St. Louis County Library will celebrate Teen Tech Month in March. SLCL will join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country who are celebrating this year’s theme, Libraries are for Making.
Beginning in March, SLCL will offer a line-up of tech-themed programs for teens including screencasting tutorials, game design workshops, Minecraft, a robotics demonstration, DIY craft projects, gaming nights and more. A full list of Teen Tech Month programs can be found here, or call 314.994.3300 for more information.
If your library is still just a place where students go to check out books and, on special occasions, hear a story, you may already be infected by a silent but deadly plague threatening the future of school libraries everywhere: Zombie Librarianship!
Join Jennifer LaGarde as she takes aim at the undead among us at the METC Library and Media Literacy Luncheon, identifying the characteristics that define zombie librarianship. She’ll share countless examples of how to use technology, harness the power of learning networks and employ authentic collaboration to be a zombie fighter: a school librarian who defies expectations by bringing the awesome every single day!
EducationPlus is also excited to have Gwyneth Jones, The Daring Librarian, as one of our keynotes! See even more Library & Media Literacy opportunities at METC here.
Despite what seemed to be an endless winter- and countless snow days- the end of the school year is in sight! Here are three summer reading programs offered by local libraries:
For St. Louis Public Library,
• Turn in a Summer Reading Club Reading Record at any St. Louis Public Library between May 5-July 26.
• Keep track of the library books and/or magazines you read or listen to (eBooks & audio books count too!).
• Each time you complete five books, win a small prize, get the next Reading Record, and keep reading.
• Age-appropriate prizes are available for Babies and Toddlers.
Summer reading clubs at St. Louis County Library run from May 12-August 2. Participation is free, registration for all summer reading clubs begins May 12. All reading club logs must be submitted and prizes claimed by Saturday, August 9. Some more information:
• Sign up for the kids’ summer reading club starting May 12 at a branch near you.
• Keep track of the number of minutes you read on the special reading passport you receive when you sign up.
• Bring the reading passport to the library when you reach each prize stop.
St. Charles City-County Library District‘s summer reading program is June 2-August 2. Fifteen hours of reading completes the program to receive a book and enter for the grand prize drawing.
Please visit the libraries’ respective websites for further details about each club!
Local public libraries want you and your children to read this summer! Here’s a list of reading programs being offered, click on links for complete details, including special programming, guidelines, incentives:
St. Charles City-County Library District
Free Summer Reading Programs take place June 3 – August 3 | sign up at any branch. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Options for the St. Charles City-County Library District reading program include:
• Babies & Toddlers – young children who cannot consistently sit for a story
• Read Togethers- children who cannot read to themselves but will sit for a story
• Readers- children through grade 5 in the fall who can read to themselves
• Teen Reading Program – grade 6 in the fall through high school senior in the fall
• Adult Reading Program
St. Louis County Library
Free summer reading clubs run from May 13-August 3 | sign up at any branch. As an added incentive, preschool children through those entering 12th grade will have their fines waived when they sign up for a summer reading club. Options for the St. Louis County Library reading club include:
• Babies– keep track of how many books you read to your little one and how many library story times you attend on the log sheet you receive when you sign up
• Kids– track the number of minutes or books read on a special log sheet
• Teens– earn points by reading books, magazines, graphic novels and listening to audiobooks. Register & keep track of your reading online or pick up a log sheet at your nearest branch.
• Adults– individuals who complete the club will receive an SLCL beverage tumbler, coupons to Sonic and Penn Station, and will be entered into a drawing to win gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Starbucks and the St. Louis Bread Company.
St. Louis Public Library
All adult and high school readers are invited to join Pageturners, the Library’s reading club for adults between between May 6 – July 27 | sign up with your library card at any branch.
• Keep track of the Library books, e-books, audiobooks, and/or magazines you read or listen to in your Pageturners Reading Log.
• When you finish 10 books, you’ll receive a special Pageturners prize, a chance to win a laptop computer, and a chance to win two tickets to a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.