Thursday, March 5, 2009

No reading? Not exactly - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more This seems like a very strange image for any librarian to post, but today I was inspired to do this by an article in the latest issue of LMC, Library Media Connection (March/April 2009, 27:5). It's entitled "Why We Need to Stop Promoting Reading," by Mindy Miner Holland. We all have "READ" posters and bookmarks. The author asks if these promotions are effective. What really makes kids want to read? She decided to ask her students what would motivate them to read. Guess what they said? More books! Better books! I recommend this article to you for her suggestions for going beyond our READ posters and buttons.

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