Use these online excerpts from the SRC 2000 manual for ideas for special programs and reading lists.
Build displays of books and props for each or any of the SRC sub-themes. Change them each week and do all seven.
- Prehistoric worlds and dinosaurs
- Ancient worlds - Egypt, Rome and Vikings
- Arabian Nights
- Medieval Times
- Wild West Cowboys and Pioneers
- Future Worlds
This is the tenth anniversary of the Summer Reading Club. (Depending on where the count begins! The Greater Vancouver Library Federation organized Summer Reading Clubs before the first province wide BCLA club in 1990). Do a retrospective of past clubs by displaying some of the materials and related books.
Build a time machine and display time travel books. Use props where possible for time travel machines. (Eg. Magic book for Scieska's Time warp trio series, a pair of glasses for Who is Frances Rain, etc.) Other time travel props might be hourglasses, watches of all sorts, compasses, or maps.
Introduce readers to other kinds of science fiction beyond the time travel genre and display those books with sci-fi props like toy rockets, aliens, or robots.
Books take us anywhere. Do a display with a map and have push pins for anywhere people have read about, or enjoy books set anywhere in the world.
Make a chronology or timeline of community, BC or world history. Do a "this day in history" corner and change them daily. Display chronologies and other history books.
Books take you anywhere.
Books are magic.
Read and go anywhere.
Read...into the future!
Read and be...a pirate, a cowboy, a knight, a princess, an astronaut, be anything.
Flip through the pages of time.
Saddle up a Wild West Book.
Set sail for reading adventures.
Read and blast off.
Book a trip through time.
It's time to travel to your library.
Travel through time at your library.
Bauer, Caroline Feller. Caroline Feller Bauer's new handbook for storytellers : with stories, poems, magic, and more. American Library Association, 1993.
Blocksma, Mary. Space-crafting : invent your own flying spaceships. Prentice-Hall Books for Young Readers, 1986.
Chupela, Dolores. Ready set, go! : children's programming for bookmobiles and other small spaces. Alleyside Press, 1994.
Cobb, Jane. I'm a little teapot! : presenting preschool storytime. Black Sheep Press, 1996.
Fister, Nancy. Make history : Ancient Egypt ; recreate authentic jewelry, toys, and other crafts from another place and time. Lowell House Juvenile ; Contemporary
Grant, Neil. The vikings. Oxford University Press, 1998.
Guillet, Edwin Clarence. Pioneer arts and crafts. University of Toronto Press, 1968
Programming for serving children with special needs. American Library Association, 1994.
Ross, Kathy. Crafts for kids who are wild about dinosaurs. Millbrook Press, 1997.
Ross, Kathy. Crafts for kids who are wild about outer space. Millbrook Press, 1997.
Sancha, Sheila. Walter Dragun's town: crafts and trade in the middle ages. Crowell, 1989.
Readers theatre booktalks : award winners and other favorites: novel booktalks to read and to perform. Book Lures, 1994.
The Summer Reading Club is a joint project of the B.C. Library Association and the B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Library Services Branch, Honourable Cathy MacGregor, Minister
Artwork ©Catharine MacKenzie