Monthly Archives: May 2014

Modesto Ends Library Instruction, Kirkus Prize, CLA Website Revamped

Modesto To End Elementary Library Instruction: Although there is no plan to close the nine elementary school libraries in Modesto, CA, staff received notices that their jobs may be eliminated and there will no longer be library instruction. Instead, the … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Lloyd, Natalie. A Snicker of Magic. Fiction. Scholastic, 2014. 320p. $16.99 978-0-545-55270-7. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 4-7. In this appealing, quirky middle grade tale of family, belonging and kindness, sixth grader Felicity Pickle and her itinerant family have finally returned to Mama’s … Continue reading

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New ACL BayNews Posted

New ACL BayNews Posted The May BayNews (the newsletter for the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California) is now available on our website: . You will find information on new Board Books, passive programming, and other stories. Three … Continue reading

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Passive Programming

Passive programming is catching on at many libraries. Passive programming means activities which do not require staff direction: you just leave the instructions and supplies at a table in the children’s room, for parent and child to enjoy together. Some … Continue reading

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Los Gatos E-book Project, LGBTQ Families Webinar, Meals for Youth Webinar

Los Gatos Librarian Leads Project for Students to Publish Ebook: Windows to the Teenage Soul, a poetry anthology ebook containing work by more than 120 freshman from Los Gatos High School will be published next month by Smashwords for $2.99. … Continue reading

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Review of the Week

Oppel, Kenneth. The Boundless. Fic. Simon & Schuster, 2014. 336p. $15.99. 978-1-442-47288-4. OUTSTANDING. GRADES 6-8. In this riveting middle grade thriller set on The Boundless—a seven-mile-long train crossing in late 19th century Canada— Oppel (Airborn, Eos, 2004) mixes railway history, … Continue reading

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Webinar Reminder, Rush Limbaugh and Kristin Levine Win Awards

Free Webinar on “What’s New in Children’s Literature” presented by Infopeople:  On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, Penny Peck will lead a free one hour webinar on new books for children ages 0-12.  The webinar begins at Noon (PDT),  and more … Continue reading

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