Daily Archives: March 14, 2012

An Inspiring Start

#PLA12 Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was our keynote speaker. He told us about his fight to save the environment through clean energy and protecting our rivers and lakes.  As a children’s librarian, I was very inspired to hear about his … Continue reading

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Great Thing About PLA #2

Great thing about PLA #2: Reading Terminal Market. Right across from the convention center, this space beneath an old railway station has been in use for over 100 years and is now an indoor market with dozens of food stalls … Continue reading

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Great Thing About PLA #1

Great thing about PLA #1: meeting ALSC members dropping by the ALSC booth, like Angela Newman, fellow ALSC PLA blogger! We’re giving away Dia buttons and member ribbons, and promoting the Great Early Elementary Reads bibliography, Dia, committee participation, ALSC … Continue reading

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There’s a band! #PLA12

If I were to make a list of things I did not expect to see today at the PLA conference, an a cappella choir singing ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ outside the exhibit hall would be pretty near the top. … Continue reading

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Nancy Pearl’s Book Lust Rediscoveries #PLA12

Nancy Pearl has the power to bring things back from the dead. Well, at least, if those things are books, and if by ‘dead’ one means out of print. I had the chance to attend her luncheon today at PLA … Continue reading

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Live blogging at #PLA12

Today at 4:00 pm the Public Library Asscociation conference,  held this year in Phildadelphia, PA opens their Exhibits.  Interested in what else is going on? You can download the complete Conference Program here. You’ll find all kinds of programs, including … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 Online Course Registration Open!

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of the schedule for spring 2012 online courses. Registration is open for all courses. Classes begin Monday, April 2, 2012. All of ALSC online courses are taught by experienced … Continue reading

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Sensory Storytime: A (brief) How-To Guide

Just wanted to send a big thank you for the sensory storytime this morning! It was terrific! … My four-year old LOVED it and I think I’m even more excited than he is as the event stirred up a lot … Continue reading

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