Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Escondido Public Library

Crafty C.A.T.S. Delivering Baby Hats

The Crafty C.A.T.S. have been hard at work for the last few months knitting almost 100 hats for newborn babies and their moms at Palomar Medical Center. We will be delivering these gifts as part of the Escondido Public Library Literacy Department's Born to Read program tomorrow, May 18, 2011.

WHO: It's for tweens and teens ages 11+.
WHAT: Crafty C.A.T.S. (Community Action Teen Service) is the best and most entertaining way to earn community service credit. Here are just a few of our ongoing projects and community partners:
- Beanies for newborn babies at Palomar Hospital with Born to Read
- Chemo caps for cancer patients at Sharp Cancer Center
- Bookmarks to sell at the library
- Snuggle blankets for homeless animals at the Escondido Humane Society
- Gloves, hats, and scarves for troops overseas through the Ships Project
- Squares of Hope to make blankets for African AIDS orphans

Thursday, May 26, 2011

California Literacy Calendar: June 2011

California Literacy Calendar: June 2011
Summer Reading Program: “One World, Many Stories”

SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- local, California and National -
Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is alway scrolling in the Right Frame.

Local Literacy Events: June 2011
Jun 4: KUNG FU PANDA 2 Sensory Friendly Film @ AMC Theaters
Jun 4: Literacy READ ALOUD – Barnes & Noble Westside Pav @ 2pm
Jun 7: Literacy READ ALOUD – Barnes & Noble Westside Pav @ 5pm
Jun 11+: Mixed Roots Film Literary Festival – LA
Jun 11: Literacy Tutor Conference – READ/San Diego @ USD

California Literacy Events: June 2011
Jun 4: Literacy Spelling Bee – SLO Library @ 7pm
Jun 9+: US Conf Adult Literacy West Regional – USD

National & International Literacy Events: June 2011
Jun 4: KUNG FU PANDA 2 Sensory Friendly Film @ AMC Theaters
Jun 5+: Health Literacy Summit Inst – Maine
Jun 10+: Adult Education Research Conf – Toronto
Jun 10+: National Black Book Festival – Houston
Jun 23+: Children’s Literature Assn Conf – Virginia
Jun 24+: Urban Libraries Council Conf – New Orleans
Jun 28+: Volunteering & Service Conf - NY

June 24: ALA Conference – New Orleans
Top 25 Web Sites for Teaching and Learning @ 8:30am - 4:30pm
Committee on Literacy and Literacy Assembly Meeting @ 1:00pm - 4:00pm

June 25: ALA Conference – New Orleans
Criss Cross Applesauce ( Early Literacy) @ 8:00am - 10:00am
The Educators: Posters on Distance Learning, Continuing Education, Library Education, Literacy, and Research Methodology @ 1:00pm - 2:30pm
ABC's of Sustainable Partnerships @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Committee on Literacy, Subcommittee Planning Meeting @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Graphic Novels: Bridging Generations, Bridging Cultures @1:30pm - 3:30pm
Literacy Programs in Libraries around the Globe @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Reclaiming Literacy in the Digital Age @1:30pm - 3:30pm
Why Transliteracy @1:30pm - 3:30pm
Diversity and Outreach Fair @ 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Power of Play @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm

June 26: ALA Conference – New Orleans
Beyond ESL: Working with Diverse Immigrant Populations @ 8:00am - 10:00am
Library Services to Incarcerated People @ 8:00am - 10:00am
Early Literacy Model Magic @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Learning from Elmo, Blue and Dora @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Promoting Ethical Literacy in Youth @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Raisin’ Readers: Improving Literacy for Rural Children and Youth @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rainbow Reading @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Reach Out and Read: How Libraries Can Work with Doctors @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Teen Parents & Babies: The ABCs of Early Literacy Outreach @ 4:00pm - 5:30pm

June 27: ALA Conference – New Orleans
Coleman Lecture - Future of Literacy in Libraries: Our Challenges, Our Opportunities @ 8am
A Lifetime of Literacy in Libraries @ 10:30am - 12:00pm
Now Showing @ ALA: Comic Book Literacy (Film) @ 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Every Child Ready to Read Evaluation Task Force Meeting @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Transliteracy Interest Group @ 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

READ Orange County

Tutor Spotlight: Cherlyn Moyer
Read Writes: May 2011


In early 2006 at the end of a parent workshop presented by READ/OC at a local Head Start Center, the center’s director, Cherlyn Moyer, approached the workshop presenter and said, “When I retire I want to do what you are doing!” Later that same year, Cherlyn attended READ/OC’s tutor training workshop and became a tutor.

