August 2012

Voting Now Open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

Get teens more involved in your library (and your library’s programming) by encouraging them to vote in the Teens’ Top Ten. Offered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), the contest encourages all teens (aged 12–18) to vote for their favorite books from the last year in an annual poll. Voting is open now through September 15.

New for August at EDSITEment

This month, EDSITEment goes back to school; celebrates the Statue of Liberty; marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation; discusses “Bartleby, the Scrivener” (even if you would prefer not to); and looks back at August 1968.

Back-to-School Fall 2012

We’ve culled our most popular lessons in history, literature, art, and culture and foreign languages to jump start your class: