school libraries

Billionaire’s Book Club Wins Innovative Reading Grant

Editor’s Note: Boosting literacy through partnerships, social media, and an online radio show? No wonder this program was an award-winner. Maybe it will spark some ideas for your library.

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.

New for October at EDSITEment

Visit EDSITEment in October and discover the origins of Halloween, find out what happens when worlds collide, explore Philadelphia, apply for a school collaboration grant, and learn about an online writing gallery for your students.

New for September at EDSITEment

This month EDSITEment celebrates the signing of the Constitution as well as Hispanic Heritage Month. It also takes a look at the many hats of Benjamin Franklin and announces the launch of Mission US, an exciting series of online educational video games that engage students in United States history.

QA with Barbara Ungar, 2007 Jaffarian Award Winner

Image of a Dala horse statue in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago, taken by a Central Elementary School student as part of “A Day in the Neighborhood”


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

QA with Sandra Wiseman, 2008 Jaffarian Award Winner

History Hits the Road to Woodsdale demonstration


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

QA with Sally Rasch, 2009 Jaffarian Award Winner

Carroll Academy students participating in the 2007–2008 Carroll Book Parade, “Discovering the World through Books.”


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

New for August at EDSITEment

This month EDSITEment highlights the Statue of Liberty and Thomas Hart Benton’s The Sources of Country Music as well as resources for United States history, world history, literature and language arts, and arts and culture.

Monthly Feature: Lady Liberty

QA with Nicolette Vaillancourt, 2010 Jaffarian Award Winner

A student-produced mural of the York Theatre in Elmhurst, Ill., created for Jefferson Elementary School’s Elmhurst History Project.


Editor’s note: Today’s post is part of a month-long series featuring Q&A with past winners of the Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming.

New for July at EDSITEment

This month’s highlights: Don’t let the summer fly by without picking up a book from NEH’s Summertime Favorites—literary classics listed in appropriate grade categories; recharge yourself with To Kill a Mockingbird, published fifty years ago this summer; join others around the country in hosting a party to celebrate our “national novel”; and introduce timely lessons on senate confirmation hearings.

2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award Announced

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office (PPO) announced that the Jefferson Elementary School Library in Elmhurst, Illinois, is the winner of the 2010 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming. The award will be presented at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 27, during the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., immediately prior to the Auditorium Speaker Series presentation of Marlo Thomas. The Jefferson Elementary School Library will receive a plaque recognizing the achievement and a cash award of $4,000.

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