[Or-srp] CSLP Newsletter: July 2019

Greta Bergquist greta.bergquist at state.or.us
Wed Jul 31 11:28:13 PDT 2019

See the CSLP July newsletter below.


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Greta Bergquist
Youth Services Consultant
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Big Changes in Store for CSLP in 2020!
CSLP was created by librarians to make it easier for any library to run a successful summer program. By working together, we have been able to share artwork, ideas, and resources. 2020 will bring several changes to the CSLP program. These changes are grounded in our tradition of collaboration, and will continue to "...empower libraries to foster community."

Please keep an eye out for communications from your CSLP State Representatives, and this newsletter for more information. Some of the notable changes for 2020 are:

  *   New look and structure for the Program Manual
  *   One artist for all four age groups
  *   New shopping site
  *   Fully revised Rules of Use
As always we look forward to hearing your feedback, and acting on your suggestions. If you ever have a question for these or any CSLP activity, please contact Luke Kralik at luke.kralik at cslpreads.org<mailto:luke.kralik at cslpreads.org> or Karen Day at karen.day at cslpreads.org<mailto:karen.day at cslpreads.org>

Ideas needed for the 2021 Program Manual: Tails and Tales. Click here and submit your idea today!<https://forms.gle/ebHUdBKUsJfu1VNbA>

Get more out of the 2020 CSLP artwork!
CSLP has revised its Rules of Use and has granted more freedom to its member libraries! Starting in 2020 libraries can:

  *   Use CSLP artwork and slogans on any paper good including; bookmarks, posters, reading certificates, newsletters, press releases, and activity sheets. If it is printed on paper, you can create it!
  *   Use CSLP artwork as long as you like! Member libraries no longer have to worry about pulling images from their websites after the program year. All CSLP artwork created after 2017 can be used indefinitely!
  *   Use CSLP artwork and slogans on any "one-of-a-kind" item. Paint the slogan on the library's windows? Yes! Create a quilt based on the artwork? Yes! Use your topiary skills and transform the library's hedge into one of the characters from a CSLP poster? Absolutely, and please send photos!
  *   The revised Rules of Use can be found here: https://www.cslpreads.org/membership-information/rules-of-use/

Libraries Serve Up Breakfast and Space Fun!
The nine independent libraries that form the Library System of Bradford County, PA, took over the Bradford County Airport on Saturday, June 8th to provide residents with breakfast and a morning full of STEAM activities.  This marks the first ever system-wide summer reading Launch Party to kick off the very busy season to come.
“What better way to start this year’s summer reading off with a bang than one big party together?” said System Administrator Lea Chisum-Chaffee.  “Once we knew what the theme was, it seemed obvious to have each of our libraries represent one of the planets and do something fun that would allow people to have a trip through the solar system.”  From this simple idea, the Launch Party was born.

Nearly 200 people joined the libraries at the airport to start that tour complete with passports and a breakfast catered by The Flying Cow.  Each library featured their randomly chosen planet with activities and crafts.  The bookmobile also took part and a space hop was set up to allow everyone to envision a scaled down model of the solar system.  Ambiance was provided by local indie band The Dank Hopes Project who treated participants to originals and covers.  The big finale was a presentation about the history and future of space travel by retired NASA engineer Timothy Potter who also brought along promotional items from the organization.

The Library System of Bradford County is composed of nine independent libraries including Allen F. Pierce Free Library in Troy, Bradford County Library in Burlington, Green Free Library in Canton, Mather Memorial Library in Ulster, Monroeton Public Library in Monroeton, Sayre Public Library in Sayre, Spalding Memorial Library in Athens, Towanda Public Library in Towanda, and Wyalusing Public Library in Wyalusing.

Stupendous Space Display!
Kim Alberts, an Early Childhood/Intermediate Librarian at the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Ohio, and some of her coworkers created these bulletin boards to go with the CSLP theme using bulletin board paper and paint. Each planet also has a list of fun facts and displayed books to promote learning.

Did you have a program that brought a little music (or actual rocks) to the world this summer? Or, some out of this world plans for a space themed program? Please send your photos and any informative details to Luke Kralik at: luke.kralik at cslpreads.org<mailto:luke.kralik at cslpreads.org> I would love to share them in our newsletter.

