Create a memorable reading event for your library with these
Plus, build the excitement by incorporating Scholastic Read For
2007 into your library events in the weeks leading up to December
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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
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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