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Reading Fortunes


Looking for something fun to do with your students?  Why not do their reading fortunes?  This can work easily at the elementary and high school levels. It is really simple to set up.

All you need is:

prize for fortuneA couple of fortune tellers (click on the link for a template)

A pile of books to match the fortunes

A prize (this is the incentive to get them going)

What to do:

  • Announce the event (mine is running for 2 weeks)

  • Have some volunteers to help run the fortunes smoothly

  • Put evaluations in the books so that students can submit their names when they return the books (this also gives you an idea of what they thought of the book)

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Submitted by Kathy Conroy from Westwood High School – Junior Campus and Mount Pleasant Elementary


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Bookmark of the Week: School Library Association Star Ideas

sla-logoWhen the fountain runs dry, I know that I can always count on some inspiration from SLA’s Star Ideas.  The ideas are categorized by month but you can really mix and match what works best for you!

Here is a sample of ideas:

  • Start a words on the wall campaign; posting extracts of books in strategic places around the school; canteen, toilet doors, main entrances

  • Run breakfast clubs with lots of newspapers available

  • Run a quiz to guess the book title in translation or identify the foreign cover

  • Organize speed dating events for recommending books

Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR and Mount Pleasant Elementary

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Elementary Program Ideas

Here are some programming ideas.  What are you doing in your libraries?

Dr. Seuss Programming:

10-facts-about-dr-seuss-books_5029152f245eeThere are a lot of great ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday (March 2).  You can make a whole week out of it.  Although we are on March break that week, you can always carry it over to the following week.
Get inspired through these ideas:

Pinterest – Dr. Seuss Program Ideas  + LBPSB Pins


Dr. Seuss Storytime Ideas

Seuss-Tastic Storytime


Poetry Month Ideas:

lego  Lego Poetry

 SLJ Resources for National Poetry Month

Poet-Tree Ideas



Elementary Lesson Plans:

girl-160172_1280Pinterest Plans

Elementary Library Routines

Library Lessons on Pinterest

QR Code Library Orientation




Submitted by Kathy Conroy from WWJR and Mount Pleasant Elementary