Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Final Training Complete!

We had our final training for Ambassadors yesterday, and it was great!

We switched up the format a bit so that attendees could work with the books more and do a little role-playing.

If you went to the first session, you might want to arrange with your mentor to do some role-playing before going out the first time.

Still no news on the booklets being done, but we'll keep you posted. It won't be long now!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Great books for parents

Got any suggestions for great books on Early Literacy for parents? I just found How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell, 2003. It's a great collection of activities, book suggestions, aged-lists, etc. I already have a decent list of adult resources, but I'm looking for the shiniest, best titles. Someday soon we're going to be launching our Ready for Kindergarten website, and we've talked about highlighting related materials as the book of the day on the main webpage.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Ready to Read at CML

I'm so excited about our new project! This year's United Way grant project is really thrilling. We're going to be visiting 60 sites in our county that have never been visited before with Ready to Read information. Isn't that great! But wait! There's more! We've got a group of about 40 Ambassadors from all parts of CML staff (not just Youth Services!) who are going to be making these visits. Wahoo!

This new blog is intended to be where all of us involved in R2R at the library share our stories, our ideas, our inspirations and our concerns. If you find a great article on brain development or early literacy skills, you can share the link here. If you have a great experience at one of your site visits, you can share that here (with pictures!).

Come along and join the fun! If you are one of the R2R ambassadors or another CML staff person who is involved in any aspect of the R2R projects, please email me: cwilliams at the CML address. You'll need to create a google account or blogger account, and I can add you to this blog as a contributor.