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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2015

While we can still view 2015 somewhat clearly in the rearview mirror, here are the top ten posts of the last year:

  1. Turning Your Library into a Haunted House  by Christopher Brown, a Curator of the Children’s Literature Research Collection at the Free Library of Philadelphia.
    Learn how to create a haunted house in your library! This post includes suggestions and plans for a haunted house which will remind community members that the library is vibrant and exciting and about much more than just books.
  2. 3D Printing Programs for Kids  by Claire Moore, a member of the ALSC Digital Content Task Force, and the Head of Children’s Services at Darien Library in Connecticut.
    A sampling of 3D Printing programs for children including Makerbot 101, Tinkercad Design, 3D Printing and Crafting, and Gift Giving 3D Style.
  3. An A-Maze-ing Library Experience by Amy Seto Forrester, a children’s librarian at the Denver Public Library.
    Imagine! A 75’ long, 15’ wide, and 6’ tall maze, sitting right in the middle of the main hall of Denver Public Library’s Central Library. Details and hints for creating a maze in your own library.
  4. Mock Election Results compiled by Mary R. Voors, the ALSC Blog manager and the manager of Children’s Services at the Allen County Public Library.
    Every year, libraries and schools gather to discuss children’s books and select YMA  2016 Mock winners. Find out what titles libraries, book clubs, and media centers selected in their Mock Elections for Newbery, Caldecott, Geisel, Pura Belpre, and more!
  5. Notable Children’s Books Nominees — Summer 2015 #alaac15
    The ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee is charged with identifying the best of the best in children’s books, discussing books at the ALA Annual Conference and the Midwinter Conference. This is the complete list of titles discussed at the Annual Conference in Summer 2015.
  6. Survey on Summer Reading Trends by Jennifer Cummings, Youth Services Manager at the Frisco Public Library in Frisco, Texas.
    Learn about how libraries around the country are handling their summer reading programs and activities.
  7. Notable Children’s Books — 2015 Discussion List
    The ALSC Notable Children’s Books committee is charged with identifying the best of the best in children’s books, discussing books at the ALA Annual Conference and the Midwinter Conference. This is the complete list of titles discussed at the Midwinter Conference in January 2015.
  8. Code for Parents by Sylvia Aguiñaga, LSSPCC Committee Member
    Ways to offer parents opportunities to understand the importance of code in today’s world in order to support and encourage their child as they learn to code.
  9. Leveling and Labeling: An Interview with Pat Scales by the ALSC Intellectual Freedom committee
    The recently announced winner of the 2016 ALSC Distinguished Service Award shares information on leveled reading systems, labeling, and their relationship to intellectual freedom.
  10. Engaging Adults in Storytime by Sharon McClintock
    A Youth Services Librarian at the City of Mountain View Public Library in Mountain View, CA shares top techniques for helping adults, as well as kids, stay engaged during programs

Did you have a favorite ALSC Blog post from 2015? Let us know in the comments below.

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