There's a serious discussion going on over at the alsc-l listserv about this Booklist article, in which Terrence E. Young jr. provides a possible format for a one-hour family literacy night. The controversy isn't in whether or not one should provide such programs, but in the first element of the program he proposes: showing a video. Yes, the video is of Rosemary Wells' book Read to Your Bunny, but it is a video, rather than a read-aloud. Does this send the wrong message to families, or is it totally appropriate, given the video's content? Also, in his program, he doesn't mention anything about discussing the 6 early literacy skills with parents, although they are probably (I'm guessing) included in one of the "goody bag" handouts. Is this enough? What do you think of his Family Literacy Night agenda?