Monthly Archives: August 2008

Savoring Sound

I was the substitute librarian for two preschool storytimes yesterday. Since none of these children knew me, we spent some time having each child (who was willing) say his or her name aloud. After each child’s name, we slowly savored … Continue reading

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More Tools from Kids! @ Your Library

Greetings! As another school year begins have you been searching for titles that excite kids about libraries? Check out the titles on Kids! @ your library Tool Kit. Here is a baker’s dozen, picture books to read aloud to kids … Continue reading

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Suggest Titles for
the 2009 Batchelder Award

ALSC members are invited to suggest titles for the 2009 Mildred L. Batchelder Award given to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to be the most outstanding of those books originally published in a foreign language in a … Continue reading

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2008 Carter G. Woodson Book Awards

In 1974, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) created the Carter G. Woodson Book Award to “encourage the writing, publishing, and dissemination of outstanding social science books for young readers that treat topics related to ethnic minorities and … Continue reading

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Storytimes for Autistic Children

Between 1 and 1.5 million Americans are autistic.  It is the fastest-growing developmental disability, seeing an increase of over 10% each year (Autism Society of America).   It is no surprise, then, for librarians to be seeing increasing numbers of autistic … Continue reading

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Professional Reading: Dynamic Youth Services through Outcome-Based Planning and Evaluation

In this book, Eliza Dresang, Melissa Gross and Leslie Edmonds Holt bring together the rationale and how-to of outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE). Why? From page 15: Using outcomes provides a systematic way to find out if services are meeting … Continue reading

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Posting on the ALSC Blog

Many thanks to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) members and staff who create the content that is the ALSC Blog! Some ALSC members contribute regularly, some as they have information (and the time). Here’s the ALSC Blog … Continue reading

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Be Quiet! I’m Listening! Free Webcast

Recorded Books and SLJ are sponsoring a free webcast event on September 28, 2008 at 02:00 PM (ET) focusing on strategies for incorporating audiobooks into K-12 literacy. “Recorded books are a research-validated tool for improving vocabulary, comprehension, and literacy skills … Continue reading

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