Looking for some ideas to use or share? https://www.pinterest.com/cslpreads/

Increasingly, public libraries are feeding hungry bodies as well as hungry minds during the summer – and throughout the year. The CSLP’s ad hoc Child and Community Well-Being committee is developing resources to support and encourage library participation in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program and other initiatives to help kids and teens stay nourished, active, and healthy when school is out. These resources include the Libraries and Summer Food<https://www.cslpreads.org/libraries-and-summer-food/> page on the CSLP website, manual resources and downloadables for upcoming programs, and a series of stories showcasing the experiences of libraries around the country.
Read 'n' Feed at Pendleton Library
By Lynn Hobbs, Director, Pendleton Community Public Library, Pendleton, IN

Read the whole story <https://www.cslpreads.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/july-2019-read-n-feed-at-pendleton-library-pendleton-community-public-library-in.pdf>  of how this Indianapolis-area library delivers food, builds relationships, and brings the community together.

Read 'n' Feed is a unique combination of a bookmobile and mobile food pantry.  We go out every week, and make three stops.  Patrons are invited to take non-perishable food items, bread, and produce, and to check out library materials and request items for us to bring out the next week.  During the growing season, the Pendleton Community Garden (also a library project) provides fresh, locally-grown produce to Read 'n' Feed.  Our patrons are getting the freshest produce ever!

We've been running Read 'n' Feed for nearly ten years.  No tax dollars have ever gone towards this project.  It is 100% funded through grants and donations. There is no overhead and no middleman.  I think that this has really positioned us in a unique way, and has helped our community get behind what we are doing.  If you come in to donate a can of food, it goes directly onto the trailer and into the hands of a local person who needs it.

Read 'n' Feed is the only food pantry in Pendleton.  If people cannot make it to the trailer stop, we welcome them to the library where they can visit the pantry to get food for the week.  Local food drives always give their donations to the library.  We benefit from the post office's Stamp Out Hunger, the Boy Scouts' Scouting for Food, and drives held at the school. In December, our Food for Fitness program stocks the pantry with hundreds of items.

We have established genuine relationships with our patrons on Read 'n' Feed.  We know their struggles, and we want Read 'n' Feed to be a positive and consistent service they can count on.  We treat every single patron with respect.  We don't want to see anybody's driver's license, SNAP benefits card, or anything like that.  If you are on the trailer taking food, we assume you need it.  No questions asked.

Read 'n' Feed is so much more than a food pantry and bookmobile, both for us and for our patrons.

Inclusion Corner- Braille Enhanced StoryWalks
by Stephanie Wambaugh

Does your library or community host a StoryWalk®? If so, you already know that StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story along a popular walking route as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn. In Michigan, we decided to take this concept to the next level by adding braille to the traditional StoryWalk® model to create what we now call “Braille Enhanced StoryWalk”. By including braille, libraries help embrace accessibility and equal access to information and create community conversations about disability awareness.

This program is brought to Michigan Public Libraries by the Library of Michigan, the Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL), and the Department of Education— Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO). Thanks to the successful collaboration between these 3 departments, each year for the past three years, around 35 Public Libraries in Michigan received Braille Enhanced StoryWalks®!

We offer this program on a first come- first served basis with an emailed sign-up. Multiple books are selected for the project, of which at least 1 fits with the CSLP summer reading theme for the year. Public libraries then have the choice of which title they would like for their Braille Enhanced StoryWalk. The books are purchased, debound, laminated, and the braille sticker is then placed over the laminated pages. Public libraries only need to provide poster board and stakes to then attach the pre-laminated and brailled story along their chosen community path. The project is funded through grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) administered by the Library of Michigan.

The impact results for this project have been quite impressive with a combined service area of all participating locations totaling 1,793,850 people in 2017 and 2,636,495 people in 2018 (2019 numbers are still out). 100% of participating libraries said it improved their ability to provide services to the public in 2017. In 2018, the Detroit Public library said, ““Customers like feeling the braille! Even the mounted police officer and her horse checked it out!” Overall, we have had very positive responses to this project, both from public libraries and the general public.

What is on the horizon for CSLP?

2019: Theme/Space; Slogan/”A Universe of Stories” Artist/Leeza Hernandez

2020: Theme/Fairytales, Mythology, Fantasy; Slogan/”Imagine Your Story” Artist/LeUyen Pham

2021: Theme/Animals; Slogan/”Tails and Tales” Artist/Salina Yoon

2022: Theme/World-Social Justice-Unity-Kindness-Inclusion-Change-Diversity-Equity-Make a difference-Embrace different cultures; Slogan/”All Together Now” Artist/Sophie Blackall

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