By Spring of 2007, Cherlyn was also helping with Family Reading Times and parent workshops as part of the Families For Literacy component of READ/OC. Cherlyn’s expertise in early childhood education and parenting is a great resource for READ/OC’s Family Literacy component. As new parent workshop topics and resources were developed for the “Early Learning with Families” program, Cherlyn’s background was very helpful. Soon Cherlyn was presenting most of the parent workshops for READ/OC, while continuing to meet with her learner.

After the Early Learning with Families grant concluded, Cherlyn continued as part of READ/OC’s family literacy team, advising and presenting parent workshops to parents at several Head Start Centers and OC Public Libraries. To date, Cherlyn has presented timely and practical information and fun activities for adults and children to become “learning partners” at more than 75 parent workshops on behalf of READ/OC. All the while, still meeting regularly with her adult learner and assisting with other special projects and events with READ/OC.

Cherlyn found an opportunity through READ/OC to share knowledge about early childhood education and her passion of learning and reading. She has helped countless parents and children learn and grow together. At the same time, she continues sharing the joy of lifelong learning and reading with her adult learner and everyone she meets. She is a great ambassador for literacy and READ/OC.

If you share a similar passion for lifelong learning and reading, contact READ/OC about similar opportunities. If you are already a part of the extended READ/OC family and know someone else who shares a similar passion for literacy, tell them about READ/OC. Give them this newsletter, our phone number or the READ/OC website address, and encourage them to get involved.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Learn the Gillingham Method

Orton Gillingham Training
IDA – Inland Empire Branch

July 18 - 29, 2011
Riverside CA

A series of Multi-Sensory Phonic Classes
Instructor: Dr Joan Stoner,

President Nebraska Branch IDA

8:30 am – 3:30 pm
May register for Levels 1, 2 or 3
Certification; university units are a possibility
Includes:
-Practicum
-One-on-One with student

$1650.00 - discount for IDA members
$400.00 - materials

2 Major Orton Gillingham Organizations
Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators - NY
Orton-Gillingham: Institute for Multi-Sensory Education (IMSE) - MI

Friday, May 20, 2011

Carlsbad City Library

Volunteer Proclamation at City Hall
Carlsbad Literacy Newsletter: May/June 2011

The City Council issued two proclamations on Tuesday, April 5: one recogniz-ing National Volunteer Week April 10-16, and the other in honor of National Library Week and Carlsbad Reads Together.

Councilwoman Farrah Douglas read the proclamation that honored Carlsbad Literacy Services volunteers. Last year, 106 volunteers spent 12,869 hours helping 110 adults learn how to read. That equates to around $300,000 worth of services.

Carrie Scott, the community outreach supervisor for the literacy program, said, “We not only change the lives of the people we serve, but we change the lives of our volunteers.” She explained that the program has helped learners get better jobs, read to their children, and use computers.

Meli Barrett, volunteer tutor in Literacy Services, said she thought learners would want to be able to read books and newspapers, but found out they had difficulties doing everyday things such as reading contracts, street signs, and directions for medications. “I have been matched with an adult learner for about eight months, and in that time, I’ve seen him earn a license, get certification pertaining to his job ... get two job promotions and a separate job offer.”

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Times in Plain English

The Times in Plain English

A new newspaper for adult learners that has important news from America’s best sources of information. The writing is in clear, readable English.

