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.
Bedtime Math is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids learn to love math so they can become capable adults. Dedicated to “math and mischief,” Bedtime Math offers families a playful math problem every day, on everything from ninjas to flamingos. These free problems are posted on the Bedtime Math website, on the app (both iPhone and Android), and in a daily email.
Discover how robotic explorers continue to advance our understanding of the Red Planet! The experience is free. Registration is limited to forty participants. Participants are responsible for travel, housing, meal costs, and all logistical arrangements. A stipend of up to $,1200 is available for thirty participants. Activities will take place at the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida.
During the experience you will:
Right side of a postcard for the Party for Your Mind new student open house event an U-M.
Editor’s Note: We were delighted when two librarians from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor asked us if they could write a regular column sharing their experiences with programming for academic libraries. Read the previous blog posts in the series.
We haven’t shared books here at Programming Librarian before, but given that the Public Programs Office has its own section, “Where to Find Programming Ideas and Resources for the Arts Online,” in this one, we couldn’t resist. And, of course, the book is on a great topic.