Monday, July 30, 2012

California Literacy Calendar: August 2012

California Literacy Calendar: August 2012
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Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
- local, California and National -
visit the
for more information

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.

Southern California and California Literacy Events: August / September 2012
Aug 6   Everyday Technologies Wordy World = CyberSpace 6pm
Aug 11 Black Book Expo @ L A Convention Center
Aug 11 Learning Disabilities Adult Support Group Prov Tarzana Med Ctr 10am
Aug 11 DOG DAYS: DWK Sensory Friendly Film @ AMC Theaters 10am

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Your Local Library
Festival of Children: Sep 1-30 @ South Coast Plaza
International Literacy Day = Sep 8
Sep 8     Learning Disabilities Adult Support Group Prov Tarzana Med Ctr 10am
Natl Adult Education & Family Literacy Week = Sep 10-16
Sep 13   Practical Help for Parenting a Struggling Reader = CyberSpace 6pm
Sep 16   Children's Books & Literacy Brunch = San Diego CA
Sep 21+ Southern California Writers' Conference = Los Angeles
Sep 23   Central Coast Book & Author Festival = San Luis Obispo CA
Sep 30   Orange County Children's Book Festival @ Orange Coast College
Banned Book Week = Sep 30-Oct 6

National & International Literacy Events: August / September 2012
Aug 6+ Texas Literacy Conference - Austin
Aug 8+ Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning - Madison WI
Aug 11 DOG DAYS: DWK Sensory Friendly Films @ AMC Theaters 10am

September is Library Card Sign-Up Month @ Your Local Library
International Literacy Day = Sep 8
Natl Adult Education & Family Literacy Week = Sep 10-16
Sep 24   Punctuation Day
Banned Book Week = Sep 30-Oct 6
Sep 5+   World Congress on Learning Disabilities = Oviedo, Spain
Sep 6+   Center for Health Literacy Conf = Arlington VA
Sep 13+ Social Media 101 = CyberSpace
Sep 15   Lit Crawl NY = NY NY
Sep 21+ KidLitCon = New York Public Library
Sep 22+ National Book Festival National Mall = Washington DC
Sep 26+ Conference of the Book = Regensburg Germany
Sep 27+ New England Reading Assoc Conf = Nashua, NH
Sep 28+ Boston Globe–Horn Book Awards = Simmons College, Boston
Sep 30   National Story Night = Nationwide

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beaumont Library District

Literacy becomes mobile with Beaumont Library’s ‘Ready to Read’ van
Record Gazette: 7.24.2012

The Board of Trustees of the Beaumont Library District announces the arrival of the Ready to Read Van, provided through a grant from the Federal Library Services and Technology Act.

The $90,000 Community Early Literacy Project was created to take early literacy services out of the library to children from birth to five years old.

The services are designed for children at facilities that provide childcare and at preschools throughout the library district. Nearly 2,000 items will be available on the Ready to Read Van for Childcare providers to select from during each visit by the van.

“The Ready to Read Van gives us an option to work more closely with our community on the critical importance of early literacy skill development for young children,” stated Nancy Wood, Outreach Librarian, “We can deliver books, learning kits, and storytime materials, along with training for their use, in an environment where the message of read early and read often has proven of critical importance to ensure children enter their school years ready to learn to read.”

The Ready to Read Van made its local debut appearance in the annual Cherry Festival Parade and was shown off nationally at the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Anaheim at the end of June.

“The van displays original art provided by Michael Emberley, a children’s book illustrator, whose artwork so clearly captured the joy of reading and the essence of the early learning experience in the book An Annoying ABC by Barbara Bottner,” said Clara DiFelice, Library Director. “We took a chance and asked him if we could use the artwork and were thrilled when he said sure!”

Childcare providers and preschoolers throughout Beaumont and Cherry Valley are encouraged to contact Nancy Wood at the library at (951) 845-3222, to schedule a visit by the Ready to Read Van.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Literacy Tribune Newsletter: July 2012

Literacy Tribune: July 2012
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: Getting it off & Keeping it off: First Steps: By Julia Pusztai, MSN RN, Director, The Neighborhood Wellness Center
A History Lesson: The Social Security Act of 1935
On June 8, 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt told Congress that he wanted to start a program for social security.
Member Spotlight: Joe Buford
Learning to read and write has changed everything for Joe Buford, an adult learner of the
Nashville Adult Literacy Council.
Technology Watch: LibreOffice for Students and Non-Profits
It is at the top of my list of “must-have” software. It's free. You get a complete office suite.

