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6 Things That Aren't Bookmarks, But You've Totally Used Them As Bookmarks. We’ve all been there.

6 Things That Aren't Bookmarks, But You've Totally Used Them As Bookmarks

You’re in the middle of an absolutely amazing read, you need to take a break, but you don’t have a bookmark! GASP. What to do? If you’re like us, you probably picked up the nearest bookmark-like object you could find and made good use of it. (Or you’ve committed the ultimate reading sin and dog-eared one of the pages. Class notes Once you’re done taking notes for a class and studying said material, you probably don’t ever want to look at those notes again, even though you spent so much time and effort meticulously getting everything down on the page. Letters from loved ones Cherished handwritten letters from loved ones can make wonderful placeholders in our favorite books, especially if they’re small and can be easily folded into shape.

Money At least you’re keeping it somewhere safe, right? Transit passes. AutoMotivator: Make Your Own Printable Motivational Poster. 20 Incredibly Creative Ways Librarians Spread the Magic of Reading. It’s National Library Week, and the perfect time to showcase the important work librarians do throughout the year — encouraging kids to love reading as much as we do!

20 Incredibly Creative Ways Librarians Spread the Magic of Reading

As we know, the library is a magical place, and these librarians and teachers are putting in the extra hours to make this a reality for their students. From book tastings to zombie attacks, we’re bringing you some amazingly creative library programs that are definitely doing it right. Hurrah to libraries, librarians, and book lovers everywhere! Happy National Library Week! A book tasting is an event that introduces kids to several different genres and types of books in a fun scavenger hunt format. 2. Kids drop off their beloved stuffed animal friends at the library for a one-night sleepover party. Minute To Win It - Oh Nuts! School Library Month. School Library Month is the American Association of School Librarians' celebration of school librarians and their programs.

School Library Month

Every April school librarians are encouraged to host activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in transforming learning. More about the history of School Library Month. Theme The 2017 theme is Because School Libraries Empower Students. The official hashtag for this year's celebration is #slm17. Add the hashtag to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture with our SLM17 Twibbon. Spokesperson Andy Weir, author of the New York Times best-seller “The Martian,” will serve as the national spokesperson for the 2017 celebration of School Library Month. “In high school, I was the stereotypical nerdy, unpopular kid,” said Weir. Complimentary Web Graphics & Files Printable Poster (Click for downloadable PDF) Proclamation Templates. How to Get {Maker}Spaces Started in Your Library. We dove head first into makerspaces this year in our elementary school library.

How to Get {Maker}Spaces Started in Your Library

It's been slow to start but we are finally getting into the groove of successful makerspaces. Here's how we did it: 1. Assess your patrons. How old are your patrons? Pinterest. Pinterest. Tickets hidden in library books- My version of the golden tickets has different colors to use in different genres. These will be hidden in library … Cavaliers Read!: Gearing Up for a Great Teen Read Week. Each of these activities will be sponsored during all lunches each day of the week, October 13-17, 2013.

Cavaliers Read!: Gearing Up for a Great Teen Read Week

Answer Trivia Questions, win scratch off tickets with hidden prizes. Students draw a question from a Teen Read Week basket at the circulation desk. If they can accurately state an answer, they get to select a scratch off ticket. One question per student per day. We will set a ten-minute timer for harder questions that may require research. Vote Top Ten YALSA Books - book title winners announced week of Oct 21; Book Mark Contest from the SCPL (daily through October 31) ● MONDAY - Bookmark Yourself - Design/Get 2 bookmarks personalized with your picture ● TUESDAY - Locate and present the DHS Library book The Unknowns, which is openly hidden in a library display. ● DAY TBA - Fine Forgiveness Day (the day is a surprise—tba—which will be announced on the morning announcements the day of our “surprise fine forgiveness” day)

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20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools. TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool.

20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools

It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more. TodaysMeet is so simple yet so versatile that it has become one of my go-to digital tools. It’s designed as a backchannel — the conversation behind what’s going on. TodaysMeet creates personal chat room that you can set up and invite people to. They can quickly and easily write comments or questions for anyone in the chat room to see.

TodaysMeet is literally the easiest website to use I’ve ever come across. That’s it. You can immediately share the URL to the room (in our DitchThatTextbook example, the room we would create is and start the conversation. Each message has a 140-character limit, so be concise.