Recording Date: May 3, 2017
Guests: Christine Freeman, Early Literacy and Children's Services Manager, and Susan Moritz, Program Manager, Virtual Services.
Episode Summary: Our guests discuss MCPL's upcoming Summer Read and Learn program. MCPL's Summer Read and Learn program promotes reading and learning all summer long through a variety of reading and activity based learning tracks.
MCPL resources and services mentioned during this episode:
Summer Read and Learn: This program runs from June 10 through September 10, 2017. There will be activities for children, teens, and adults.
Four Doorways to Reading: Legendary librarian Nancy Pearl identified 4 reasons people fall in love with books. They are plot, people, place, and prose. Sign up through Beanstack for reading recommendations based on your preferences among these 4 doorways to literature.
Freegal: Download up to 5 song each week for free. Choose from over 3,000,000 recordings.
Library Link: A partnership between MCPL and Montgomery County Public Schools to ensure every child enrolled in a county public school receives a library card.
MCPL 2017 Reading Challenge: Over the course of 2017, read one book from each of twelve different categories. The categories include items such as a book set in your home state or country, a book with a viewpoint different from your own, and a book with a cover that is green.
MCPL's Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM) programs.
MCPL Strategic Plan: To provide access to services, resources, and programs so that everyone can participate in making a more Literate Montgomery, Connected Montgomery, Strong and Vibrant Montgomery, and Delighted Montgomery.
What Do I Check Out Next?: Tell us what you like to read and we'll e-mail you a personalized list of 3 to 5 books that our readers' advisory experts have chosen for you.
Books and other media mentioned during this episode:
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir: Laia goes undercover at the empire's military academy in order to save her brother from execution.
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow: Marcus uses his hacking skills to resist an out of control Department of Homeland Security.
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen: Princess Kelsea returns home to ascend the throne amidst political intrigue and personal peril.
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard: A commoner with rare power, Mare risks everything to help a growing rebellion.
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See: Two sisters leave Shanghai to begin new lives in 1930s Los Angeles.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware: A journalist suspects the murder of a passenger no else believes was ever on board their cruise ship.
Rick Riordan: Bestselling author of children's book series such as The Heroes of Olympus, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and The Kane Chronicles.