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45 Libraries That Are Surprising The World With Their Humor And Creativity. Some people love spending time in the library (yep, that’s me), while other people associate libraries with boring on top of boring and then add a dash of “shhhh!”

45 Libraries That Are Surprising The World With Their Humor And Creativity

In reality, libraries and their respective librarians are anything but boring. In fact, the following examples show that libraries are rather ingenious, as well as humorous and creative – just like the books that line their shelves. Take a look for yourself to see why libraries are an irreplaceable facet of our culture. #1. Personal Book Shopping Program – Hudson Valley Library Association.

Not Your Traditional Book Club. Book clubs have been a staple in school libraries for years.

Not Your Traditional Book Club

Usually the same few students show up each time, because they genuinely love books. While every school librarian is pleased that they attend, it would be nice to add more faces to the mix. Get students reading with March Madness Book Brackets - OverDrive Blogs. By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist.

Get students reading with March Madness Book Brackets - OverDrive Blogs

Welcome to 2018! For some of you this is the start of a new quarter or semester and nice deep breath after the craziness of preparing for the holidays. Perhaps you’ve made resolutions for a new classroom culture, or perhaps it’s as simple as resolving to read more books (which we strongly support!). 2018-mock-election-results. Every year, as we approach the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the annual Youth Media Award announcements, libraries and schools around the United States offer Mock Election programs.


These are a great opportunity for children’s literature aficionados to learn more about some of the great, recently published books for kids. Below, you will find some of the results from mock elections around the country. On Monday, February 12, at 8:00am, at the American Library Associations Midwinter Meetings held in Denver, Colorado, the winners of the 2018 Youth Media Awards will be announced. Super Tech Talk: Reading log alternatives: a comparison. I never really thought about reading logs until last year when I read a few posts by one of the bloggers I follow, Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp).

Super Tech Talk: Reading log alternatives: a comparison

She has written a few posts on the subject, pointing out how reading logs actually discourage students from reading. Curious about this whole idea, I searched the topic and found that many other educators feel the same way. They assign reading logs only because they have to or its the way its always been done, not because they actually help students. In fact, a new post just this past month, In the Classroom: The Problem with Reading Logs and What I Did About It, caught my eye and brought this topic to the forefront of my thoughts again. After reading her thoughts on it and examining my own habits as a parent, I realized that reading logs probably aren't the best way to hold students accountable. Caldecott Club - Princeton Public Library. Gearing up for Nonfiction November. November is one of those months that’s filled to the brim with reading and writing celebrations — from NaNoWriMo to National American Indian Heritage Month to Picture Book Month, and all of the other celebrations cleverly packed into this children’s activity calendar by Matthew Winner.

Gearing up for Nonfiction November

It’s not like you have to look hard to find a reason to celebrate books and reading. Books are great, yeah! We highlight all kinds of literature throughout the year with our displays, our recommendations, and our bulletin boards. While I usually weave nonfiction books into my displays, they’re not generally the ones that get a ton of love, especially when sitting side by side with a bright and shiny story.

So, I’m skipping the calendar and focusing my November on celebrating nonfiction books in the library. November Nonfiction Reading Challenge Created for my first through fourth grade students (and teachers), here’s a nonfiction reading bingo-style card. Happy reading (and fact-checking!) Early Newbery Possibilities. The Newbery Award is given by the Association for Library Service to Children to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children published by an American publisher in the United States in English during the preceding year.” – Newbery Medal Terms and Criteria Additional criteria notes: Children are defined as being up to and including the age of 14.Books must be published in the U.S. first; titles originally published elsewhere are not eligible.The author must be a U.S. citizen or resident.

Early Newbery Possibilities

The Newbery committees as of late have been delightfully wide-ranging in their choices including everything from picture books to graphic novels to poetry to memoirs to non-fiction.

Bluegrass Book Award

Posters of seniors with their favorite book. Summer Reading Bingo. Reading Without Walls - Macmillan. Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.

Reading Without Walls - Macmillan

He began drawing comic books in the fifth grade, and in 1997 he received a Xeric Grant for his first comic, Gordon Yamamoto and the King of the Geeks. He has since written and drawn a number of titles, including Duncan’s Kingdom, The Rosary Comic Book, Prime Baby and Animal Crackers. American Born Chinese, his first graphic novel from First Second, was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. 30 Poems / 30 Days.