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Literacy Research

Literacy Offerings

The PLDT supports public library literacy offerings. Literacy offerings are umbrella events that include programs and/or drop-in activities that encourage individuals to read or build literacy skills in a focused way. Literacy offerings can be organized for any age group or for all ages, and can take place anytime during the year.

Library Reading Programs

Library reading programs are a common component of literacy offerings. Library reading programs generally encourage readers of all ages to sign up and keep track of their reading habits for a certain length of time. The following documents outline the top ten tips for librarians and parents and caregivers concerning library reading programs.

Offering Library Reading Programs: Top Ten Tips for Librarians

Offering Library Reading Programs

  • Count What Counts (4) (5)
  • Foster Enthusiasm (6)
  • Meeting the Library Mission (1) (2)
  • Online or In Person (4)
  • Parent / Caregiver Involvement (2) (10)
  • Reading Choices (7)
  • Reading Happens All Year (3)
  • Social Experience (7)
  • Target Audience (4) (5)
  • Think Outside the Prize Box (6) (8) (9)
Why library reading programs matter: 10 Tips for Parents & Caregivers

Why library reading programs matter

  • All Kinds of Readers (10) (13)
  • Community of Readers (5) (6) (13)
  • Making It a Habit (2) (10)
  • Playing is Learning (1) (11)
  • Pride is the Prize (8) (9)
  • Readers Are Learners (4) (11)
  • Reading Choices (7)
  • Reading Pays Off (4)
  • Reading Will Take You Places (4) (9) (11)
  • Steady Progress (4)

 

Supporting Research

  1. Youth Services Section Wisconsin Library Association. 2012. "Wisconsin Public Library Youth Services Guidelines." Wisconsin Library Association, Youth Services Section, Resources (accessed June 25, 2014).
  2. Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP). 2014. "Fizz Boom Read 2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program Children's Manual." Ch.1, 1-6. CSLP member copy.
  3. Gross, Valerie J. 2003. "A+ Partners in Education." Children & Libraries: The Journal Of The Association For Library Service To Children 1, no. 2: 27-31. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed August 11, 2014).
  4. Matthew, Joe. "Evaluating Summer Reading Programs: Suggested Improvements." Public Libraries 49 (J/A): 34-40, (accessed June 25, 2014).
  5. California Library Association, "California Summer Reading Program: Outcomes-Based Summer Reading." (accessed June 25, 2014)
  6. Small, Ruth V., Elizabeth Angelastro, Susanne Bang, Sharon Bainbridge, Colleen Brindamour, Joanne Clarke, and April Yannarelli, et al. 2009. "Reading Incentives that Work: No-Cost Strategies to Motivate Kids to Read and Love It!" School Library Media Activities Monthly 25, no. 9: 27-31. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 25, 2014).
  7. Morrison, Chrissie. 2010. "Transforming a Teen Summer Reading Program." Young Adult Library Services 8, no. 4: 31-32. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 25, 2014).
  8. Stauffer, Suzanne M. 2009. "Summer Reading Incentives." Children & Libraries: The Journal of The Association For Library Service To Children 7, no. 2: 53-55. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 25, 2014).
  9. Hilden, Katherine, and Jennifer Jones. 2011. "Rewards for Student Reading: A Good Idea or Not?" Reading Today 29, no. 2: 6-7. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 25, 2014).
  10. Clark, Christina. 2009. "Young people's reading and role models." Literacy Today no. 59: 35-36. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 25, 2014).
  11. Allington, Richard L. and McGill-Franzen, Anne. 2013. "Summer Reading: Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap." New York, NY : Teachers College Press ; Newark, DE : International Reading Association.
  12. Small, Ruth V., Elizabeth Angelastro, Susanne Bang, Sharon Bainbridge, Colleen Brindamour, Joanne Clarke, and April Yannarelli, et al. 2009. "Reading Incentives that Work: No-Cost Strategies to Motivate Kids to Read and Love It!" School Library Media Activities Monthly 25, no. 9: 27-31. Academic Search Premier, EBSCOhost (accessed June 25, 2014).
  13. Willingham, Daniel. "How to Trick Your Kids Into Reading All Summer Long." The Atlantic, July 1, 2014. (accessed August 11, 2014).
For questions about this information, contact Tessa Michaelson Schmidt (608) 267-5077