Billionaire’s Book Club Wins Innovative Reading Grant
Jennifer Habley | April 28, 2011
Shanna Miles is the 2011 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Innovative Reading Grant for her project, the “Billionaire’s Book Club.” Sponsored by Capstone Publishers, this grant of $2,500 supports the planning and implementation of a unique and innovative program for children that motivates and encourages reading, especially with struggling readers.
Are the Programs Your Library Offers the Programs Your Community Wants?
Angela Hanshaw | April 26, 2011
I suspect I’m not the only one who came across the “Murder by Numbers” post on the Agnostic, Maybe blog. For those who haven’t, the blogger, Andy W., described how perturbed he was by some graphics that were being floated online to encourage support for libraries during National Library Week.
Create Some Buzz at Your Library
Angela Hanshaw | April 21, 2011
Before we were afraid that swarms of killer bees were coming; now we’re afraid that the rise in colony collapse disorder will wipe bees out. Perhaps as a result, backyard beekeeping has become a popular hobby, and, as usual, libraries are on top of the trend.
Pass It On! Celebrate Preservation Week
Charles Wilt | April 19, 2011
Preservation Week marks its second anniversary April 24–30. Recognizing the critical role libraries play in preservation, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, is proud to bring Preservation Week to libraries across the country.
Online Guide to ALA Annual Conference for Programming Librarians
Angela Thullen | April 14, 2011
The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced a new online resource for librarians who present cultural and community programs and events: the Programming Librarian’s Guide to Annual Conference.
New for April at EDSITEment
Shelley NiTuama | April 12, 2011
This spring, EDSITEment has assembled a garland of new multimedia resources to enhance our poetry lessons for readers and students to hear the poetry and experience the power of some of America’s most celebrated original voices in the hope they will emulate them by writing their own American originals.
Burnsville Public Library Wins Library Programming Award
Cheryl Malden | April 07, 2011
The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that the Burnsville Public Library, in Burnsville Miss., is the recipient of the 2011 Marshall Cavendish Excellence in Library Programming Award. This award, donated by the Marshall Cavendish Corporation, honors a school or public library that demonstrates excellence in library programming by providing programs that have community impact and responds to community needs.
Featured Library: Southern State Community College
Angela Hanshaw | April 05, 2011
Fayette County in Ohio has been hard-hit by the poor economy and closing businesses. Recognizing this fact, the librarians at Southern State Community College’s library created programs for this year’s National Library Week, held April 10–16, that they hope will help pull the community together as well as let people know about how valuable libraries can be.