Monthly Archives: April 2012

One Week Til Día!

In one week, on April 30th, libraries all over the country will be participating in El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), the annual celebration of children, books, and culture. This year, over 400 libraries … Continue reading

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Procrastination suits you well!

There’s still time to enter the ALSC/YALSA video contest! The deadline is midnight on Monday, April 30th for the first ever ALSC/YALSA video contest. Time is running out, but for a librarian like you it’s no problem to create a … Continue reading

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Keeping it Clean!

Language Rich Library Environments add value to your customer’s library experience but they also add more “stuff” to your children’s section. I often get questions about how to keep centers in a library clean.  The answer is three fold; encourage … Continue reading

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Kick-off or Race Straight into Summer Reading Club?

     As we inch closer and closer to those hot summer days, I’m sure many of us around the country are gearing up for months of intense crowds and extensive programming. At our eight branches of the Cumberland County Public … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Nominate!

The ALSC Distinguished Service Award is designed to honor an individual member of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) who has made significant contributions to, and an impact on, library services to children and to the Association for … Continue reading

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Going Beyond Sensory Storytime: Sensory School-Age Programming

While establishing sensory storytime programming for children with special needs and their families from 2008-2010 in my previous position at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, we became aware of a service gap for developmentally older children.  Purposefully, we did not set an … Continue reading

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Done with Dewey

I, for one, am tired of defending Dewey. Come on down to the 600’s you say. To technology. Where you’ll find dogs and sewing and airplanes. That might have been technology 125 years ago but things change, words change. Ask … Continue reading

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Apply to Host the 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture!

How would you like to host writer Michael Morpurgo at you library/university/community venue? ALSC is inviting applications to host the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Michael Morpurgo. Morpurgo has authored more than 100 titles of humor, magic and … Continue reading

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