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MCLS 9-11-2013

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Meeting notes are also on e-portal.


Summer reading catalog- sending to each library (only one copy available per branch)


Family literacy grant- amount was decreased due to state funding.

         Tonia to follow-up with email and/or applications for librarians to sign up for access to program money.

Grant to be used for- crafts supplies, visiting artist, materials-all for early literacy during summer reading next year. ****Money spent by June 30, 2014******


Workshop on October 9th: Enhanced Storytime: Every Child Ready to Read

                       *****Librarians to register for event on Eventbrite*******


February follow-up with presenter


New and expectant moms program at Hilton Doubletree on Sept 21. MCLS will have a table and do presentation. We’ll promote lapsit storytimes for the county. Thanks to Elissa, Matt, and Anne for helpingTonia with this.


Summer reading numbers are up, but not all are turned it (please give stats to Tonia as soon as possible)


Judy Carpenter, Penfield -- Summer Reading: each week readers met their goal, they could earn a water droplet to put their name on it. Display: Construction paper well with water droplets coming out. The idea was to fill the well up to help build an actual well in the Sudan. Lots of participation! At the Wrap up party- a resident of Penfield who was going to sponsor a well to be built in Sudan came and talked to patrons about the project they were involved with.

A Bookstore in Spencerport collects used books to send to Africa. It might be an idea to use for after book sales with leftover books.


*****Other ideas for next year, Wizard of Oz. Complete your reading for the week and put your name on a yellow brick to make the road!!!

Professional Development: Every Child Ready to Read 2 Activities

Activity tables: pictures to follow

1. Make a book for preschool and lapsit moms. Promote writing, reading, textures, colors.

2. Bag kits with colored sand to practice writing letters or seek and find projects. Promotes writing and reading, letter knowledge, and motor skills. Activity during storytime.

3. Make index cards with songs for storytimes and for parents to make to take home. Talking skills and communication. Each week add a new song card from the storytime program.

4. Ribbon stick. Storytime activity. Used with specific stories like Brown Bear Brown Bear, What Do You See?. Promotes parent/child interactions and communication.

5. Rhyme cube. Different images with popular children's songs (or not so popular so children can discover new songs!) . Use tissue box, covered with colored paper and glue/tape large images associated with a song. Promotes Interaction with children during storytime, have them roll the cube to pick the songs.



Tonia Burton                           Central

Miranda Hazen                       Central

Matt Krueger                           Brockport

Meghan Kitz                            Wheatley

Jeanne Steinbrenner              Pittsford

Peg Tyler                                Pittsford

Hannah Squires                      Gates

Sarah Keppler                         Central

Ruth Otto                                McGraw

Natalie Burch                          Highland

Stacey Martin                         Chili

Jane McManus                       Winton

Jason Poole                            Webster

Kathy Wolf                              Central

Cathy Henderson                   Greece

Robin Benoit                           Fairport

Anne Hicks                             Henrietta

Judy Carpenter                       Penfield

Amy Joslyn                             Fairport

Elissa Schaeffer                    Brighton

Paula McIntyre                       Mendon

Mary Jo Smith                        Gates

Marcia Thor                            Maplewood

Jen Preisser                            Greece

Shana Lynott                           Webster

Alicia Snyder                           East Rochester

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