The stories with links to the full articles come from these newspapers:

Arizona Republic
Los Angeles Times
Miami Herald
New York Times
Wall Street Journal
Washington Post


Topics Include:

Education
Health
Immigration
In Brief
Law
Money & Work
New York
News
Of Interest


The editor of The Times in Plain English is Arthur Schiff, the publisher of City Family magazine published in New York in the 1990′s.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Los Angeles Public Library

We Are Here
by Susie Pae, Los Angeles Public Library Literacy

Women’s Perspectives: Issue 6, 2011 – page 41


When I worked at the post office in New York, I had a very hard time, because some of the workers were racists and prejudiced towards me. I didn’t resist them. I didn’t report it to the union either. At that time, my English was not fluent, so I was not interested in different cultures. Now I’ve learned to enjoy all kinds of different food and cultures, which makes me energetic and strong in my daily life. We can be a rainbow. Even though a rainbow has seven colors, they make a wonderful unified image. My open mind makes me want to learn new things.

After all, we are part of the world. Another quality I discovered in myself became apparent recently. When the copper-gold mine collapsed in Chile, I was reminded of the 6.7 earthquake in Northridge, California. I was stuck in my apartment. First of all, I couldn’t get out of the room. All the furniture had fallen down and blocked the door. That happened at 4am, so I couldn’t see anything in the darkness. As soon as the rescue team came to the apartment, my son shouted to them, “We are here!!” But I closed my son’s mouth right away, because I was afraid of people whom I didn’t know. I thought they would kill us. After they disappeared, my son prayed, “Oh, God. Help us get out of here.” I said, “If I die now, I want to go to heaven with my son.” Finally the sun rose, my neighbors came to my window. I came out of the room through the broken window. All the trees celebrated that I was born again. It was the most difficult event in my life. It made me strong and determined to go on in my life. READ MORE !

Women's Perspectives showcases writings and artwork by adult literacy/basic education students across all levels. These collections provide a forum for ABE learners to consider and further their knowledge about a variety of issues relative to women's experiences that continue to impact their lives. We hope these collections will not only encourage students to reflect and write but to also learn from the each other through their stories and opinions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Literacy Tribune Newsletter: May 2011

Literacy Tribune: May 2011
The Adult Learner Network Newsletter

United Literacy, a non-profit organization, provides resources and support to adult literacy learners in the United States. Its aim is to make literacy education accessible and worthwhile for adult learners.

Main Story: Rising Gas Prices – Where Will They Stop?

History Lesson: Memorial Day: was first celebrated on May 30, 1868

Financial Literacy: Got a Budget?
Been thinking about money?


Member Spotlight: Jefferson Vidal
Age 43, just got his driver’s license. He found the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County in Long Branch NJ

Technology Watch: Mozilla Firefox 4: a web browser.
By Daniel Pedroza, Writer and Learner


The Literacy Tribune is looking for adult learner writers.

Are you an adult learner ?
Do you want to write ?
Do you want to publish your writing ?

You can write about:
Your road to literacy
Your literacy organization
Literacy resources you like

You can write book reviews, poetry, short stories
You can write articles about health, finance, or technology
You can write just about anything !

Monday, May 2, 2011

Imperial County Library

Reading is a family affair
Imperial Valley Press: 4.03.11 by Roman Flores


IMPERIAL — Two-year-old Safera Ayala of Imperial was all smiles as she scanned the table to pick out the free book she was going to take home.

“Dora!” she exclaimed as her mother, Julissa Ayala, showed her a colorful Dora the Explorer book.

This was one of the many sights Saturday during the LEARN Family Literacy Picnic at Eager Park here.

The Literacy Picnic was an event set to raise literacy awareness while acknowledging the many volunteer tutors, book learners and their families of the LEARN adult literacy program, said event coordinator Monica Reyes.

“We’re trying to send out the message that the library is the lifelong place to learn year-round,” said Imperial County Librarian Connie Barrington. “I think people automatically think ‘books,’ but libraries are so much more nowadays.”

For more information on the LEARN program visit your local library or call 760-355-1332. READ MORE !