This week the grassroots effort called, Share a Story - Shape a Future - which was started by some well know kidlit bloggers, is hosting a week long event which promises to have some great blog posts, some cool prizes and lots of FABULOUS information.
Here is the description from the website:
All this week, people passionate about books and reading will explore some of the challenges that can get in the way of that daily dose of reading. We're not going to quote studies or print lists of statistics. We're not even going to tell you that you have to read with your child.Instead, we're going to introduce you to resources and share specific, do-able activities that can help you make reading "just" a regular part of your daily life. Share a Story - Shape a Future is an event to offer tried-and-true ideas for promote reading as a life-long skill.
I am still knee deep in book fair, but I plan to sit down and read some of these great posts later this week. I am also planning on sending out the links to my teachers, many teachers here are not avid blog readers (who has the time, many of them would say) but I think that many of them will be (or should be) interested in the information that will be presented throughout the week! One of the things that I think make a media specialist invaluable to the staff of a school is providing information to the teachers that they may not find on their own - one of the reasons why I read so many blogs!