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May 23 2008 Library Sciences Newsletter

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Bicycle Safety -- Books and Activities
Young patrons need to know the importance of bicycle safety. This program provides a lesson for six to eight year olds and accompanying books.

Authors & Illustrators
Information about authors and illustrators of books.

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No Surprise To Librarians
It is not a shock to librarians that teachers do not read children's literature. Many education programs do not require teachers to take a children's literature class. Many times when librarians try and introduce new authors or titles to teachers they are met with blank stares and sometimes hostility.

"Research into teachers' reading habits by the Centre for Literacy and Primary Education (CLPE) has found that many do not regularly read children's literature, and tend to choose books from a narrow band of authors."

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