Monthly Archives: May 2008

Professional Reading:
A Place at the Table:
Participating in Community Building

This month I read A Place at the Table: Participating in Community Building by Kathleen de la Peña McCook. The back of the book states: “From urban giants to small towns across the country, there is a palpable hunger for … Continue reading

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StoryTubes, a transcript

Back in April, I spoke to Denise Raleigh, Director of Marketing, Development and Communications; Faith Brautigam, Manager of Youth Services; and Betsy O’Connell, Manager of Information Technology; all of the Gail Borden Public Library District, about the StoryTubes, the national … Continue reading

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A is for Alligator

Animal-themed storytimes are plentiful. Tons of picture books, tons of fingerplays, and tons of ideas for crafts/activities. If you’re looking for something more exotic than dogs and cats, an alligator storytime might be in store. What would you do if … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books @ Your Library!

by Traci Glass I want to share with you my very, very favorite program and collaboration idea. I used to live and work in Arizona where I ran the Battle of the Books Program in collaboration with the wonderful school … Continue reading

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The Summer Reading Rush

How many of you are experiencing the Summer Reading Rush? You know what I mean– madly running about printing booklets and fliers for schools, cutting paper, assembling prizes, calling last minute performers, making sure there are enough supplies for that … Continue reading

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Summertime, Summertime, Sum Sum Summertime

Memorial Day is fast approaching, and with that means the beginning of summer, outdoor barbecues, and for children’s/YA librarians, summer reading program time! If you’re planning a summer-themed storytime, consider adding these books to your repertoire. Patterned after Gertrude Stein’s … Continue reading

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Join in a lively discussion in Anaheim

submitted by Wendy Woodfill, Convenor, ALSC Children’s Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group The Children’s Collection Management in Public Libraries Discussion Group will be meeting on Sunday afternoon during ALA next month. Here are the details: Sunday June 29 … Continue reading

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I heart comments and, sometimes, spam

As the current manager of the ALSC Blog, I attempt to check the comment queue at least three times a day. I am always delighted when a real comment is among the spam. Just moments ago, I went through 180 … Continue reading

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