Fun stuff from Connecticut Libraries

One of the things I love about traveling all over to teach is hearing about new projects and ideas from the library staff in my classes. I always come back with a bunch of scribbled notes on pieces of paper that eventually sift out of my notebooks, folders, pocketbook and who knows where in my suitcase.

So here are the notes that have surfaced from last week’s trip to CT:

  • Mystery on Pine Street – Wacky, fun, stop-motion claymation style video created by kids at the Cornwall (CT) Free Library as part of their 2007 Summer Reading Program.
  • Forman School Library – Short audio book teasers to encourage summer reading. The mp3 files are stored on their wikispaces account and presented with an embedded audio player.
  • Writers ClubNorwalk (CT) PL – Great project had kids reading their own riddles, writings and offering book reviews. They’ve used the handy playtagger audio player that comes from Nice simple way to embed an audio player on a regular web page.