Ready to Read at New York Libraries’ partner, Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, has started their Seize the Summer campaign.
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES wants parents and children to read aloud for 15 minutes every day this summer to help prevent summer slide. Check out Read Aloud 15 MINUTES’ free, downloadable posters, handouts, and bookmarks that accompany their campaign at http://www.readaloud.org/downloads.html . To join the push to get children reading aloud this summer, visit Read Aloud 15 MINUTES on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.
Read Aloud 15 MINUTES is a non-profit organization that is working to make reading aloud every day for at least 15 minutes the new standard in child care. For more information about Read Aloud 15 MINUTES, visit http://www.readaloud.org.
Summer Reading at New York Libraries
The New York State Library has a wealth of resources available to encourage children to read and visit their public library over the summer. All of the flyers listed below, as well as other materials, can be downloaded and printed from the New York State Library Summer Reading at New York Libraries website, http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/summer/facts.htm.
AASL Releases White Paper from CLASS Research Summit
In April 2014, fifty research scholars from across the nation gathered in Chicago to plan a national research agenda focused on demonstrating the positive influences of effective school librarians and quality school libraries on student learning.
The white paper resulting from the “Causality: School Libraries and Student Success (CLASS)” forum, convened by AASL and funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), is now available on the AASL website at www.ala.org/aasl/research .