Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Let's Get Boys Reading


Michael Sullivan, author of Connecting Boys with Books, will be at the library on Thursday evening, September 30, at 7 pm. A former NH librarian (I can say I knew him "when"), Michael has written two books on this subject of interest to many parents and teachers. How do we get young boys into books and raise them to be lifelong readers? What activities and tactics will provide that spark? Michael has been traveling around the country sharing his approach, and we're lucky to have him come to Merrimack.

We shift into high gear when boys (and girls, too) come to the desk to ask for reading suggestions. There are many popular series out there, and when they've finished one, they want to know what to read next. Tools like NoveList, which you can access through the Database page of our website, are a great help, as are the More Titles Like This and More Authors Like This links in our catalog. If we have youngsters who love to read, we want to keep them at it.
Michael's program is of interest to parents, teachers, youth group leaders, and anyone in a position to influence boys.

Seating is limited, so please register. Michael's books will be for sale for cash or personal check. I should add that in addition to recommending ways to connect boys and books, Michael also writes books for boys.

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