Monthly Archives: January 2010

January 27–Family Literacy Day in Canada!

It always a busy week — but the kind of busy that makes a children’s librarian smile. Tuesday night, I was invited to read at the local Family Resource Centre. 20 kids in their PJ’s listened and sang along with … Continue reading

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26th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference

The 26th Annual Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth will be held on Thursday, April 8 & Friday, April 9, 2010 at the Kent State University Student Center, Kent, Ohio. The conference provides a forum for discussion of … Continue reading

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Partnership Profile: Words on Wheels (WOW)

The program below is one of many featured on ALA’s online clearinghouse for school/public library cooperation managed by the AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation. Visit the clearinghouse to learn more or share your own exemplary partnership! Title of … Continue reading

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School’s Out @ Your Public Library: Program Ideas for After School

The Texas State Library is hosting this webinar and has invited people from anywhere in the country to join in. It is free so take a look. Note that the time is CENTRAL and adjust for your location. Wednesday, February … Continue reading

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The Kids are Still Reading

A Kaiser Family Foundation report has been released that finds that kids are still reading. “According to Generation M, total media usage by that age group rose to seven hours and 38 minutes per day in 2009 from six hours … Continue reading

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2010 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award: Charles R. Smith Jr., for “My People” (written by Langston Hughes, published by Atheneum) Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor: E.B. Lewis for “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (written by Langston Hughes, published by Disney Jump … Continue reading

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Check out the ALSC Award list

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/2010medawardwin.cfm 2010 ALSC Award Winners In order to post the winning information as expeditiously as possible, we are providing a straight list of 2009 ALSC award winners, including book title, author, and publisher. Additional information, including annotations and book cover … Continue reading

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The Coretta Scott King Book Award Online Resource

The Coretta Scott King Book Award Online Curriculum Resource Center (http://TeachingBooks.net/csk) is a free, multimedia, online database for educators and families featuring more than 250 original recordings with award-winning authors and illustrators and hundreds of lesson plans. The resource center … Continue reading

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