What’s On Your Bookshelf This Summer? The CLiF Team’s Summer Reads

Posted by on July 27, 2017.

It should come as no surprise that the staff at CLiF – where our mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont – loves to read! Here’s what we’ve been reading this summer.

Middle Ground: Fizz, Boom, and Read this Summer!

Posted by on July 14, 2014.

In a public library, summer is the time of year when the children’s room truly comes to life.

It is the time of year when books are returned with sand from the beach stuck in their plastic book covers, when kids walk into the children’s room still soaking wet from their morning swim lessons and plop down on our giant teddy bear to read a book.

CLiF Spotlight: Back to Camp!

Posted by on June 30, 2014.

Copper Cannon 2012

On June 25 I donned shorts and flip-flops and traveled to Bethlehem, NH to visit Copper Cannon Camp (CCC) located on 128 acres adjacent to the White Mountain National Forest. CCC has thick woods, views of distant mountains, and the Gale River running through the property.

June 6 Friday Links Library

Posted by on June 6, 2014.

June is here! We’re celebrating lots of grant program finales and are gearing up for summer… Summer Readers in particular. Let’s take a breather to catch up on some literacy news.

 

  • Just in time for Father’s Day next weekend, here’s the #DadsRead campaign. 

May 16 Friday Links Library

Posted by on May 16, 2014.

Lots of news over the past two weeks! Here’s the roundup:

Middle Ground: Making Noise in the Library

Posted by on April 28, 2014.

Essex Free Library DCF book group

Every couple of months, I meet and discuss books with a group of some of the most critical and thoughtful readers I know. They’re insightful, articulate, and extremely smart. They’re also in grades 4 through 8.

 

They are members of the Essex Free Library’s Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Discussion Group, and each time we meet, we discuss a book from the DCF list.

April 18 Friday Links Library

Posted by on April 18, 2014.

It’s National Library Week! This week celebrates our public and school libraries as trusted, relevant, and committed community resources and raises awareness of challenges libraries face. CLiF is honored to partner with many rural libraries that bring incredible value to their communities–often on shoestring budgets.

Feb. 28 Friday Links Library

Posted by on February 28, 2014.

Happy Friday!

Here are some stories we liked this week:

A review of Bookmooch, a book swap club, and impressive statistics on how members can donate their points to “school libraries, classroom libraries, public libraries, and prison libraries” so they can choose gently used books for their collections.