Thesaurus: EBSCOhost. Blogs, Youth Svcs. Youth Coll Devel. Bullying. ChildBook Displays. Chinaberry.com: Books, audio books, toys, games, and crafts for the whole family. Center for Children's Books - Illinois. Inspiration & Role Models. Yth Literacy Programs. Reluctant Readers. YouthLit Publishers. Mother Goose on the Loose. Cool Ed Programs. Sharing stories, Sharing culture. Booklists Juv. Ed/Literacy/CognDevel. Children's Programming Monthly. Whether we set the stage with “In the beginning,” “Once upon a time,” or “Long ago and far away,” everyone expects a story to follow.
Finding a good story is easy; building a successful storytime isn’t. As librarians, we actively encourage children to come to our programs, but let’s face it, we aren’t all comfortable in front of a group of wiggly, irrepressible kids, and we don’t have time to plan a different program every week. What’s more, longer class visits mean the 20-minute program you presented in the library last year is much too short now.
Whatever your situation, Children’s Programming Monthly, a new online magazine from ALA Editions, will put you a step ahead. This electronic newsletter, available in easy-to-download PDFs, is devoted to ideas that will help you build library programs for children in preschool through grade three. Great Websites for Kids. WebinarsALSC. What is a webinar?
One of ALSC's goals to provide children’s librarians with timely, educational and affordable professional development opportunities. Because life in a library moves fast, ALSC's webinars are the perfect solution for someone who wants and needs educational information but doesn't have a lot of time or resources. These short (one to two hour) interactive sessions taking place in Adobe Connect give librarians and library support staff the opportunity to learn right at their desks. The only necessary tools are a computer and the internet. At $45 a session for ALSC members, $55 for non-members and $195 for groups, webinars are highly affordable, and because they're interactive, students get the benefit of sharing ideas with one another and networking from afar.
Webcasts only $25 Webcasts are webinars that have already taken place, but are still available for only a fraction of the cost. OLOS Columns » Family Literacy @ your library: A Brief History and Two Opportunities. By Dale P.
Lipschultz, Ph.D., Literacy Officer, ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Dale P. Lipschultz, Ph.D. Family literacy programming has a long history in public libraries. Family literacy @ your library probably started when a children’s librarian carefully selected a familiar storybook, gathered children and parents in a semi-circle, held the book so everyone could see the pictures, assumed her best storybook reading voice, and read the book from beginning to end.
Welcome to TeachingBooks. ChildLit Web Guide. The Children's Literature Web Guide is an attempt to gather together and categorize the growing number of Internet resources related to books for Children and Young Adults.
Much of the information that you can find through these pages is provided by others: fans, schools, libraries, and commercial enterprises involved in the book world. My contribution, besides pulling all these sites together, is to compile book awards lists from a variety of print sources, and from Internet "sources" who generously post news of recent winners to discussion groups, or e-mail me directly (I don't actually decide who wins the book awards. Sorry!). I usually find out about the sites I list when their creators tell me about them, or when I see a notice about them on a newsgroup, or one of the major Web Indexes or "What's New" lists.
I take quite a thorough look at each site before I list it, so that I can try to describe it in a sentence or two. Who is David K. And why is he doing this?