I'm brand new to Library 2.0 and your post in the Creative Librarians group is one of the first things I've viewed. I sent my youth services librarian co-workers a link to your new Getting Boys to Read site.
I notice it is currently in beta. One thing I'd like to see added to the blog is an 'About' tab to explain further what the site is all about.
Looking forward to exploring your blog and other contributions.
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Apologies for missing your comment. If you're still working on Teaching Boys to Read and making some connections to hip hop or popular culture, please do send me info and pr at:
I have a couple of outlets I can use to spread the word.
I am a staff member from a small library branch with only two people in Sydney, Australia. I participated in the library2.0 program last year which was organised by the NSW State Library. We now continue our journey of learning which includes "Nings". It brought me here to your ning page. I am very interested in your "GettingBoystoRead" site. I would like to share it with my colleagues. We hope to use a lot tips from your site to achieve our goal. I hope that you don't mind. Thanks.
helo sir, am currently a 4rth yr student in LIS
I've viewed your site on getting boys to read and its very interesting and educational
May I ask for information regarding an example of a year-round library
activities that you have been doing in your respective institution
Thanks a lot
I also have two boys who hate to read and have been researching guys reading for some time. why don't boys like to read? too boring, not as exciting as video games, not interested. some like movies better than reading.
Great work! I am also a high school teacher-librarian and will certainly be able to use your blog! Who knows, if my schedule slows down I might even be able to contribute to it! Having two young boys of my own, I appreciate everything you are doing!
Hi Mike. Thanks for contacting me. It is possible that I could help/support what you're trying to do. I'm pulling for you, of course. However, I'm not a K-12 librarian, nor a public librarian. I work in a technical college. Anyway, nice to hear from you and I wish you the best of luck on getting more boys to read.
Hi Mike, yes i'm sure the website will be useful. i'll pass it on to the trainer i met on my course so she can include it in her background notes. Sounds like you're singing from the same hymn sheet which is encouraging.
Mike, thanks for your inquiry. I think your plan is a good one. I am probably not up-to-date on incentives for boys and reading, but if i hear of anything, I'll let you know. I know that some colleagues at Harris County Public Library (Houston area), have some folks who are interested in that. You might check their e-branch blog. My friend, Grace Lillevig, could connect you I think. Kind good wishes. Lou W
Hi, Mike - thanks for the invite. Now that I have retired (about a month ago) I am slowly reducing my networking contacts; so I decline your invitation. However, I took a quick look at your site and will recommend it to a couple of my colleagues at MFPOW. My own experience with reading was seeing my parents with books or magazines in front of them early in the morning, during the day, and *especially* in the evening. Certainly I grew up with radio and then tv, but I grew up amidst reading materials. One stifler to boys' willingness to read is the parents inability to afford reading material in the home - stuff that stays there and can be consulted, even read, over and over again. Best wishes.
Hi Mike, thanks for posting on my page, I'll definitely look at your blog and website links, personally I have a 16 year old who as a young reader loved it, now I noticed his interest in books has fallen off, so i am stumped a bit, I know "life" as a teen distracts from reading but I still wonder how his interest has fallen off so dramatically, a good topic, thanks!
I've never worked with children in a library setting. I do recall that, forty five years ago, it was not libraries that really turned me onto reading, since the school and public libraries didn't have most of the books I wanted to read at that age--science fiction, comics, spy stories, and war stories. Those titles I found in affordable abundance in used bookstores. These days public libraries do stock the categories I wanted to read at ages 14 and 15, and physical used book stores are much less common than fifty years ago.
Thanks for posting on my Library 2.0 page. I'm now an academic librarian and don't work with children or young adults at this point, but I wish you the best as you seek people with whom to partner around your interest of boys and reading.
Hi Mike - It's been a long time since I've entered into my Ning page. I work at a public library and I just don't have the time to continue working on Learning 2.1. I completed Learning 2.0 some time ago and learned a lot. I will try to check your blog.