Bring Literacy to PRIME TIME
Angela Hanshaw | April 29, 2010
Want to expand upon your library’s literacy programming? Curious about the PRIME TIME Family Reading Time program? Here’s your chance to apply for a grant that includes a training workshop, stipends, and materials.
Call of the Wild (and of the Canines)
Angela Hanshaw | April 27, 2010
Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m a dog person. I’d say ask me about my own dog, but you don’t have to—chances are, I’ll tell you about her anyway. And so when I saw that Stockton-San Joaquin County (Calif.) Public Library had picked Call of the Wild by Jack London for their Big Read program and kicked it off with an event featuring dogs, I had to share.
Kentucky Kids Get Ekphrastic
Constance Alexander | April 21, 2010
You may not know what the word “ekphrastic” means, but a host of kids from west Kentucky in grades three through nine could tell you. Ekphrastic poems comment on another art form, such as painting, sculpture, or architecture.
Discussing Anne Frank
Angela Hanshaw | April 13, 2010
Last month, Programming Librarian looked at the goldmine of resources PBS provides; here’s another nugget you can use. PBS launched its premiere of Masterpiece Theater’s The Diary of Anne Frank this week, and its accompanying website offers a number of valuable resources.
New for April at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | April 08, 2010
This April, EDSITEment celebrates National Poetry Month as well as Jazz Appreciation Month. It also looks at the Kennedy Administration and the Civil Rights movement, and Romare Bearden’s The Dove.
Q&A with Beth Prindle, Curator of John Adams Unbound
Jennifer Dominiak | April 07, 2010
If you are searching for first-hand insight into our nation’s history, try exploring a book once owned by our nation’s second President. John Adams dedicated much of his life to amassing a remarkable 3,500 volume personal library. He firmly believed an “ample and well chosen Assortment of Books” would serve many personal, political, and spiritual ends.
Featured Libraries: Greensboro and Loudoun County Public Libraries
Colleen Barbus | April 06, 2010
If you’re interested in initiating some poetry-related programming in your library—to coincide with April’s designation as National Poetry Month, or for any time of year—take a look at programs hosted by the Greensboro (N.C.) Public Library and the Loudoun County (Va.) Public Library for insight and ideas.
Help Kids Explore the Universe @ your library
Megan Humphrey | April 01, 2010
Everyone knows that a library card is a ticket to far-off lands. Now through a partnership with IMAX and Warner Bros. Pictures, ALA will help library users explore the universe.