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The Mission of Public Libraries
What is the mission of public libraries? Sounds like such a simple question, but sometimes the true mission of a public library is forgotten because they have become commonplace in every community in the United States.
The Value of National Conferences
Never underestimate the value of attending a national library conference. The information gleaned will be well worth the price of travel and admission.
Three Great Read Aloud Picture Books
Picture books are a mixed bag. Some of them are fabulous and some…not so much. This article features three wonderful picture books that are as fun to read aloud as they are to listen to.
Three Great Series Reads for Summer
Summer has arrived, the kids are out of school and everyone is waiting for or on vacation! Here are three great summer reads to enjoy on vacation or stay-cation.
Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski, a Review
Picture books are a wonderful creation. Picture books that are fun to read aloud for children and adults are a treat indeed. Tough Cookie by David Wisniewski is one that you will want to read to a child over and over.
Unusual Library Loans
Libraries loan books and magazines, but some others loan more unusual things. Cake pans, e-readers, video cameras and more. Does your library lend anything unusual? What are the ramifications for lending?
Using Children’s Books as Starting Point
There are a great many books in the Children’s Room that lend themselves to a variety of different uses other than the ones to which they have been assigned originally.
Weeding- Library Training Op.
Weeding the library's collection seems to many seasoned staffers like a boring task. However, for the new librarian, it is an excellent opportunity to learn how the library operations work.
What's the First Book in the Series?
What book is next in this series? Has the next book come out yet? Do you know what the first book is? What author writes this particular character's story? These are common questions in the library. Here are a few ways to answer these all to common questions.
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