“Hold Still” Movie, Weekly Reader Ends, and International Game Day

The Crowdsourced Funding of a Y.A. Movie:  Nina LaCour’s debut (and award winning) novel Hold Still (Dutton, 2009) is being turned into a feature film using an unusual funding source.   For the complete story, see: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/2012/07/crowdsourced-funding-y-movie/54410/.

Weekly Reader to End Publication:  After over 100 years as a classroom staple, Weekly Reader will cease publication.  Bought by Scholastic earlier this year, the company has decided to fold the content of Weekly Reader into Scholastic News, and they have layed off all but five members of the Weekly Reader staff.  Check out: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/business/painful_lesson_UQv7N2JdO2cVnAn1qQDnDN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Business.

International Games Day Set for Nov. 3, 2012:  The American Library Association announced that registration is open for International Games Day, scheduled for Saturday, November 3, 2012. This annual event used to be called National Gaming Day, but beginning this year it will be called International Games Day, and be scheduled for the first Saturday in November each year. Libraries participating offer traditional board games as well as video gaming activities. For all the information, see: http://ngd.ala.org/.

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