2001 Newbery and Caldecott Awards!
The best in children´s literature!
Audiobook Crafternoons at the Library
Book discussion groups are a common program at libraries. Many have craft classes as well. Both programs have their inherent problems, but combining them might be the solution.
Birthday Book Club
An easy fund raiser to help build your library collection.
Book Cube Activities for Gifted Students
Take book activities to the third dimension that reach out to giften students.
Books and Activities
These books and lesson plans may be appropriate for a stand alone story time, or as part of a collaboration project.
Celebrating March Irish History in the Library
There are many display opportunities for the month of March. Irish history is a popular one. Here are some ideas for integrated displays.
Developing Your Library Website
In this digital age it is necessary to reach out to patrons via the World Wide Web.
Looking for ways to help your patrons improve their dictionary skills? Try some of these great ideas.
Does and Don'ts of Blogging With Students
The debate rages about the world of blogging and its value. Many school library media specialists are being required to include it as part of their instruction. Follow these tips to get the most out of the experience for yourself and your students.
Family History Projects for Children
Genealogy is the rage for adults, here are some ways to involve the children in appreciating their family history.
Growing Relationships Between Schools and Businesses
How have partnerships between school and businesses changed over the past decades?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Celebration
If you weren´t able to hold a Harry Potter party for the release of the seventh and final book, don´t despair. Anytime is a good time to celebrate everyone´s favorite wizard.
History of School Business Partnerships
The official connections between schools and business have worried some educators and parents.
Homeschool Survey For The Public Library
Deciding what services to offer homeschooling families will depend upon your community, your library, staff, and resources. One of the best places to begin is by surveying patrons who homeschool about what they would like from library services.
How to Promote a Library Event
How do get out the good word about your library? Here are ideas for a school library media center.
Integrated Readers Advisory in Library
When libraries held only books, readers advisory was as easy as recommending a print title. But now that they are the holders of electronic, audiovisual as well as print items, things are a bit different.
Learning Research Skills Through Digital Photography
Using digital photographs for research allows students to examine the world we live in.
Library Field Trip Guidelines
Public and special libraries need to be clear about the expectations for library field trips. Here are some sample guidelines to assist you in developing your own policy.
Library Lesson Plans On-Line
There are many web sites that offer on-line lesson plans. The Lesson plans featured here are great resources for librarians.
Library Lovers' Month
February is the month to celebrate our love of reading and libraries. Here are some ideas and links.
Five easy ideas for quick displays.
Library Program Tips
Tested ideas for reading and library programs.
Library Reading Tips
Help your young patrons get into reading with these easy tips.
Library Sciences Newsletter Sign-up
Thinking about becoming a librarian or need a refresher course on new technologies? Sign up for the Library Sciences Newsletter! I'll be profiling new technologies, ways to work smarter not harder, technology hints and helps and more!
Library Sciences Shop At BellaOnline
With so many books and so little time it's hard to decide what to read. Let our librarian take the guessing out of book buying by providing you with reviews on great books.
Marketing in the Library
Marketing – just the word can make even the most capable librarian feel faint. Many librarians feel that they should not have to market their collections that the materials should speak for themselves. However, nothing could be further from the truth.
Oceanography : Information Skills Lesson
Working together the classroom teacher and the librarian can have oceans of fun with students.
Planning For Pre-School Storytime
Facing a group of two-year-olds and their parents can be scarier than a job interview. What can you do to make this a positive experience for you and your little patrons?
Play Library Hangman!
This version is based on Library Sciences - all words are related to that topic.
Promoting the Library Through Guest Speakers
Planning to promote your special library event.
Public Library Connection
School and public librarians should develop a good working relationship.
Work on dictionary skills with this great fall activity.
Puzzling Readers - A Motivational Tool
If your puzzled about how to excite patrons about reading, then try this themed reading motivator.
Recommended Summer Reading Lists
Looking for some of the best in children´s literature? The lists here will lead you and your children into wonderful worlds of fantasy, history, and humor.
Resources for 9-11 Commemorations
Developing an appropriate remembrance program can be difficult. Gathered here are sites and materials that may be helpful.
Rev Up Your Readers
Watch reading interests rise with these reading activities.
Running a Successful Summer Reading Program
Summer reading programs do not have to be expensive or stressful. Here are a few tips to make them fun for everyone!
As harvest time draws near it´s time for scarecrows of the world to celebrate a job well done!
Showing and Sharing Love
Rather than only focusing on Valentine´s Day, we can discuss with young patrons what it means to love.
Summer Reading Lists For Grades Four Through Six
A list of recommended books for young people in grades four through six.
Summer Reading Story Time Books
Winning your summer reading group's attention is essential. Here are some suggestions for wonderful titles that are sure to warm the atmosphere and help prepare them for a new school year.
Tick Tock Readers!
Encourage patrons to expand their reading time with this clock.
Time For Books
Any time is book time, but with the beginning of a new school year this is the perfect opportunity to encourage reading.
Types of Storytime Programs
Deciding what types of storytime programs your library host will depend upon many factors.
Underground Railroad Webquests
Collected here is a listing of webquests developed for study of the Underground Railroad.
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?
Welcoming Parents In Your Library
By connecting parents and students in your library, you can raise awareness of the importance of the school library media center.
What is a WebQuest?
Web quests have grown in popularity in the past years. They are excellent tools for all learners, offering easy differentiated instruction options.
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