These days, almost every child has a smart phone or iPhone. As a way to encourage activity and movement in a generation that is becoming increasingly sedentary, free apps are available for children of all ages that encourage both fitness and gaming. Let’s explore the top three for tweens and teens! Zombie Run, Wokamon and Ingress will be explored. Chat and discuss how to incorporate these apps into your summer reading program. Perfect for Get in the Game, Read!


Original broadcast May 9, 2016

Biography ~ Jonathan Dolce

Jonathan currently works for Lake County Library System, and has been working in Central Florida libraries since 2000. He earned the Community Services Division’s Employee of the Year award in Volusia County, and got published in VOYA, among other really spiffing great times. Took two years out to be a mountaintop farmer in Puerto Rico, then returned to Central Florida libraries where he headed Youth Services at Maitland Public Library for four years. Completed a one-year stint at Athens Regional Library as their Regional Children’s Librarian where I was able to garner a grant for an amazing shadow puppet show by and for the Hispanic community there – subsequently had the show tour all the libraries for summer reading! Realizing Central Florida really was home, he is now happily the Branch Supervisor at Astor County Library and having a great time. Jonathan just returned from a five-workshop tour of Central Florida aiding fellow librarians in implementing the 2016 summer reading program.