Thursday, May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

Every Other Thursday, you’ll get this short, fun, relevant newsletter.  It will contain a quote or smile about the library and those who love it, an idea you can use to promote your library or reading in general, a Common Core implementation idea and occasionally a shameless plug for the programs I offer.  Enjoy! 

This is the last EOT of this school year!  I have really enjoyed this and have gotten great feedback from you about it.  I hope it has been helpful and fun!  If you have missed any previous EOT issues, you can read them all at

Library Quote/Smile

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”

~Author Unknown

And one more, since it’s almost summer.

 “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.

~Attributed to Groucho Marx
Promote (From the “Promoting Reading” Section of 45 Ideas in 45 Minutes)

6. Place carts of Quick Reads on the halls before the library opens for the year and after the library closes during those last days of the school year. Books can be on curriculum standards or for leisure. From the first day of school till the last we should be saying and showing that we believe that reading is important, but if we don’t get books in their hands, we send a mixed message. Providing a cart of grade level appropriate quick reads on the halls near the rooms, we can get them reading from day one until the last day of the year.

Common Core Connection

Find a way to communicate with parents about the importance of summer reading AND getting/staying prepared for the fall.  Maybe a Summertime Media Center newsletter or a paragraph in the school bulletin or even a postcard.  Include the information about the FREE summer reading promotions mentioned in the last issue ( and tell them about this great resource JUST FOR PARENTS. Scholastic has a super segment of their website devoted to parents and the Common Core. It’s where I learned a lot of what I understand about the CCC, and it wil help them too! Got to and see what they have to offer!

Shameless Plug

I may be coming to a library near you this summer to perform “Dig a Little Deeper!” my summer library show about GENRES! Or I may be doing a magic workshop or the VERY popular TeenBoss Workshop.  Find out more about the programs and check out my calendar at! I’d love to see you this summer!

Let me know how I can help!

Encouraging kids to read, I am
Tommy Johns
Educational Entertainment Specialist
Call (770) 640-6509 or Toll Free at (866) 490-READ
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