Monthly Archives: April 2010

Discover D.C. – The Great Blogdown to the Annual Conference #2

If you’re planning an extended visit in the Washington DC area before or after the annual conference, consider a day trip to one of the near-by cities accessible from DC by car or public transportation.  During the week, commuter trains … Continue reading

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Discover D.C. – The Great Blogdown to the Annual Conference #1

The ALSC Local Arrangements Committee is ready and waiting to welcome you to our nation’s capital for this year’s ALA Annual Conference, June 24-29.  We’ll be periodically sharing tidbits of information about D.C. and the conference here on the ALSC Blog … Continue reading

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An Invitation from the ALSC 2011 Batchelder Award Committee

The 2011 Mildred L. Batchelder Award Committee invites you to help identify eligible titles. The terms of the award are as follows: “The Mildred L. Batchelder Award shall be made to an American publisher for a children’s book considered to … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Countdown to Dia!

Let the countdown to Día begin!  El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates each year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the … Continue reading

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Have Rolling Bag, Will Travel – Participating in Community Outreach Events

Outreach is one of my favorite aspects of my job, and I eagerly accept most invitations to staff a library information table at community events. Taking the library message outside the walls of your building and into the community is … Continue reading

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El día de los niños/El día de los libros

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), known as Día, is a celebration EVERY DAY of children, families, and reading that culminates every year on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy … Continue reading

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