Category Archives: Programming Ideas

Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas: Library Olympic Games

Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas:  Library Olympic Games Good for any library at any time of year, and it goes with the 2016 Summer Reading Theme “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!”or “Read for the Win!” The Summer Olympics is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Programming Ideas: Sports Around the World

Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas:  Sports Around the World Program Good for any library at any time of year, and it goes with the 2016 Summer Reading Themes “On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!” or “Read for the Win!” Several sports/game-themed crafts … Continue reading

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Amelia Bloomer List, Performers’ Showcase, New BayNews for ACL

2016 Amelia Bloomer List Announced: Children’s books (for ages 0-18) with positive depictions of girls and women are the focus of the annual Amelia Bloomer List, part of the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibility Round … Continue reading

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Meet Author Matilde Hollander

Meet a Local Author – “Where we can get to know California authors and illustrators of books for children and teens.” Author Matilde Hollander was kind enough to do an interview by email. Hollander, Matilde. My Five Senses: Second Edition. … Continue reading

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Programs

 Do-It-Yourself Program Ideas – 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten This month’s column is somewhat out of the ordinary; usually we offer outlines of craft and game programs based on a theme. But this month, we want to celebrate a new programming … Continue reading

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SLJ Names Best Books, ACL Performers’ Showcase Registration Open

SLJ Names Best Books of 2015: Check out School Library Journal’s choices for the best children’s and teen books from this year – http://www.slj.com/best-books-2015/#_ . ACL’s Annual Performers’ Showcase: Come see over thirty children’s performers, all in one day, all … Continue reading

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“BookPALS” – a Project of the Screen Actor’s Guild Foundation

BookPALS, which stands for Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools, is a project of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation. It is their “signature children’s literacy program,” with the goal of developing the love of reading in children and to promote … Continue reading

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