[Or-srp] iREAD Makes Spanish Language Art available NOW!

BERGQUIST Greta E * SLO Greta.BERGQUIST at slo.oregon.gov
Thu Jun 3 10:40:55 PDT 2021

Hello everyone,

Thanks to an Oregon librarian nudging iREADS toward more Spanish language materials, they are now available for THIS YEAR! See the link in the iREAD newsletter below.



From: iREAD Reading Programs <iread at ila.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 2:37 PM
To: BERGQUIST Greta E * SLO <Greta.BERGQUIST at slo.oregon.gov>
Subject: iREAD Newsletter

iREAD News                                                                 View this email in your browser<https://mailchi.mp/ila/iread-summer-reading-order-deadline-approaching-736505?e=c0a8f58de6>
June 2, 2021

S[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/64b873cf-2995-4cc1-9922-1626f1023ed8.gif]panish-Language Reproducible Art Available

iREAD® is always working to improve our summer reading program. Often, improvements are the result of a librarian’s suggestion: It’s why iREAD® is created “by librarians, for librarians.”

[https://mcusercontent.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/fab4670c-8abf-3b64-4b71-197e8b738e96.png]This year, we received a request for some Spanish-language graphics in addition to the Spanish and English bookmarks and posters we already offer for sale, and we are pleased to offer them for download<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=0d305477b6&e=c0a8f58de6>. Going forward, such graphics will be included in the Resource Guide along with the other reproducible spot art. Please keep in mind the copyright guidelines<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=8018e891cf&e=c0a8f58de6> from the Resource Guide when using iREAD reproducible artwork.

In addition, we are seeking more Spanish-language programming and craft activities for future Resource Guides. Do you have ideas for programming and crafts for Spanish speakers? The theme for 2023 is “Find Your Voice.” The link for submitting ideas for the 2023 Resource Guide won’t be available until the Fall, but as you are going through Summer Reading 2021, set aside ideas that you can develop and have ready for submission!

[https://gallery.mailchimp.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/64b873cf-2995-4cc1-9922-1626f1023ed8.gif]Summer 2021 - Reading Colors Your World
Libraries across the nation are either preparing or have already started their summer reading programs. We are happy to share submissions from two libraries that sent us photos showcasing preparation and promotion of their summer reading program.

[https://mcusercontent.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/cc94ce47-70bd-bc56-bda2-aabc00416b9c.png]Ridgefield Library in Ridgefield, CT has been hard at work preparing all the materials for the start of their program. Kristina Jean Lareau, Head of Children's Services at the Ridgefield Library shares photos of their Storywalk map, coloring sheets and promotional fliers. The library uses the 2021 Reading Colors Your World graphics provided in the 2021 Resource Guide to create colorful, informative and fun summer reading materials.

Bloomington Public Library in Bloomington, IL has decorated their elevators and stairs to welcome patrons and promote the library summer reading program. What a fun way to explore the library! Rhonda Massie, Marketing Manager at the Bloomington Public Library shares some history of the project:

[https://mcusercontent.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/a5fa4f33-08cb-d723-2b8b-6607239823c7.png]"We first applied a vinyl wrap to our elevator doors in time for Summer Reading in 2014 (Paws to Read), and we’ve done it every year since. This coincided with the hiring of a Library Associate who has a degree in graphic design.

We started applying vinyl to our stairs in 2015 when the Summer Reading theme was Read to the Rhythm. Each year, we change the artwork on the stairs in time for Summer Reading, and each year, we somehow incorporate the Summer Reading theme. That first year – 2015 -- the stairs looked like a piano and included the repeating words Do Rei Me Fa Sol La Ti Do.

The titles of the books named on the stairs for this year were determined by the Summer Reading Decorations Committee of the library.

Of note: Producing all these decorations combined with the regular day-to-day workload proved too much to ask of our Library Associate who holds that graphic design degree. About 5 years ago, we made the decision to hire a temporary graphic designer to work for approximately 10 weeks in the Spring to design and install our Summer Reading decorations. That’s the plan we currently follow."

Share, Collaborate, and Inspire!
[https://mcusercontent.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/_compresseds/de877dba-aaee-4afd-aba1-2707ebcb4ae4.jpg]Libraries across the nation have been adapting to this changing world and continue to have incredible ideas on how to transform programming and increase patron engagement in these difficult times for everyone. Why not share those ideas with your colleagues from other states?

Have you conducted a summer reading showcase for your library, library system, or statewide? Share those ideas and showcases with iREAD and we will feature them in a future newsletter. Photos, creative flyers, or other promotional ideas are also welcome! Please submit those as well with a short description.

