[Greater-Baltimore] Exciting Summer Opportunities for LBPD Youth

KidsDesk LBPD -MSL- kidsdesk.lbpd at maryland.gov
Wed Jun 16 22:18:58 UTC 2021

Hello Everyone,
Schools are closing and the summer fun is just ramping up.  Please read
below about two youth summer opportunities with The Maryland State Library
for the Blind.  Both opportunities can earn you additional points towards
your Tails and Tales Summer Reading challenge.

One is the Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer
Library Program.  This is an annual event open to teens from 13-18 years
old. The other is the LBPD Summer Reading Buddy Program.  Would you like to
help other youngsters become better Braille readers?  Working with Ms.
LaShawn, Youth librarian, you will be partnered up with another reader to
practice reading Braille together. This activity also can qualify for
Service Learning Hours toward your high school diploma.   Read more about
both below.

*LBPD Summer Reading Buddy Program*

Are you interested in working with other youth this summer?  Can you read
Braille?  Then this may be an opportunity for you.  During July 6th -
August 6th, work with another peer and read together!  Older teens will be
paired with a younger reader to read together twice a week for 15-30
minutes.    Teens would be offered service learning hours and the younger
or less experienced reader would gain valuable coaching in literacy.  Both
readers can also earn points toward their summer reading challenge. All
sessions will take place virtually in break-out rooms on either Zoom or
Google Meet.  LBPD staff will monitor all sessions and offer technical
assistance when needed.

How it Works:
Buddy pairs arrive for their scheduled meeting time each week and are
greeted.  Then each pair is assigned to their own breakout room. They will
have identical sets of braille books; either hard copy or ebraille.
Strategies will be shared with the more advanced reader on how to read with
their buddy.  Youth will also be allowed to play virtual games during their
meeting times.  Only LBPD youth patrons are invited to participate.

If interested, please complete this form by June 25th.  Use the following
link to register: https://bit.ly/3gzsz4G
Based on the interest, you will be notified of your reading buddy and times
to meet by July 2, 2021.

*Teen Video Challenge *

The Teen Video Challenge, sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library
Program (CSLP), is an annual national video contest open to all teens
(librarian and teacher support is encouraged). The challenge is for teens
to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique
interpretation of the 2021 CSLP slogan “Tails (animal tail) and Tales
(stores from around the world).” Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds
and should promote libraries and reading.


Videos will be accepted from *June 1 through August 6, 2021.*

   - The contest is open to teens 13-18 (though it's fine for people older
   or younger to appear in the videos).
   - The process is simple; teens just need to upload their video to the
   social media outlet of their choice, submit a link to their video, and
   complete a simple online form.
   - Videos will be limited to 60 seconds, making this a doable project for
   individuals or small teams.
   - Teens/teen teams may submit more than one video.
   - The program will accept submissions from June 1-Aug 6, 2021.
   - Permission and model release forms will only be required from the
   winning entries (completing the forms is a requirement to receive prizes
   and acknowledgment).
   - There will be 5 national winners, who will each receive a cash prize
   of $200. The TVC Ad-Hoc Committee will convene a judging panel from CSLP
   partners and members in August.


   - Official TVC Submission Form
   - 2021 TVC Contest Rules
   - Logo files to help promote the contest:

   - Teen Video Challenge Logo COLOR [.png]
      - Teen Video Challenge Logo B&W [.png]

   - 2020's 5 winning videos:

If you have any questions about these programs, please contact
kidsdesk.lbpd at maryland.gov  <kidsdesk.lbpd at maryland.gov>



Youth Librarian

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