The Literacy Tribune is looking for adult learner writers.
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Do you want to write ?
Do you want to publish your writing ?

You can write about:
Your road to literacy
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Literacy resources you like
You can write book reviews, poetry, short stories
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

California Literacy Calendar: July 2012

California Literacy Calendar: July 2012

SCLLN
Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
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the Southern California Library Literacy Network
for more information

Info about local Tutor Training Workshops is always Scrolling in the Right Frame.



Southern California and California Literacy Events: July 2012
July 12+ Comic-Con International San Diego
July 21   Sensory Friendly Films - ICE AGE Local AMCs 10am
July 25+ Romance Writers of America Anaheim
July 25+ Autism Society National Conference San Diego, CA
July 27+ Sierra Storytelling Festival Nevada City

National & International Literacy Events: July 2012
July 12+ Conference of the Americas Riviera: Maya, Mexico
July 21:  Autism Sensory Friendly Films: ICE AGE @10am
July 23+ NIOST Summer Seminars: Boston, MA
July 25+ Autism Society National Conference: San Diego, CA
July 25+ Romance Writers of America Conference: Anaheim, CA
July 29+ Correction Education Assn Conference: St. Paul, MN
July 30+ National Comprehensive Literacy Institute: Anaheim, CA
July 31+ Mental Health - Learning Disabilities in Children Plano, TX

Monday, July 2, 2012

Governor Signs Budget Bill: $4.7M for Libraries

Governor Signs Budget Bill - Leaves $4.7 Million in Place For Libraries Latest News – CLA: 6.28.2012 Mike Dillon, CLA Lobbyist; Christina DiCaro, CLA Lobbyist

The State Capitol has been quite busy this week, as the Legislature works feverishly to pass more than 20 Budget-related “trailer bills” to compliment the larger Budget bill that was passed and sent to the Governor on June 15. The Budget has been sitting on Governor Brown’s desk since that date, and he had until midnight Wednesday to sign the Budget bill, AB 1464 by Assemblyman Blumenfield (Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee). The Governor also has the ability to use his “blue pencil” authority to make reductions to the Budget bill. Fortunately, when Governor Brown signed the Budget, at 9:30 last night, he left in place $4.7 million that we and CLA members and supporters fought so hard for, which is intended to save the public library literacy programs and the California Library Services Act from elimination. READ MORE !

ASSEMBLY BILL No. 1464 – Amended in Senate, June 13, 2012 [ page 565 ]
6120-211-0001—For local assistance, California State Library, Program 20-Library Development Services 1,880,000
6120-213-0001—For local assistance, California State Library, Program 20-Library Development Services—California Library Literacy and English Acquisition Services Program, pursuant to Section 18880 of the Education Code 2,820,000

Send Thank You Letters to
Assembly Members & State Senators for their SUPPORT !

Assembly Member Bob Blumenfield, Chair of the Budget Committee
Capitol Office
State Capitol, P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0040
(916) 319-2040

Assembly Member Jim Nielsen, Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee
Capitol Office
State Capitol Room #6031
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 319-2002

Senate Budget Subcom 1-Educ Finance
Senator Carol Liu, Chair
State Capitol, Room 5061
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 324-7543
Senator Ted Gaines
State Capitol, Room 3060
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 324-2680
Senator Rod Wright
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 445-3712

Assembly Budget Subcom 2-Educ Finance
Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, Chair
State Capitol, Room 2188
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2111
Assemblyman Bill Berryhill
State Capitol, Room 3141
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2126
Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
State Capitol, Room 2163
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2141
Assemblyman Brian Nestande
State Capitol, Room 4139
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2164
Assemblyman Sandre Swanson
State Capitol, Room 6012
Sacramento, CA 95814
Fax: (916) 319-2116

Governor
c/o
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento CA 95814
916 . 445 . 2841