Now that we are in the midst of summer reading, photos of how your summer reading program is going are highly encouraged.

Submissions featuring your library summer reading with the theme Reading Colors Your World<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=46d4893931&e=c0a8f58de6> can be emailed to iread at ila.org<mailto:>.

(Image: Terri Murphy<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=e4e007c35d&e=c0a8f58de6> - 2021 Reading Colors Your World graphics)

Need More Summer Reading Materials?

You can still place an order via our online store<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=79fd9eff0a&e=c0a8f58de6> for items to be shipped within 2 to 4 weeks of placing the order. For availability and most up to date inventory, please check our online store. If an item no longer shows up in the online catalog, it means it is no longer available and will not be restocked.

Questions? Send us an email at iread at ila.org.<mailto:iread at ila.org>

iREAD exhibiting at ALA Virtual
Attending the American Library Association (ALA) Virtual Conference
June 23-29, 2021?

[https://mcusercontent.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/416b5333-53dd-4149-b925-4b0d2024f293.png]Make sure to "stop by'' the iREAD booth and check out what we have planned for summer 2022 - Read Beyond the Beaten Path.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=76a882172c&e=c0a8f58de6>

During the virtual exhibits you will be able to preview the 2022 theme flier and other resources, as well as enter your information for an iREAD swag drawing.

If you have any questions about the 2022 Read Beyond the Beaten Path theme and/or iREAD Summer Reading Programs, please send us an email at iread at ila.org.<mailto:iread at ila.org>

iREAD on Social Media: Join Our 2021 Facebook Group!
Have you liked iREAD on Facebook already? If not, like us on Facebook to stay engaged, keep up with iREAD related news, exhibit announcements, and updates about order deadlines.

<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=b633fab569&e=c0a8f58de6>[https://mcusercontent.com/6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55/images/8cbaf16b-6fdb-4fc2-86b9-545ef3b9ad1e.png]<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=b633fab569&e=c0a8f58de6><https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=b633fab569&e=c0a8f58de6>Discuss, share and learn via our Facebook group dedicated to Reading Colors Your World<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=c81a3e6ff6&e=c0a8f58de6>! To join, log in to your Facebook and search "2021 Reading Colors Your World" in public groups.

From Our Partners and Collaborators
Many thanks to our partners who have shared their stories and ideas with us.

  *   Chloe Van Stralendorff, Communications Specialist at the Anaheim Public Library in California shares their summer reading promotional video.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=6befb63cf6&e=c0a8f58de6> The library has created a promotional video for their summer reading program every year since 2016. Interesting fact - everyone featured in the video is library staff!

  *   Christine Edison, Young Adult Librarian at the Batavia Public Library in Illinois, creates a a promotional video<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=85030a79b3&e=c0a8f58de6> each year for their Summer Reading Club. Christine collaborates with Aimee Miller at the Batavia High School in Illinois and the video is included in a presentation to the students.

  *   Join Lindsey Herron of the Wood River Public Library, IL and Ashley Stewart of the Caseyville Public Library, IL while they discuss program development, marketing, partnerships, and activities in the presentation Reading Colors Your World: Making Your 2021 Summer Reading Program Cheerful & Bright.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=249e7529a9&e=c0a8f58de6>

Get the slides.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=94e24572a0&e=c0a8f58de6>

  *   You have iREAD questions--Our iREAD Committee has the answers. During the Illinois Library Association's very first Virtual Annual Conference in October 2020, the iREAD Committee presented the summer reading theme and program ideas for 2021 "Reading Colors Your World," and looks ahead toward 2022 "Read Beyond the Beaten Path" and 2023 theme development.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=348b15ce2c&e=c0a8f58de6>

  *   The California Library Association and its initiative Summer @ Your Library present 2021 Reading Colors Your World Programming Showcase.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=feb1aa0175&e=c0a8f58de6>

  *   Want to see what your colleagues in Alaska libraries are doing for summer 2021? Interested in finding out if they have ideas that you might be able to implement in your library as well? View the showcase<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=d927856c09&e=c0a8f58de6>, facilitated by the Alaska State Library.

About the Program
Since 1981, iREAD has developed successful summer reading programs. Our mission is to provide high quality, low-cost resources and products that help local library staff to motivate children, teens, and adults to read. As a coordinated, self-supporting effort developed by the Illinois Library Association and librarians, every purchase from iREAD helps to promote and assist the great work of libraries.

To learn more, visit our website<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=4eaef3d73a&e=c0a8f58de6>.<https://ireadprogram.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=6e70654dccbd86e15c572ad55&id=8e0031a19d&e=c0a8f58de6>

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