for the list:  Here is the Drawn to Reading website:

Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director
Massachusetts Center for the Book
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617.521.2719 (office); 617.872.3718 (mobile)

Our Commonwealth is Reading.

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:32 AM, Walker, Suzanne <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

This is Suzanne (and Sammy) from Indiana,


I’d like to talk about a program we have here in Indiana called Drawn to Reading…this could be expanded to other states and could work with the branding idea that Sharon mentions below.  Basically we have a print shop that prints child designed bookmarks for distribution at the National Book Festival and to our Public Libraries.    It’s a great program and one that could be easily duplicated. 


I’m interested in Vine and Twitter ideas too.  I’m not as familiar with Vine, but it’d be so easy to start a twitter hashtag of folks sharing their reading journey on a predetermined date all over the country. 


Looking forward to it!


Suzanne Walker

Children’s Services Consultant

Director, Indiana Center for the Book

Collaborative Summer Library Program State Representative

Indiana State Library

Professional Development Office

140 N. Senate Ave 

Indianapolis, IN  46204

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From: Center for the Book state centers communication [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Mass Center for the Book
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 6:49 PM
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Subject: Re: CFB webinar June 17


Hi, Mary -- I see that 12 people have pre-registered already ... all of you should have an invitation with a link in your email queue to register for the webinar.  I'll send another reminder midweek but do register early so I can generate an attendance list to send out via the List.  


As for agenda ...  two things in my takeaway notes:


1/  I would like to talk about developing the state center network brand ... perhaps by developing a nationwide program that all of us could promote in our states/commonwealths/territories.  (Might Illinois's Family Reading Night be something that could expand?)


2/ What are we doing about digital/visual reading/communication?  Maryland is wondering if we could do something with Vine?  What about Twitter?  What about a future of reading initiative?


OK ... that's all from Massachusetts!


(thanks for re-sending the highlights ... I've just reprinted them and will read well before the meeting)






don't forget to register.... 



Sharon Shaloo, Executive Director

Massachusetts Center for the Book

617.521.2719 (office); 617.872.3718 (mobile)


Our Commonwealth is Reading.


On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Mary Menzel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dear all,


I'm thinking about the agenda for our webinar and have gotten some inquires, too.  Since Guy has forwarded electronic docs of the highlights from each Center, I don't think we need to take the time (and won't really HAVE the time) to do a round-robin from each Center participating in the webinar.  If you attended the idea exchange, maybe you can forward me the topics that you think would benefit most from discussion during the webinar.  And if you didn't attend but read the attached state highlights, maybe you can forward me the questions that arise from your reading, or the issues that you'd most like to hear about during the webinar.


Thank you all for your time,




On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM, Lamolinara, Guy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Hi--attached are the highlights that were provided (not everyone provided something). It is in 2 parts. I hope this helps. This will give you a good idea of what others are doing.


Guy Lamolinara

Communications Officer

Center for the Book

Library of Congress

101 Independence Ave.S.E.

Washington, DC 20540-4920

(202) 707-9217

(202) 707-0269 (fax)





Mary Menzel
Director, California Center for the Book


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