DVD&Book Kits: “If you can’t beat them, join them”?!

Many children are visual learners.  Many of these same children are reluctant readers.  Here’s a cool idea to bridge that gap from the Matton Public Library in Illinois. 

And yet, the reporter for the Herald & Review characterizes this new library service as “part of their if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them strategy.”  Really?  Is that what the Mattoon Public Library is doing?  I guess I was under the impression that literacy is more than just text-based and that helping children learn to and love to read is a pretty non-controversial aspect of librarianship.  Ooooo.  DVDs.  IN THE LIBRARY.  Scandalous.  Aren’t we past this yet?  And here I thought gaming was the new pariah. 

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One thought on “DVD&Book Kits: “If you can’t beat them, join them”?!

  1. Thanks for that link- I just shared it with our the head of the youth collection and I think we’re going to try doing that for next year 🙂

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