[Michlib-l] Explore 1,000 Books Program

Shauna Swantek sswantek at putnamlib.org
Thu Oct 17 10:22:41 EDT 2013

If you are looking for a well-organized program aimed at encouraging families to read with their young children, please read on.
As one of the libraries that helped to develop this program, we are thrilled with the results!  All seven of the libraries in Barry County are participating . . . and our families are benefiting!  We launched the program in the spring and are now having kids finish.  Feel free to contact me with questions.
"The concept of encouraging parents to read 1000 books to children before kindergarten is widely accepted as a way to prepare children for elementary school. The Jr. RangerLand "Explore 1000 Books" makes this journey fun and easy for parents.  This beautifully illustrated book was designed and developed with the help of a terrific group of librarians from Barry County, Michigan.
They worked as a group to put together helpful reading tips and meaningful quotes to expand this journal into a reading tool. There are opportunities throughout the book for children to draw pictures and practice writing their name, making this a keepsake long after the completion of the program.  This reading exploration journal is available for retail purchase in our online store or in special bulk quantities for use in libraries."
For more information, visit this website . . . especially designed for public librarians!
 I'm also glad to answer any questions you might have about our program locally.

Shauna Lea Swantek, Director

Putnam District Library
Honoring the Past, Serving Today, Preparing For Tomorrow

327 North Main Street
PO Box 920
Nashville, MI 49073-9578
Phone & Fax: (517)852-9723

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