Fuse #8

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Idle Smatterings

The theme for New York state's summer reading in 2007 will be, Get a Clue @ Your Library. Is it just me, or does that sound just a little too New York? Hey, kid! Get a clue! I mean, shouldn't it have been "Get Clued In @ Your Library"? Oh well. Maybe I'll be able to fix it so that all the kids who come in get stickers that say "Clueless" or something.


At 2:00 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should say "Less Clueless"

At 10:23 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maryland's Summer Reading Program this year was "Clue Into Reading." We had fun doing all sorts of mysterious things. Codes and ciphers. a Blues Clues preschool program. Find Waldo. I Spy. Magic shows. Mysterious sign language shows. Mysterious animals from the zoo. etc.

I made the mistake of buying a roll of yellow "caution" tape and only used a few yards of it. If you do buy a roll, it's good for several children's departments' decorations.

The most popular part of our decorating was a tall foamboard mouse detective with the face cut out. Kids could put their face there and BE the detective. Did anybody bring their camera to take pictures? nope -- they simply whipped out their cell phone and took pictures of the child with that. Blew my mind.

Have fun next summer.
-librarian, writer, grandmother

At 7:12 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

The caution tape's a good idea. I've actually used that for our Banned Books Display in the past. And these are excellent programs to bear in mind. I'll definitely be needing to get creative in some manner when next summer rolls around. Fortuntely the kids are back in school and I've almost a full year before I need to think too intently on the subject. Ahhhh...

At 10:59 AM , Blogger Adrienne said...

I've been advocating for "Get a Clue" for years. It's fun because you can take the mystery angle, but it's also a natural for nonfiction tie-ins. I'm excited about it (in Western NY -- outside Rochester).


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