Oakland Library Garden Project, Jordan Middle School Helps Libraries in Africa

Oakland gardensOakland Library and ACL Recognized in Article on Library Gardens: School Library Journal has an article in their August 2014 issue about library gardens, where children can learn about growing vegetables and good nutrition. “Dig It!” by Grace Hwang Lynch, p. 24-27 describes various urban library garden projects:  http://www.slj.com/2014/08/programs/dig-it-libraries-are-creating-gardens-to-expand-their-mission/. The Oakland Library is recognized for its garden, and there is a nice mention of the Association of Children’s Librarians of Northern California. The article mentions the 2012 ACL Institute on healthy food (check out our bibliography from that Institute at: http://www.bayviews.org/institute/2012bibliography.pdf ).

annie-mcqueen11-300x200Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto Starts Libraries in Africa: Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, CA, will receive the Compassion in Action Award from the African Library Project, to celebrate eight years of donating books for 13 libraries in Africa. The project at Jordan Middle School was started by school librarian Annie McQueen, who retired this year. For the full story, see: http://www.slj.com/2014/08/books-media/african-libraries-project-to-recognize-palo-alto-school-for-starting-13-libraries-in-africa/ .

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