Summer Science @your Library
With a “Fizz, Boom, READ!” theme for the 2014 Collaborative Summer Reading Program and a steady rise in school STEM programs, now is the pefect time to increase summer science activities in public libraries. Learn how one library has expanded a traditional Summer Reading Program to include multiple science components. Our easily adaptable model includes a Science Log to encourage home science activities, a Preschool Stories and Science series, and Tabletop Science in the Children’s Room. Adapt for your library using free downloadable resources provided in an online Summer Science Toolkit.
- Learn how to incorporate a Science Log into any existing Summer Reading Program with minimal fuss and expense.
- Learn about other ways to infuse science into Summer Reading Programs, including Preschool Stories and Science sessions, Tabletop Activities, and Science Classes. These optional activities support and build upon the core Science Log piece.
- See examples from an online Summer Science Toolkit of resources for developing programs and activities, including Science Logs, Preschool Stories and Science curricula, and Tabletop Activity resources. The Toolkit is reproducible and may be adapted by libraries at no cost.
Who Should Attend
Children’s staff at public libraries, Directors and managers at public libraries, and Library School students.
Course Level & Prerequisites
This webinar is open to library staff of all experience levels; no prerequisites are required.
Date(s) & Time(s)
This webinar is 60 minutes long; the information below indicates the start time. Please plan on signing into the virtual classroom 10 - 15 minutes early. The same information is being presented four times to allow for more participants; only plan on attending one date/time.
Credits &/or CEUs Heading
College credit nor CEU's are available at this time. An electronic certificate of completion can be sent to participants upon request.
Webinar is limited to 95 students.
ALSC Personal Members, and Student members: $45
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How to Register
Registration is now open! Visit the ALA Registration page to register online, or fill out the registration form and mail it in. You can also register by calling ALA Member and Customer Service at 800-545-2433 ext. 5. Webinar space is limited. Archived version can not be purchased until all live sessions have taken place.
If you have questions about the webinar, please contact the webinar instructor Steven Engelfried.
If you have questions about registration, please contact ALA's Member and Customer Service Department by email or by calling 800-545-2433 ext. 5.
All other inquiries, including sponsorship questions, can be directed to Jenny Najduch, ALSC program officer, via email or by calling (312) 280-4026.
Cancellations must be made in writing and postmarked or faxed to the ALA/MACS department by no later than seven days before the webinar. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $10 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Refunds will be processed two weeks after the webinar. ALSC reserves the right to cancel a webinar for reasons including insufficient numbers of students.