Monthly Archives: April 2012

Children’s Librarianship – Is it for you? Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships

Applications for the annual Dorothy Helfeld Fellowships are now available online at http://www.bayviews.org. Winners of the 2012/2013 fellowships will receive a free membership to the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California (ACL), along with a subscription to the group’s … Continue reading

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Betwixt and Be Tween — Tips on how to effectively serve your Tween population.

BALIS CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE PRESENTS: Betwixt and Be Tween — Tips on how to effectively serve your Tween population.  Thursday, May 10, 2012——–9:30 a.m. – Noon Castro Valley Library (Chabot/Canyon meeting rooms) 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546 Speakers: Christie … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Walker, Sally M.  Freedom Song: The Story of Henry “Box” Brown. Sean Qualls, Illus. Non-fic. HarperCollins, 2012. [34]p. $17.99, 978-0-06-058310-1.     OUTSTANDING   GRADES 1-3 Henry was born into slavery and always feared his family would be separated. In moving rhythmic prose, … Continue reading

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Canadian Library Association Announces 2012 Book of the Year for Children and Young Adult Book Awards

(Ottawa, April 16, 2012) The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliotheques (CLA/ACB) has selected its 2012 winning title for the Book of the Year for Children Award. This year’s winner is The Whole Truth by Kit Pearson, published by HarperCollins. … Continue reading

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Celebrating Family History with Author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Celebrating Family History with Author Vaunda Micheaux Nelson Saturday, April 21, 2012, 2:00-3:30pm San Lorenzo Library, 395 Paseo Grande, San Lorenzo, CA 94580, (510) 670-6283 A presentation on celebrating family history by Vaunda Nelson, celebrated author. Nelson will focusing on … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Li-Quong, Yu. A New Year’s Reunion.  Zhu Cheng-Liang, Illus. Pic. Bk. Candlewick, 2011. [40]p. $15.99, 978-0-7636-5881-6.    OUTSTANDING      GRADES PRE-3. First published in Taiwan in 2008, this poignant picture book describes a relatively common practice in China: parents who work so … Continue reading

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The Caldecott Medal 75th Anniversary!

CHICAGO — Join the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) in celebrating 75 years of distinguished picture books! The Caldecott Medal was established in 1937 and first awarded in 1938 by the American Library Association (ALA). Now, in 2012 … Continue reading

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2012 ACL Institute a Rousing Success!

THANK YOU to all those who attended today’s ACL institute “Eat the Library!”  We had AMAZING, intelligent, committed, creative, inspiring and inspired presenters, and the attendees were enthusiastic, engaged and full of GREAT ideas.  Congrats to Amy and the ACL … Continue reading

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Get Out Your Thimbles; It’s Time to Quilt!

The Bay Area Storytelling Festival returns to the Bay Area on Saturday and Sunday May 19th and 20th, and it’s time to quilt the annual Bay Area Storytelling Festival Quilt.  This year we continue with the theme of storytelling by … Continue reading

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CLA announces 2012 Beatty Award winner

One Day and One Amazing Morning on Orange Street by Joanne Rocklin has been selected by the California Library Association (CLA) to receive its prestigious Beatty Award. “I’m absolutely thrilled and honored,” said Rocklin. “I’ve always keenly admired the intent … Continue reading

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