07 October 2008


We as adults will get to vote November 4 for President. Why not give kids a chance to vote for their favorite storybook characters this month too? Pick some story characters as your candidates, make a poster, set up a display with your bookmates and/or books (remember I've an office full of bookmates (stuffed storybook characters) that am willing to loan for any displays), put a box and some voting forms, and let kids vote! You could even ask them to show their library card in order to vote. Present your results on November 4. Thanks to the Cloquet Public Library blog for the inspiration!

Today's SLJ Curriculum Connections talks about great election read alouds that we can present to our young patrons through storytimes and displays this month. Check that out too.

Finally, be one of the first six MVLS libraries to respond to this piece via email (srokos@mvls.info) and I'll send you one of the following from our review selections:

Presidents' Day by Anne Rockwell; pictures by Lizzy Rockwell
Grace for President by Kelly DiPucchio; pictures by LeUyen Pham
Duck for President, by Doreen Cronin, illustred by Betsy Lewin
Otto Runs for President by Rosemary Wells
What To Do About Alice? by Barbara Kerley, illustrated by Edwin Fotheringham (Alice Roosevelt that is...)
La Rue for Mayor: Letter from the Campaign Trail by Mark Teague

1 comment:

Sue Rokos said...

Congrats to the Quaker Street Branch; Rotterdam Branch; and the Scotia Branch for the first three requests! Two are left, What to do about Alice and Duck for President. Let me know!