Even if your library doesn't have much space to add a new project area, you can get some great ideas for adding a "stealth programming" early literacy station by reading Play & Learn Spots in a Small Library.
Need help finding books to recommend to boys? Try the Guys Read website. It...
- collects book recommendations for boys, and
- gives adults strategies to help boys connect to reading
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The Calgary (Alberta, Canada) Public Library has an innovative program that addresses the connection between low literacy rates and crime. They've partnered with a local school, the police department, and a local Rotary Club to offer "It’s a Crime Not to Read."