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.

CLiF Spotlight: Why We Love Reptiles

Posted by on April 24, 2014.

Kath and Sue with python at Cutler School

We love reptiles because kids love reptiles. And when third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders know they’re going to meet some snakes, you can bet they’re excited to read about snakes.

 

Cutler School in West Swanzey, NH is a 2013-2014 CLiF Year of the Book school.

CLiF Spotlight: Lost and Found at Bethlehem Library

Posted by on February 25, 2014.

Bethlehem Public Library

On January 29, 2014, Duncan got lost on his way to Bethlehem Public Library.

You would think he’d know how to get there–CLiF has awarded Bethlehem a Rural Libraries sponsorship three times since 2003. But he walked into the building it shared with the town offices, and there it was… gone.

Feb. 21 Friday Links Library

Posted by on February 21, 2014.

Good morning!

Here are some stories we liked this week:

“Love cracks the code, creates curiosity, sustains attention and eventually lays knowledge at their feet as they become independent readers.

Feb. 14 Friday Links Library

Posted by on February 14, 2014.

Valentine’s Day/Nor’easter edition! Just got in from shoveling, so let’s start with a pick-me up:

  • Those kids reading aloud to shelter cats that went viral this week.
    The Animal Rescue League of Berks County, PA started a Book Buddies program when their program coordinator noticed her son preferred reading to a feline audience. 

CLiF Spotlight: A Day On the Road with Duncan

Posted by on December 13, 2013.

CLiF serves many thousands of children each year across New Hampshire and Vermont – a service area of 19,000 square miles. I’m on the road a great deal, giving presentations and meeting with kids, parents, teachers, coordinators, presenters, and donors.

Thursday, December 12, 2013 was an unusually long day for me: 17 hours and 372 miles.

The Big Book Order

Posted by on August 7, 2013.

Here’s a peek behind the scenes in the CLiF office. Julia is busy assembling a huge book order for CLiF’s fall programs through our partner First Book.

It’s a thoughtful process. Lots of kids in New Hampshire and Vermont are interested in hunting, animals, and nature, so she’s including

and while we’re on Hatchet, the survival genre is hot (think Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies).

Calling Rural Libraries: Apply for Grant, Attend Conference

Posted by on August 1, 2013.

Fifteen years ago CLiF’s very first literacy program supported rural public libraries. We’re delighted to once again offer the Rural Library Sponsorship and support public libraries and schools in New Hampshire and Vermont’s small towns. CLiF is accepting applications through September 16, 2013.