Monday, May 31, 2010

Newsletter No. 19

May 2010
You just never know what gems you will hear ….
While making reading recommendations to a customer, a staff member acknowledged the customer’s husband standing nearby and a conversation started up. During the course of that conversation the husband asked “do you read Grahame Greene?” “Not for many years” replied the staff member. “Well” he continued… and it transpired that he once worked for Graham Greene for about 5 years on his estate as painter and decorator, during the course of which he witnessed a clandestine affair being conducted between Graham Greene and Anita Ekberg! And apparently Mrs Greene was a very snooty lady – well who can blame her!
The Reading Experience can have many benefits… Don’t you just love working in a library?
Creating the WOW! for Children and Teens…

By now you will have all attended The Reading Experience workshops developed and delivered by the CaT’s team and from the feedback given at each session, they were an overwhelming success. Congratulations to the team and Karen for putting together and running such a great workshop. Now the real enjoyment can begin.
You will all be completing the exercises and getting out in the children’s area, putting your new found knowledge and confidence to good use to both spread the joy of reading and enhance the library experience for our customers. Congratulations and “good on you” to all those staff who have already taken up the challenge to deliver Rhymetime and Wriggle and Rhyme. However, for those of you a little less brave, being in the children’s area talking to the kids and showing your enthusiasm is just as important.
As a reminder of the sort of fun author websites you can find in “Dive into Reading” – check out Brian Falkner’s…

Best Reads…..

In keeping with our focus on children and teens, this month’s best teen reads are from Helen at East Coast Bays.

Nation by Terry Pratchett

Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman

Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

The evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Impossible : a novel by Nancy Werlin