Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A Night at the Library - Stuffed Animals!

For several years, stuffed animal sleepovers have been a popular program in many children's departments. The word is getting out that libraries like to host fun events but there's a solid reason behind why we do them - to develop a love of reading in children.

In CNN's article "After a night at the library, stuffed animals help kids read", a New Jersey library's sleepover is highlighted along with a study that researched the effectiveness of the program. Verdict: kids do read more to their stuffed animals after attending a sleepover! Give yourself a pat on the back!

Share the article when you plan your next sleepover to add more weight to the "fluff". If you are interested in hosting a sleepover, check out this post and this post on ALSC Blog to start your planning.

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