Programming Ideas for
Summer Reading 2013
We've unearthed movie programming patrons of all ages will DIG!
Planning for your movie event is easy with a Public Performance Site License. Enhance your library's 2013 Summer Reading Program with movies. Here are some books-to-movie suggestions to help make your future movie nights something patrons of all ages can enjoy!
"Dig Into Reading" Children's Program
Invite your younger patrons to get their hands dirty this summer! Focus summer reading programming on activities that involve digging, like a presentation about animals who live underground, a treasure hunt, a fossil excavation, or a garden planting party. Coordinate these activities with a movie about conservation, plants or underground animals for an easy event!
- James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
- The Land Before Time series by Beverly Lazor -Bahr
- Die Unendliche Geschichte (The Neverending Story) by Michael Ende
"Beneath the Surface" Teen's Program
Go deep into the heart of a tale with programming centered on what lies beneath. Programming featuring caves, creatures and ancient mysteries can inspire activities like hieroglyphics painting, mineshaft mazes and even zombie crafts. These ideas go great with movies that focus on getting to the bottom of a mystery.
- Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- The Hobbit, There and Back Again by J. R. R. Tolkien
"Groundbreaking Reads" Adult's Program
Chances are every adult has some book they've read that has influenced his or her life. Celebrate these reads by polling your patrons and creating a display of the most mentioned titles and the reasons why they're special. Pick a few of them to feature this summer during your adult book club.
- Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King
- Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally
- Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen
Have you seen some familiar storylines in movies lately?
Feature a movie that was adapted from a book's storyline, and have your audience point out the similarities between the two.
- What story does the movie's plot remind you of?
- What characters from the book are featured in the movie's plot?
- How does the movie's storyline differ from the original tale?
Have fun comparing and contrasting!
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