If you like to dress up for Halloween or are planning a Halloween costume-themed program at your library, take a look at Jackie Reeve's 21 Children’s Book Characters Born To Be Halloween Costumes at BuzzFeed.
For great tips on getting boys interested in reading, take a look at Stealthy Readers' Advisory: Getting Boys to Read, written by Dawn Wacek (director of the Rice Lake (WI) Public Library.) Here's an excerpt from the article (with emphases added by me):
Now that many public libraries are wrapping up your Summer Library Program, it's a chance to review what worked and to think about what you'd like to do next year. To help you plan your 2014 SLP programs, I asked Winnefox member libraries to share who was their library's best Summer Library Program performer in 2013, and got these great reviews:
Reading out loud improves reading skills, and reading to a dog gives kids a chance to read to a non-judgmental listener. For many children, it allows a rare chance to experience stress-free reading. Considering starting a "Read to a Dog" program at your library? Over at the WisPubLib discussion list, Arin C. Wilken (Mondovi PL) asked,