Several new and upcoming books tell the tale of this heroic young woman.
Great titles about 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai 

Several new and upcoming books tell the tale of this heroic young woman.

Great titles about 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai 

Walter Dean Myers. Audiobooks that “showcase the exceptional stories made possible by the groundbreaking work of a man whose life was changed by reading and writing.” (via Paying Homage to Walter Dean Myers | Listen In | School Library Journal)

Walter Dean Myers. Audiobooks that “showcase the exceptional stories made possible by the groundbreaking work of a man whose life was changed by reading and writing.”

(via Paying Homage to Walter Dean Myers | Listen In | School Library Journal)

Happy Teachers Appreciation Day. (via Teacher Appreciation Week | School Library Journal)

Happy Teachers Appreciation Day. (via Teacher Appreciation Week | School Library Journal)

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This is so cool!  Lemony Snicket has just released a choose-your-own adventure mystery on YouTube — called, of course, You Choose the Mystery. Intro video above, first installment here. I know how I’m wasting the rest of my day …

— Petra

"Mystery! Suspense! Mystery! (I said that already.) Product Placement!" Clever and fun way to promote Lemony Snicket’s new series. There is even a mysterious librarian! Click if you dare

Studies (http://ow.ly/ACOsC; http://ow.ly/ACOyE) have shown that ROR-served families are four times more likely to read to their children. Preschoolers exposed to ROR scored three to six months ahead of other peers on vocabulary tests. Hispanic families receiving bilingual materials were more likely to report reading books at least three days a week. English- and non-English speaking parents increased bedtime reading and were more likely to report reading as a favorite activity.
Rx Read: Perri Klass and Reach Out and Read at Bellevue Hospital | School Library Journal
When librarian K.C. Boyd came to Wendell Phillips Academy High School in Chicago in 2010, it was ranked second to last among schools in Illinois. Since then, according to the Chicago Public School’s (CPS) 2013 Progress Report, the facility of about 600 students has made major gains. Phillips, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, received a 2011 School Improvement Award from the Illinois State Board of Education and moved from a level three rating to a level one (“Excellent Standing”), while the class of 2014’s ACT scores jumped from 12.8 in 2011 to 15.2 in 2013.
Boyd has transformed the school’s reading culture and its use of social media. While she isn’t solely responsible for Phillips’s turnaround, she has clearly made an impact.
Chicago Hope: High School Librarian K.C. Boyd | School Library Journal
Slide from Anil Dash closing keynote @ 3:45 pm ET. #TDS14

Slide from Anil Dash closing keynote @ 3:45 pm ET. #TDS14

 

Thrilled to be a part of this project, a proposal in the Knight #NewsChallenge on leveraging libraries to create more knowledgeable communities:
Libraries Taking a Lead on Child Hunger
 What other health and wellness related services do you see libraries providing? What else do we need to do to make this a compelling project on the local and national levels? Who should we be talking to and learning from?

 

Thrilled to be a part of this project, a proposal in the Knight #NewsChallenge on leveraging libraries to create more knowledgeable communities:

Libraries Taking a Lead on Child Hunger

What other health and wellness related services do you see libraries providing? What else do we need to do to make this a compelling project on the local and national levels? Who should we be talking to and learning from?

Our October cover. Pleased as punch to share this story.

Our October cover. Pleased as punch to share this story.

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