Monthly Archives: June 2009

Programming for Children with Special Needs, Part Two

by Tricia Bohanon Twarogowski In Part One, the reasons for serving children with special needs in a storytime setting were highlighted. This week I will cover some elements of the Rhythm and Rhyme Storytime for Children with Special Needs and … Continue reading

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Signing & Storytimes: Preschool Discussion Group ’09 Annual

Want to make your storytimes more interactive, inclusive and interesting? Enrich your storytime programs with sign language! Susan Kusel, Youth Services Librarian at Arlington County Central Library, VA will help the Preschool Discussion Group explore this topic at ALA Annual/Chicago. … Continue reading

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Professional Reading: Library Partnerships by Tasha Squires

 I know first-hand that the last thing any public librarian wants to think about during the craziness of Summer Reading programs is planning the next big thing, but according to YA consultant Tasha Squires, now is precisely the time to … Continue reading

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Two Organizations of Interest to ALSC Members

As a member of the ALSC Liaison with National Organizations Serving Children and Youth Committee, I am writing to tell you about two organizations of possible interest to ALSC members: 1. The National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI). NBCDI’s mission … Continue reading

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Programming for Children with Special Needs, Part One

by Tricia Bohanon Twarogowski With budgetary and staffing issues currently facing libraries, children’s programming managers and staff may wonder, “Why begin a new storytime program for children with special needs and their families?” The answer: to provide support for a … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: Art from Caldecott Award Books, 2006-2009

Through November 8, 2010, The Art Institute of Chicago is highlighting 17 books that have received a Caldecott Medal or Honor Award between 2006 and 2009 in its Ryan Education Center and Gallery 10. The award-winning artists included are Bryan … Continue reading

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Plenty of kids means plenty of opportunity this summer

We’ve visited schools, contacted neighborhood organizations, spread flyers throughout our branch and the community— all in the hope of spreading the word about the library Summer Reading Club.  And somehow, I think we don’t need to worry about poor turn-out … Continue reading

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Attending ALA 2009?
Please blog for ALSC.

If you are attending ALA in Chicago next month and you like to write, please consider sharing your experiences with the readers of the ALSC Blog. To express your interest, please send an email to Thanks! Teresa Walls Manager, … Continue reading

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