SPLAMBA Meeting Minutes — January 18, 2011

Present: Don, Courtney, Karen, Jane, Dina

Book Reviews

Charlie Bone Series (CD)
Dark is Rising Series (CD)
Charles and Emma: The Darwin’s Leap of Faith (CD)
The River between Us by Peck (CD)
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat (CD)
Lulu and the Brontosaurus
Old CDS by Carol Stirrine (craft book)
Man Gave Names to all the Animals by Dylan (book with CS)

Proposed Schedule

Wed, Feb 16 – MCFL Administration Office, Marina
Fri, April 15 – Workshop – Watsonville Library
Tues, May 17 – Steinbeck Library, Salinas
Wed, Aug 17 – Carmel Library
Fri, Oct 21 – MCFL Administration Office, Marina
Tues, Dec 20 – Steinbeck Library, Salinas


  • Proposed Date and Place: April 15, 9-1:00, Watsonville Public Library (as per Susan’s email)
  • Proposed Topic: Tweens (4- 7 grades) Possible components:
    • Guest speaker providing expertise on characteristics of age
    • Book talking related to fiction and non-fiction curriculum
    • Teaching library skills
    • Programming
    • Summer Reading Tie-In (programming and/or book lists
  • Karen will speak to Susan and begin looking for speakers.

Graphic Novel Bookmark

  • Don will call Ben and Donna concerning a payment concern.

New Assignment/ Next Publication

  • Courtney will serve as the Publications Chairwoman.
  • Ideas for next publication:
    • Tween Summer Reading List
    • Humor List – update
    • Historical Fiction List- new
    • Best for Kindergarten List – new
    • Best for Preschool List- new

Summer Reading Partnership Ideas

  • Cost Plus World Market, Santa Cruz, Marina – Jeanne or Courtney look into?
  • Defense Language Institute and Naval Post Graduate School – Karen will explore
  • Monterey Language Capital of the World – Karen will explore
  • Tung Yi Kimura, Asian Library Specialist at El Gabilan, Salinas, may have ideas to share.

Summer Reading Programming

  • Joanne, Don and Courtney plan to attend the Performer’s Showcase on Feb 5th.
  • The Big Box on the PLP site is a good resource.

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