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Crash Course in Children's Services
A basic explanation of children's services for persons working in small libraries with limited staff. Tips include conducting reference interviews, handling homework centers, building collections, and planning storytimes. Sources of help are provided with age-appropriate themes and activities. Working with parents and teachers can be a major assignment for the children's l ...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by Libraries Unlimited
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This book is not very long, and it is pretty bare bones--no color print, no illustrations, no tables or figures. Still, what it does it does well, and that is to teach you all about programming for children. I appreciated the conversational writing style; it felt like I was having a chat with the author (also my teacher). I also liked the many additional web sites and sources to check out. My copy is dog eared!
A short concise guide to children's services, which I was using for my Library Programming for Children and Young Adults class. It kind of assumes that you have had no experience beforehand, or at least is written that way. It was a quick easy read.
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Penny Peck has been a children's librarian for over 25 years; before that, she was Snow White and Mother Goose at Children's Fairyland in Oakland, ran a nightclub, worked as the wardrobe mistress for the Berkeley Ballet, and was an agent for a standup comedian. Her experience includes performing thousands of storytimes, leading hundreds of book club discussions for students in grades 4-12, conduct ...more
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