media center running more smoothly, while supporting curriculum in every discipline. Fine arts electives offer myriad opportunities for programs. If you are near a big city, the local symphony, opera, or ballet company will usually be glad to send resource people and performers to schools for lectures and demonstrations.

Perhaps it is a symptom of growing up in the cable television age where they may see the same show or movie rerun countless times in any given week, but middle school students today seem comfortable with the same kind of repetition enjoyed by preschoolers who are first learning new concepts. Yet there is so much for students to discover in the all-too-brief middle school years. All they have yet to learn becomes the perfect garden where new program ideas can grow. To find a program topic, brainstorm ideas beginning with a current student interest and keep “linking” to new possibilities until the ideal program topic materializes.

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