Crash Course in Children's Services

Crash Course in Children's Services

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Addressing everything from the basics of reference to the complex and highly specialized duties of program development, this handbook is perfect for both librarians and support staff who are assigned to the children's department of a library. This second addition of Crash Course in Children's Services covers many of the new issues facing children's library staff, including eBooks, using apps in programming, other online reading options, book trailers, nonfiction and the Common Core curriculum. It also describes expanded programming options such as makerspaces, gaming, dog reading programs, and play at storytime. Ideal for new children's librarians as well as experienced library staff who have not worked with children recently and long-time children's librarians looking to add new skills to their tool kits, the book familiarizes readers with all the new developments of the past few years, from online reading options to the wealth of new programming aimed at youth. You'll learn about subjects such as pop-up and passive programming, offering online homework help, and outreach and services to special needs children, and then quickly implement new practices into use at your library.A fun activity for an older class (4th to 6th grade) is a scavenger hunt. Give everyone the same clues to make it fair; just put the clues in different order on the list so each team goes to a different area to start. One clue may be aquot;Find a Madanbsp;...


Title:Crash Course in Children's Services
Author: Penny Peck
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2014-09-26
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