Monthly Archives: May 2009

Stories on the Spectrum: Adventures in Outreach, Planning, and Programming for Kids with ASD

Last year, I blogged about doing special class visits with a group of students on the autistic spectrum.  At that time, I was working in New York City and got to meet the kids through my relationship with their teacher- … Continue reading

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Follow the CAR

The Allen County (IN) Public Library (ACPL) has created this flier, “Follow the CAR,” to encourage adults to follow the child’s lead when talking and reading to infants and toddlers. CAR means to: Comment and wait* Ask questions and wait* … Continue reading

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Letter Parade

How about leading a letter parade at your next preschool or family storytime? You could give everyone the same letter. You could mix it up and give everyone a different letter. Maybe a vowel parade? Or only certain consonants? Or … Continue reading

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ALSC Journal, Children and Libraries, Seeks Manuscripts

Hello everyone! Just wanted to put the word out that ALSC’s refereed publication Children and Libraries is seeking your manuscripts for possible publication in our journal (published three times a year). While we are always seeking best practices, profiles and … Continue reading

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Grant Writing Tips

by Kimberly McCloud, M.Ed. Research the company you are applying to. I read my husband’s subscriptions of Money, Kiplinger’s, Smart Money, etc. to look for companies that have a strong financial portfolio and have a philosophy about their grant foundations … Continue reading

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If you love libraries…

Check out the new and improved, the American Library Associaiton’s (ALA) web site for the public, designed to keep America informed about what’s happening in today’s libraries, which are found in public, school, academic, corporate and institutional settings. To … Continue reading

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Mine. Next.

During a “Watch Me Grow!” mini session developed by the Indiana Association for Child Care Resource & Referral (IACCRR), Amy Healton (Infant Toddler Specialist with Child Care Solutions) offered those words to teach toddlers sharing and turn-taking. “Mine” is learned … Continue reading

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What the Heck is Level Q?

Over four weeks in February and March, I was a member of the ALSC Online Education course, “Reading Instruction and Children’s Books,” taught by Katherine Todd, a 25-year veteran of the New York Public Library and current Emerging Technologies librarian … Continue reading

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