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Monthly Archives: April 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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