[kids-lib] FW: Every Kid in a Park Promotion

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Wed Sep 16 10:14:08 PDT 2015


Last week I shared about the Every Kid in a Park national program that gives a free one-year pass to 4th graders to visit national parks and other federal lands.


Jan Snyder, the district librarian for Oregon City Schools, shared some promotion ideas that you might be interested in, especially items 3 and 4 below since you already have access to those eBooks through National Geographic Kids.

Here is a Gale bookmark that leads to those resources so you can explore them: http://tinyurl.galegroup.com/tinyurl/gJqj9. If prompted for a password, use oslis. If you want to share these resources with your patrons, you should create bookmarks from your own library's instance of National Geographic Kids. If you have questions, please ask.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter St NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us

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Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 9:36 AM
To: Jennifer Maurer
Subject: [oasl-all] Every Kid in a Park Promotion

Hi all,

Earlier this year Erin Fitzpatrick-Bjorn announced the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative on our list serve.  I shared this with my media assistants. We are going to make an effort once a  month to focus on a different park  throughout the year for every 4th grade class during their library visit.  In the effort to help promote it we have done the following:

  1.  Purchased eBooks of national parks to be available for student checkout. (These were pushed out from our Follett district shelf to all elementary buildings.)
  2.  Purchased a set of “The Parkers” in eBook format to make available to students. There are quite a few parks featured in the set.
  3.  Promote the unlimited user National Geographic national parks series that is in our Gale state database: “Mysteries in Our National Parks”. There are 13 books/parks in the series.
  4.  The National Geographic database also has a copy of “National Parks Guide U.S.A.: The Most Amazing Sights, Scenes, & Cool Activities From Coast to Coast!” for unlimited use.
  5.  Issue a park pass to each 4th grade student for use with their family. The pass is good through August 31, 2016.
  6.  (Know the pass is good for every federal park, not just the regular national parks. There are over 2000 sites which will accept the pass.)  Link for Oregon parks: http://www.nps.gov/state/or/index.htm  Link for Washington parks: http://www.nps.gov/state/wa/index.htm


Jan Snyder
District Media Specialist
Oregon City Schools
1007 Harrison St.
Oregon City, OR 97045

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