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Event Name:Children's Summer Reading Program
Description:The 2020 Summer Reading Program was like no other.  We don’t know exactly what 2021 will bring, however, we have some ideas to share to hopefully make it easier for you and your library.  Join us for a two-part summer reading, online workshop.  The first day will be information sessions and the second will be networking.  We will kick the program off with an overview of the theme, Tails & Tales, given by State Library Consultant, Janet Ingraham Dwyer.

Presenter:   Janet Ingraham Dwyer is youth services library consultant at the State Library of Ohio.  Her job is support, advise, and empower children’s and teen services specialists in public and school libraries around the state. Janet serves as Ohio’s state rep to the Collaborative Summer Library Program and is program coordinator for Choose to Read Ohio. 

Which Way Do We Go?
The next presentation will be about adapting programs to fit any delivery style, whether it be face to face, virtual, make and take, outdoors or anything in between.  Laura Lehner and her team from the Hudson Library and Historical Center will present.

Beth Rush has been in Youth Services for 11 years, working as a Youth Services Librarian at the Hudson Library & Historical Society and serving as the Youth Services Manager at the Burton Public Library. She loves getting books into kids' hands and watching their excitement when they connect to their love of reading. 

Laura Lehner has been a children's librarian for 18 years, serving as the Head of Youth Services at the Hudson Library for the past three. She has a passion for stories and lives with three dogs, so this year's theme - Tails & Tales - is tailor-made for her!

We will then have a break for lunch.

Critter Camp will follow lunch and we will hear about the camp planned for Lorain Public Library System with Niccole Paytosh. 

Niccole Paytosh is a former library employee.  She has spent the last four years working closely with families and youth of all ages. Her passion is a weekly family program where she enriches the lives of her patrons with activities that are consistently creative, innovative, and fun.  

 We will end the day with a craft presented by Shelia Privett at Andover Public Library.

Wild Animal Safari-Binoculars:
Have you ever wanted to go on safari?  Have you ever wanted to see wild animal?  Get ready we are going on a sightseeing trip.
We will be creating Binoculars for which we will be looking for wild animals such as: giraffes, tigers, lions, monkeys, elephants, hippopotamus, zebra, and bears…oh my.
Children will love to look for the wild animals through their very own binoculars.  These can be made with supplies most libraries have on hand. 

Presenter:  Shelia Privett, Program Coordinator, Andover Public Library
Shelia started in adult services in 2018 and shortly after expanded her programming to teens and children.  She makes a difference iby educating, entertaining, advising, enlightening, supporting, and engaging those in her community.

In addition to these sessions, we are encouraging you to share your program ideas by creating a Tapas Learning video.  The video can be as short as 5 minutes or as long as 30 minutes. You can do this on your phone, no equipment needed.   Contact Melissa Lattanzi if you would like to contribute.

Lastly, be sure to register for the networking portion of this program which is scheduled for Thursday, January 21st at 1 pm.  Click HERE to register.
Event Date:1/14/2021
Event Time:10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern
Location:Online via Zoom
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in summer reading
Competency:  Programming

Non-Member Cost:      $50
NEO-RLS Bronze Member/
NORWELD, SERLS, SWON Member Cost:  $37.5
NEO-RLS Silver Member Cost:   $25
NEO-RLS Gold Member Cost:    FREE

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