Improving Literacy Through the School Libraries Grant KICK OFF NIGHT!
Monday, January 26, 2009 |
DEXTER - Please Come Join Us on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 6-8 p.m. at the Dexter Primary/ Middle School Gym!
SAD #46 applied for and was chosen to receive the Improving Literacy Through the School Libraries grant through the Department of Education in Washington DC. This program helps schools improve reading achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and professionally certified school library media specialists. Only 80 schools around the country were chosen.
SAD #46 is using the funds for the following activities:
Refreshments will be available, along with a book sale for current new books at low, low prices!
- Purchasing up-to-date school library media resources, including books;
- Acquiring and using advanced technology that is integrated into the school curricula to develop and enhance the information literacy, information retrieval, and critical-thinking skills of students;
- Facilitating Internet links and other resource-sharing networks among school and school library media centers, and public and academic libraries;
- Providing professional development for school library media specialists and provide activities that foster increased collaboration among school library media specialists, teachers, and administrators; and
- Providing students with access to school libraries during nonschool hours, weekends, and summer vacations.
Sign up for one of many door prizes including MP3 players, books on tape and more!