Thursday, July 2, 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events : : July 2015

Southern California & Statewide Literacy & Library Events: 
July 2015

Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- Local, California and National –
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

July  LaborFest, SF
July 2    National Literacy Day Proclamation 5507, 1986
July 9+ Comic-Con International, San Diego
July 9    Love, Los Angeles: Conversation in Words & Images, ALOUD LAPL 7:15p
July 17+ Sierra Storytelling Festival, Nevada City CA
July 18   Sensory Friendly Films – MINIONS 10a
Jul 29     Langston Hughes’ Ask Your Mama 12 Moods for Jazz L Karpman, ALOUD LAPL 7:15p

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar : : July 2015

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar: July 2015

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network

July 1 Literacy Tutor Orientation – SB County Library Fontana 5p
July 7 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library 12N
July 8 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego 5:45p
July 9 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ/OC 1p
July 9 Literacy Tutor Orientation - READ / OC 6p
July 9 Literacy Tutor Training - READ/San Diego 6p
July 11 Literacy Tutor Training = SB County Library Chino 10a
July 11 Literacy Tutor Training = SB County Library Lake Arrowhead 10a
July 16 Literacy Tutor Training - San Diego Co Library 12N
July 16 Literacy Tutor Orientation - Carlsbad Library 6p
July 18 Literacy Tutor Orientation – SB County Library Yucca Valley 9a
July 20 Literacy Volunteer Orientation = Corona Library 7p
July 23 Literacy Learner Orientation = READ/San Diego 9:45a

LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
  Info about Local Tutor Training :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame. 
Statewide Workshops @ California Library Literacy Services

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Literacy Library Jobs – California : : Contra Costa : : Santa Clara : : Salinas

Literacy Jobs – California
general and clerical duties, including those related to literacy Services for the Library and Community Services Department, with a strong emphasis on providing public service.

Monday, June 29, 2015

California Summer Reading Challenge : : Azusa Library

California Summer Reading Challenge

Public library summer reading programs build communities of readers and library users and help prevent summer learning loss. In 2014, over 700,000 Californians signed up for summer reading and over 1.3 million took part in summer reading activities.

The California Summer Reading Challenge provides libraries with resources to create innovative summer reading programs that keep California children, teens, and adults reading all summer long.

Help us meet our goal of #onemillionreaders in 2015!

Every Hero Has A Story

The annual Azusa Library Summer Reading Program is held in June & July. Get weekly prizes just for reading and attend free entertainment shows at Memorial Park.

The Summer Reading Program is at 11:00 am and is free to the public. All shows will be held at the Memorial Park Gymnasium located at 320 N. Orange Place, Azusa, CA 91702.

For more information please call the library at (626) 812-5279
June 9   Reptacular Animals
June 16 Magician Joel Ward
June 23 Fantastick Patrick
June 30 Noteworthy Puppets
July 14  Buster Balloon

Monday, June 22, 2015

Azusa Library : : Scrabble Night - June 25

3rd Annual Azusa Scrabble Night
to benefit the 
June 25 : : 6pm – 9pm

Ticket price includes Dinner, 3 rounds of play and a raffle ticket.
$15 in advance $20 at the door
Tickets available at the Azusa City Library, City Hall & Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Budget Deal Reached : : Small Adjustment for Libraries Governor Sticks to May Revision Numbers

Budget Deal Reached: Small Adjustment for Libraries
Governor Sticks to May Revision Numbers
CLA News From the Capitol: 6.16.2015 by Mike Dillon & Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyists

This afternoon Governor Jerry Brown, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, and Senate President pro Tem Kevin De Leon held a joint press conference at the State Capitol to announce that they had reopened the negotiations on the 2015-16 Budget and had reached a formal agreement.  Yesterday the State Senate and Assembly both passed this year’s Budget bill by their constitutional deadline of June 15th, but the Budget assumed higher revenue estimates than what the Governor used in his May Revision of the Budget, released in mid-May.

The library funding was similarly adjusted to reflect the Governor’s May Revision proposal, unfortunately eliminating the $4 million for the California Library Services Act the legislature had included in the Budget, and reducing the broadband connection grants slightly as well.  Here is what we understand will be included for public libraries in this year’s 2015-16 Budget deal agreed to this afternoon:

$6.2 million in NEW funding for public libraries in the 2015-16 Budget bill:
•$2 million in new funding for the state literacy program. 
•$2.5 million in new funding for broadband connection grants for public libraries to join the CENIC high-speed “backbone.”  (an additional $1 million beyond May Revision)
•$225,000 in administration costs to run the broadband program for the public libraries.
•$1 million for the Career Online High School program (Originally not included in May Revision)
•$521,000 for State Library related library preservation activities.

It is believed that the Legislature will vote on the amended Budget bill later this week.  READ MORE !

Redlands Library : : Literacy Program Helps People Gain Skills

Redlands Adult Literacy Program helps people gain skills
Redlands Daily Facts: 6.12.2015 by Dottie Podolak,
coordinator of the Redlands Adult Literacy Program

For the past four years, Diane Shimota has been volunteering at the A.K. Smiley Public Library for the Redlands Adult Literacy Program. She dedicates some of her time each week to help those in the community who struggle with basic reading, writing and technology skills.

Someone has called Shimota the “renaissance woman” of adult literacy. And once you get to know her, it becomes clear that there is truth in that description.

Shimota’s motivation comes from the desire to give back to others and to build relationships with learners in the program. She appreciates seeing that spark in their eyes when they learn something new and describes the experience as priceless.

“Living life without being able to read or use a computer is incredibly stressful,” Shimota said.

“By teaching reading and computer skills to someone, they can approach those things without fear or stress. That is when you see a person bloom with confidence,” she said.

It is this confidence that has allowed Shimota’s learners to achieve their personal goals. One of her learners was able to restart his career and return to school in Los Angeles.

Shimota is now working with two more learners who want to improve their reading and writing skills to realize their dream of passing the test to become United States citizens.

Not only do individual learners benefit from Shimota’s contributions, but also the Redlands Adult Literacy Program as a whole.

“In any multi-faceted program, we rely on key volunteers so that things like technology can take root and grow. Diane Shimota is one of those key volunteers,” said Katherine Gifford, volunteer Adult Literacy coordinator.  READ MORE !