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Materials and Resources from Summer Reading Program: Planning for "Imagine Your Story"
Materials and resources discussed at the Summer Reading Program: Planning for "Imagine Your Story" workshop held on February 25 and February 27, 2020. Also see the Local Resources box for additional programming ideas discussed.
Fairy tales go STEM when kids help classic characters out of sticky situations with out of the box problem solving. Also see the CSLP manual for the activity "STEAM in Fairy Tales," found in Chapter 6: A New Twist on an Old Tale.
Fairy Tale Olympics
Celebrate the 2020 Summer Olympics with a fairy tale twist. Activity plan from the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library, Mansfield, OH.
Mother Goose Games
Nursery rhymes are the inspiration for Olympics (and field day) style games.
Resources from CSLP Member States
Health Programming from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine
For a second year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading. Look for the NNLM content in the 2020 CSLP manual or visit the links below.
Storytelling Resources from the National Storytelling Network
The National Storytelling Network has partnered with CSLP to develop the "What Would a Storyteller Do?" resources. These recources provide guidance from three to five storytellers on how to develop a storytelling experience around 6 different themes. The "What Would a Storyteller Do?" resources can be found on the online manual by searching "National Storytelling Network."
Each year CSLP produces manuals for planning, implementing, and evaluating a quality summer reading program aligned with a specific theme and slogan. Manuals include a multitude of resources for Early Literacy, Youth, Teen, and Adult programs. OLIS purchases and distributes the USB format of the manual to public libraries each November. Manuals include the slogans and artwork for print and digital promotion of the Summer Reading Program.
Access to the online manual is also available at www.cslpreads.org. Please contact Danielle Margarida at firstname.lastname@example.org for the online manual code and see the instructions below for information on accessing the online manual.
Tabletop Role-Playing Games at the West Warwick Public Library
The West Warwick Public Library has the largest archive of tabletop rpg adventure and strategy guides, glossaries and how-to's! Kits are available to checkout and can be found in the catalog by searching "RPG kit."
RI Computer Museum Library Learning Labs
Help young patrons imagine their story using a zSpace, green screen, and more with technology available on loan from the RI Computer Museum.
Providence Children's Film Festival
Visit the Providence Children's Film Festival Film Hub for a directory of films searchable by theme (check out what's available under fantasy or folklore). The film hub includes film guides, glossary, and creative activity ideas for use with any film. PCFF is also available to offer programming. If interested in showing PCFF films, check with your library's current movie licensing. If the film you are interested in is not included, contact PCFF Artistic Director Eric Bilodeau for more information. PCFF licenses our short film reels for screenings.
The Tomaquag Museum offers visiting museum educator services focused on topics such as storytelling, film, art, and games.
Rhode Island Black Storytellers
Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black Storytelling in Rhode Island through performance, as well as through educational and cultural experiences.
Northeast Storytelling (NEST) is dedicated to promoting storytelling in all of its forms.