Thanks to the Collaborative Summer Library Program kids across the country are “making a splash” with Marianne Berkes. The 2010 Summer Library Children’s theme is “Make a Splash, READ!” and many libraries have chosen to include Over in the Ocean and Seashells by the Seashore into their programs. In this video excerpt with Riley Roam from Page Turner Adventures, Marianne talks about how to enhance the books with learning activities. Many of the activities mentioned in the video can be downloaded from our website. In addition, you can download MP3 files of Marianne reading and singing Over in the Ocean. Librarians — and parents! — have found these tools valuable in helping to connect children with both nature and reading.