Scholastic Read for 2006
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Librarian Tips

Create a memorable reading event for your library with these great ideas!

Plus, build the excitement by incorporating Scholastic Read For 2007 into your library events in the weeks leading up to December 8!

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Planning Your Scholastic Read For 2007 Event

Here are some basic steps that will assist you in planning your event. Choose the ones that work for you.

Sign Up Today!
Make sure that you sign up so that your library can be part of this worldwide reading celebration. Your library will appear on the Scholastic Read For 2007 Interactive World Map for everyone to see!

Pledge to participate.
When you sign up for Scholastic Read For 2007 you can print out the Reading Pledge, written by author Cornelia Funke, for your young readers to take home.

Spread the word!
Tell kids, parents and other staff- or, if you're in a school library, inform the principal, teachers and PTA members. They may have ideas and resources to support your efforts. Perhaps they'll be encouraged to join the celebration. Imagine everyone dropping everything to read with the rest of the world- and the library is the perfect place to do it!

Collaborate with other librarians.
You can collaborate with librarians in your community, in neighboring schools, or in libraries in another part of the world.Invite the Press.Let your community that you're involved with Read For 2007.Visit Getting Media Coverage for tips on obtaining news coverage, information for reporters, and a downloadable, customizable press alert.

Invite the Press.
Let your community that you're involved with Read For 2007.Visit Getting Media Coverage for tips on obtaining news coverage, information for reporters, and a downloadable, customizable press alert.

Get parents involved.
Tell parents about the event and invite them to help plan, and/or read with your patrons at your Read For event, or at the same time at home or work. Here are more great ideas on parent involvement.

Invite guest readers.
Send an invitation to special guests or parents and invite them to join your Read For 2007 event.

Use resources from the Scholastic Read For 2007 Web site.
Use free downloadable resources from the Scholastic Read For 2007 resource page. There you'll find bookmarks featuring children's favorite characters, reading certificates, and invitations to send to parents and community members.

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