In the first installment of "Rural Roots," a blog about rural librarianship and its challenges, library director Larry Grieco shares how a couple carpet-covered walls brought new energy to Gilpin County Public Library.
ALA's Public Programs Office is now accepting applications for the 2014 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award. Apply by April 18.
Librarians at Texas A&M University-San Antonio had seen one too many unwanted pets dumped on their remote campus. Strategic community partnerships help them take action.
If you know teens, you know they are into anime. There are numerous ways to utilize the teen’s love of anime into library programming: host an anime club, participate in Free Comic Book Day, art contests, and more. But what if you want to go even bigger? How about putting on a library anime CON (convention)?
How do you get students to learn about information literacy, have fun and work together, for little cost and even less staff involvement? Try making posters of word searches and crosswords with various library themes.
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced the official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles.
Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten took place from August 15 through Teen Read Week, October 13–19, with more than 32,000 votes cast. This year, there were twenty-eight nominees that competed for the “top ten” list. The official 2013 Teens’ Top Ten titles can be found below and are also featured in a video announcement at the Teens’ Top Ten website.
A STEM program at the Spokane (Wash.) Public Library.
The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to allow libraries to initiate Día Family Book Club programs. Mini-grants are part of ALSC’s Everyone Reads @ your library grant, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
This month, EDSITEment provides a Common Core examplar with In the Time of Butterflies; explores Galileo’s universe; discusses the how the New and Old Worlds collided in America; traces the growing crisis in the Union in Antebellum America; and takes a look at a Halloween classic.