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This week was our first #FeednRead of the new school year! Even though students have been in school for a month, we kicked off all the reading FUN by celebrating The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Dot Day, and the concept of MAKE YOUR MARK!


Students and volunteers alike shared a fantastic meal (two words: Fish. Tacos.) prepared by Daylight Mind Coffee. YUMMY!


Stories were shared, books were chosen, fun was had, and we made our marks thanks to lots and lots of sidewalk chalk.


Students of all ages were able to build their stacks since we had so many BRAND NEW BOOKS to choose from! I don't know what I would do without Scholastic Book Clubs (HOORAY $1 deals!).


As always, it takes a village and we could not do it without our great volunteers: teachers, principals, teens, families, community members, and more. We appreciate our local businesses, and to Ulu Wini for letting us be a part of your community.

Check out a few of the pictures of stories and smiles!







It takes a LOT of books to keep this program going!


Scroll through to see the rest!

Until next month, HAPPY READING!


#feednread #communityoutreach #literacy #volunteer #storytime #kidlit



One of my favorite apps right now is QuiverVision, a 3D augmented reality coloring app (available in IOS, Android, and Amazon).


It combines physical coloring pages with augmented reality technology to make the coloring page "come alive." Download and print the coloring pages (there are free and paid options), COLOR, then scan the QR code on the page and watch what happens.


One of my favorite lessons is to pair a reading of The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds with the corresponding QuiverVision coloring page when we celebrate Dot Day.


But I also love QuiverVision as a station in the library, for early finishers, or as an option at our #FeednRead events. Including our most recent one.


The theme was "Summer Reading Ready" so I downloaded the "Summertime Shells" coloring page. The young gentleman in these photos colored his page and was SO proud of his artwork. Then we told him that something special would happen if he scanned it with the iPad (manned by one of our teen volunteers). In this case, when you tap on one of the colored objects in the app, it plays music.


OMG, the SMILE on his face. He spent the entire evening telling anyone who would listen about the "MAGIC" (his word) he witnessed and how to make it happen. He started handing out coloring sheets to everyone, hurrying them to finish coloring so they too could experience the "magic," and grabbing teens and adults and demonstrating how it happened. His ENTHUSIASM was so contagious and made everyone smile all night long. And the fact that he was communicating with anyone and everyone who would listen despite English being his second language was a delight to watch.


Please don't think that this was "just coloring." It was so much more than that and even if for just a moment in time, it built a community around this shared activity and experience. I feel blessed to have watched it unfold.


Check out QuiverVision and definitely add it to your Dot Day activities. All ages enjoy this!


#feednread #coloring #makerspace #communityoutreach #volunteering #techtidbit #technology

Stories and smiles and books, oh my!


Our last #FeednRead of the school year was a success and a chance for many students to get SUMMER READING READY!


As always, it takes a village and we could not do it without our great volunteers: teachers, principals, teens, families, community members, and more. Even one of my dear friends in town on vacation joined in the fun. We appreciate our local businesses Daylight Mind Coffee and Kiawe Smokehouse for the FOOD, and to Ulu Wini for letting us be a part of your community.


Check out the pictures of just a few of the kids building their book stacks. Thanks to all the books I was able to purchase from Scholastic Book Clubs (HOORAY $1 deals!), it was a chance for us to let the kids stock up for summer reading.









#bookaccessforall #communityoutreach #literacy #storytime #kidlit #ifyoubuildittheywillcome #projectlitkona #whyiteach #teachers #librarians #bookaccess #kidsneedbooks #outreach #volunteers #summerreading

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