Crouching Tigers, Reading Dragons: Creating a Reading Challenge Program (A Free Webinar)
Tuesday, July 7, 2009, from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern
(Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the WebJunction archive at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webinars/webinar-archives.)
Join guest presenters from Seattle and British Columbia as they share their experiences and expertise with the Global Reading Challenge/Reading Link Challenge, a program that encourages team building, reading for retention, and cooperation between school and public libraries. Using a “quiz bowl” format, the program has successfully challenged teams of young readers across the country for over a decade. The presenters will demonstrate how the program can fit into your library’s programming, regardless of size or budget; and how it can be done in one building, between public libraries and public schools, or across state or international borders. The program emphasizes books that reflect a diversity of backgrounds, and encourages fourth and fifth grade students of all reading abilities to engage in the “sport” of reading.
Ada Con, Diversity Services & Programming Coordinator, Fraser Valley Regional Library (BC)
Mary Palmer, Global Reading Challenge Coordinator, The Seattle Public Library (WA)