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Laughter In the Library: Reading and Sharing Books That Make Kids Smile by Larnette Snow


Originally posted on Nerdy Book Club:
As school librarians we have two principal missions: to teach children to be lifelong learners and to teach them to appreciate books and reading. Because these are such serious tasks, I like to incorporate humor into my lesson plans whenever, and as often as possible. That’s why I love books that…

You’ve got a Friend in Me: Reading Buddies at the Library


Originally posted on Eleventh Stack:
This summer, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh launched a brand-new volunteer program called Reading Buddies. The program was developed out of an initiative called Hazelwood Reads Together, and here’s the gist: trained volunteers are stationed in the library to read to and interact with kids, one on one or in small…

BONUS BLOG POST ~~~ It’s National #Library Week in the USA!


It’s a good thing I have multiple sources of information bombarding my e-mail in-box or I might have missed National Library Week.  And, even though I haven’t been in a library for years, I’ve had plenty of visits in my nearly 7 decades of living—plus, I worked in a library when I was an adolescent—and […]

The British Library


Originally posted on M.C. Tuggle, Writer:
Sir Isaac Newton memorial at the British Library. Wish you could explore the world’s largest library whenever you wanted? Imagine being able to leaf through ancient books, view online exhibitions, and feast your eyes on some of Britain’s most treasured objects. Can you think of a better way…

Start Your Own (little) Library . . .


I have a friend in the U.S. state of Wisconsin who had a wonderful surprise while walking in the historic Astor Park area of Green Bay. She kept seeing Little Libraries… The kind where you Take A Book — Leave A Book. I’m pretty sure my friend tipped me off to this world-wide movement back […]