Thanks Katy! We do have one more parent/teacher conference in June.
I'll try and see what I can have ready for that.
Emailing me a copy of their receipt is a good idea too. \
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School Library Media Specialist
Eton Academy <http://www.etonacademy.org/%20> (1st-12th grades)
Birmingham, MI 48009
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On Tue, May 1, 2018 at 3:30 PM, K. Koskela <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I too think this is a great idea. I pursued the idea of getting someone
> from the Farmington libraries to come in to Mercy because the kids at Mercy
> were eligible for a Farmington card, regardless of their home Library based
> on address, since the school is in Farmington. However, I found if they
> were under 18 they needed a parent's permission for a card. I too thought
> sending something home and getting it back would not work very well. One
> thought was to have a table set up in our lobby during conferences for
> parents to sign up at that point. However their daughters wouldn't be there
> then. Conundrum.
> You might consider enabling students to submit more than one receipt for
> books checked out. I know at the Livonia libraries you get a printed
> receipt if you'd like, instead of or in addition to an emailed one. I think
> either would work. Perhaps they could just copy and paste the emailed ones
> into one document and submit that. Each time they checked books out, they
> could submit their name for the drawing. It might encourage more reading!?
> Katy Koskela
> Former Mercy High School Library Media Specialist
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> From: Martha Spear via Mamelist <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 5/1/18 7:38 AM (GMT-05:00)
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> Subject: Re: [Mamelist] Target: Promoting Public Library Cards for Summer
> Reading (Contest idea for 1st-12 grades)
> I think this is a great idea. We are fortunate to have wonderful public
> libraries around us. Perhaps someone from one of the closest public
> libraries could do a special presentation --incl. registering new patrons--
> in your building (this would require some pre-paperwork and flexibility on
> the part of the public libraries involved, however, most public libraries
> are always looking for outreach opportunities). I would worry, a bit, about
> equity: at Berkley HS, e.g., some students could never get their parents to
> do the paperwork for a library card and, further, would have problems
> physically getting to the public library.
> On a side note, I am dismayed at the lack of collaboration that I
> see between school and public libraries in Michigan. I worked in a public
> library in Salt Lake City and as the YA librarian did programs and outreach
> all the time in the schools there. One of the big advantages was that we
> had ONE library organization (ULA) for the entire state and our joint
> conference helped to foster such cooperation.
> Martha J. Spear, BA, MLIS
> Library Media Specialist
> Berkley High School
> Tel: 248.837.8112
> Email: [log in to unmask]
> Web: http://www.berkleyschools.org/schools/berkley-high/media-center/
> *Show me a good librarian and I'll show you a good school.* --Kelly
> Gallagher, Reading Specialist.
> >>> Michelle Levy via Mamelist <[log in to unmask]> 4/30/2018 12:31 PM >>>
> To help promote using the public library during the summer I am thinking
> of promoting a contest. Students show me their public library card in the
> fall (maybe along with a receipt that they used the card??). I give them a
> token gift of something small (candy, sticker, pencil??) and then their
> name is put into a drawing for a Barnes and Noble gift card.
> Has anyone done anything similar or have thoughts or ideas for this to
> help out (especially for high school)?
> We are a 1st-12th grade building so each division will have a winner (3
> total gift cards).
> I will be open during the summer one day a week for one hour. We are a
> private school and our students drive from all over. I know many may not
> come to school but we'd like them to use their local public library to
> check out books and avoid the summer slide.
> Michelle Levy, MLIS
> School Library Media Specialist
> Eton Academy <http://www.etonacademy.org/%20> (1st-12th grades)
> 1755 Melton
> Birmingham, MI 48009
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