2013 Youth Media Award Winners Announced
Macey Morales | January 31, 2013
The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. A list of all the 2013 award winners follows.
Request Your Free Days of Remembrance Resource Today
Laura Magnus | January 29, 2013
This year’s Holocaust remembrance week is April 7̵14, 2013. The Day of Remembrance itself, known as Yom Hashoah, is April 8. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in this annual observance by encouraging civic, military, religious, and educational institutions from across the country to hold remembrance events.
Healthy Living @ your library
Megan McFarlane | January 24, 2013
With New Year’s resolutions kicking into effect, it is no surprise that this week marks Healthy Weight Week (January 20–26). Healthy Weight Week is a celebration of healthy diet-free living habits focused on the prevention of eating and weight problems. Once learned, these habits can be cultivated throughout life.
Connecting Readers and Ebooks at Indianapolis Public Library
Jenelle Erickson-Bejarano | January 22, 2013
The ebook Tinker Station is an interactive program that helps the Indianapolis community navigate the exciting new world of digital material. The Indianapolis Public Library recognized the growing popularity of e-readers in 2012 and began planning what became known as the “Tinker Station.” This mobile program allows library patrons to explore different e-reader devices. It operates much like a petting zoo.
Civic Engagement in Seattle
Angela Thullen Baker | January 18, 2013
For those of you headed to Seattle for the ALA Midwinter Meeting, we’ve gathered some civic engagement–related programs you might be interested in attending, including a discussion on how to lead community engagement from your library.
Patrons Get Sew Excited at Denver Public Library Branches
Becker Parkhurst-Strout | January 15, 2013
With limited budget dollars all around, Denver (Colo.) Public Library’s Fresh City Life My Branch adult programming tries to get the most out of what we have, whether partnering with local organizations or utilizing the talents of our own staff. We also try to look ahead and invest in equipment that can be used for years to come.
Register Now For Teen Tech Week
Jaclyn Finneke | January 10, 2013
The time has come to Check In @ your library! Registration for Teen Tech Week, the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual celebration of digital literacy and technology via the library, is now open at the Teen Tech Week website.
Featured Library: Ames Free Library
Angela Hanshaw | January 08, 2013
This month we’re highlighting Ames Free Library in North Easton, Massachusetts, for their upcoming programs for Baby Boomers. The library received a $7,500 grant from the state Board of Library Commissioners to help fund the programming, which will begin in February and continue through September.
New for January at EDSITEment
Angela Hanshaw | January 03, 2013
This month, EDSITEment looks at the American Presidents, including their inaugural speeches; discusses the Bill of Rights; considers three giants of American literature—Herman Melville, John Steinbeck, and Mark Twain; and celebrates the life of Martin Luther King Jr.