Help Us Learn More about Your Civic Engagement Programs
Angela Thullen | August 25, 2011
The ALA Center for Civic Life is mapping civic engagement activities in libraries. We need your help! If you haven’t already filled out our survey, it’s not too late. We are interested in learning more about more about civic/community engagement activities in libraries.
Lunch with Books
Angela Hanshaw | August 23, 2011
I stumbled upon the hugely successful Lunch with Books program series at the Ohio County Public Library (OCPL) in Wheeling, West Virginia, and had to share.
ALA Council Supports Out of School Library Programs
Steve Zalusky | August 18, 2011
The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) passed a resolution encouraging ALA members to tell their legislators, as well as local and national organizations and associations, about the value to their library of Out of School library programs.
Apply Now for a Free Moon Viewing Kit
Keliann LaConte | August 16, 2011
The Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) is pleased to invite public and school libraries to apply for a free Moon viewing kit! To qualify for a kit, applicants must commit to hosting an International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) event on Saturday, October 8, 2011.
Teen Read Week Photo Contest Launched
Stephanie Kuenn | August 11, 2011
As part of Teen Read Week 2011, teens can enter a photo contest and win autographed books or an e-reader from Penguin Books for Young Readers.
New for August at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | August 09, 2011
This month, EDSITEment helps you get ready to go back to school, offers American Art Appreciation Month resources, celebrates the first commercial recording of country music, and recommends some history websites.
Workshops Bring Out the Artist in Everyone
Susan Opasik | August 04, 2011
Martin County (Fla.) Library System has hit the mother lode recently with a series of art workshops that have tapped into a seemingly endless number of potential participants.
Featured Library: Scituate Town Library
Angela Hanshaw | August 02, 2011
Looking for programming that includes parents, children, teens, science, and a local partnership? Check out the the Scituate (Mass.) Town Library for inspiration.
Summer Activity Series for Teens
Angela Hanshaw | July 28, 2011
In addition to the usual summer reading program, the Pasadena (Calif.) Public Library is hosting a series of special teen activities throughout July and August. The Try It @ Your Library Teen Camps will cover a variety of topics.
Harry Potter @ your library
Megan McFarlane | July 26, 2011
Movie posters for the second installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows remind fans that “it all ends,” but a visit to the local library might yield some different thoughts.
Generate Some Steam
Angela Hanshaw | July 21, 2011
Steampunk, that is. Described as “a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction … Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually the Victorian era Britain—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy.”