Monthly Archives: April 2011

Feliz Día!

The Association for Library Service to Children would like to wish everyone a very happy Día! Today – Saturday, April 30, 2011 – marks the 15th anniversary of El día de los niños/El día de los libros, called Día, the … Continue reading

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Felt Boards in the Hands of Children!

Felt boards aren’t just for story time anymore! Adding a felt board with interactive pieces can be a great addition to your Children’s area and be an awesome step in creating a Language Rich Library Environment. As Children’s Librarians we … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Amanda Roberson, Early Literacy | Tagged | 6 Comments

Here Comes the Bride!

It’s hours away from the Royal Wedding!  Tomorrow, Prince William & Catherine Middleton will be married at Westminster Abbey. Kids and adults alike have heard about this grand event for weeks; some estimates say as many as two billion people … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Mary R. Voors | 1 Comment

Bringing The Big Read to Kids

Santa Clara City Library, with the support of the library’s Foundation and Friends, received a NEA Big Read grant and recently wrapped up a multi-week series of programs themed around Jack London’s Call of the Wild. The book has particular significance … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Susan Baier, Children's Literature (all forms), Programming Ideas | 2 Comments

iPad and Smart Phone Apps for Kids

I hear an incessant knocking at the library door these days: Knock Knock KNOCK KNOCK! Who’s There? I say meekly. It’s a gang of KidApps and we want in! Where do KidLibs fit into all these iPad and Smart Phone … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Kelley Beeson, Children & Technology, Children's Literature (all forms), Digital World, Evaluation of Media | 1 Comment

This Week: Leveling Easy Readers

What’s better than a quick presentation on a topic that relates directly to your library? If you’re looking to build on your emerging literacy programs, but don’t have the time for a longer course before summer, there are still spaces … Continue reading

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Want to be a Guest Contributor?

Recently you may have noticed more activity on this blog. We have a dynamic group of ALSC bloggers who are each posting regularly, normally once a month. We’ve also built in the opportunity for other interested blog readers and people … Continue reading

Posted in Blogger Mary R. Voors, Call to Action, News of Interest | Leave a comment

Uncertain times won’t bring this future librarian down

As a library school student with one semester left before graduation, I can’t help but be excited at the prospect of finally crossing the finish line, receiving that master’s degree, and starting my career as a youth services librarian. Who … Continue reading

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