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ALSC Accepting Program Proposals for 2011 Annual Conference

Thinking of submitting a program proposal for ALA 2011? The Association for Library Service to Children’s Program Coordinating Committee is still accepting proposals for innovative, creative programs that have broad appeal for the 2011 ALA Annual Conference to be held June 24-27, 2011 in New Orleans, LA. The committee is looking for a wide range of themes and topics such as advocacy, multiculturalism, administration and management, early literacy, research, partnerships, best practices, programming, outreach and technology. To submit a program, download the ALSC Program Proposal form. Once completed, submit to the ALSC Program Coordinating Committee Chair, Diane Janoff at diane.janoff@queenslibrary.org or mail to: Diane Janoff, Queens Library-Poppenhusen, 121-23 14th Ave, College Point, NY 11356. For more information visit the ALSC Web site (scroll down to the bottom) or read the ALSC Program Proposal Information Sheet. ALSC committees, members, and other interested individuals are welcome to submit a proposal. Individuals who…

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Recipe for Life-Sized Candy Land

1. A super-dedicated and crafty staff person. (At least one. Not pictured.) 2. Laminated construction paper for game squares. (Tape them down. They will still be slippery, so make sure to ask kids to walk carefully to each square.) 3. Giant peppermint sticks. (Made with empty wrapping paper tubes and construction paper.) 4. Giant lollipops. (Made with construction paper and dowel rods.) 4. Giant gumdrops and snowflakes. (Gumdrops were made with papier mache, using a large butter tub as a mold.) 5. A candy castle. (Made from a donated appliance box and other odds and ends.) 6. A display of books about candy. 7. A team of dramatic teen volunteers to dress up as characters. (Not pictured.) Our volunteers also helped with the prep by making signs and other decorations. 8. Lots of kids looking for something to do on spring break! (Or summer break. Or any time, really.) Mix liberally and…