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Seven-year-old library fundraisers, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams.
Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo | School Library Journal 

Seven-year-old library fundraisers, Josephine Sinclair and Sarai Williams.

Two Second Graders Pitch to Restore School Library on Indiegogo | School Library Journal 

Settling into our new digs! Most important thing to note? Where’s the closest library?

Settling into our new digs! Most important thing to note? Where’s the closest library?

The biggest issue with equating the library with a Netflix for books is that it sends a false message that libraries are worth little more than $8 or $12 or $20 a month. That the services offered in libraries are little more than options to which people can subscribe, rather than actual services anyone can utilize at any time.

When the library is made to be seen as a business, rather than the heart of a community or a fundamental service made possible through citizen-approved tax dollars, it makes the library expendable. That expendability then moves down the chain: staff salaries get cut, then staff withers, then more programs and projects that benefit the community — books and movies and CDs and magazines and newspapers and wifi and computer access and database subscriptions and programs for all shapes, colors, and sizes of people — disappear, too. It detracts from the unique aspects that make a library what it is: a place for all, rather than a place for some.

Libraries reach out where Netflix reaches in.

from Libraries Are Not a “Netflix” for Books.  (via catagator)

(via libraryjournal)

Librarians = “critical first referrers.”
“We are very much looking to connect with libraries. We believe that librarians are critical first referrers to information and community resources. By making it as easy as possible for librarians to share information about summer meals, we believe we can dramatically increase community awareness of the program and the number of youth who access the meals,” Marnie Webb, spokesperson for Caravan Studios, the creator of Range, a mobile app to find where summer meals are served.
Libraries Needed to Host Summer Meal Programs. Here’s How to Help.

Librarians = “critical first referrers.”

“We are very much looking to connect with libraries. We believe that librarians are critical first referrers to information and community resources. By making it as easy as possible for librarians to share information about summer meals, we believe we can dramatically increase community awareness of the program and the number of youth who access the meals,” Marnie Webb, spokesperson for Caravan Studios, the creator of Range, a mobile app to find where summer meals are served.

Libraries Needed to Host Summer Meal Programs. Here’s How to Help.

Why libraries are needed to host summer meal programs.
Here’s how to help. 

Why libraries are needed to host summer meal programs.

Here’s how to help. 

If you’re attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas next week, stop by the Library Journal / School Library Journal / Horn Book / Junior Library Guild booth (829) and pick up a free copy of this 11×17 poster for your library. Supplies are limited at the show so be sure to come by early. (via Get a Free “How Do YOU Library?” Poster at ALA 2014)

If you’re attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas next week, stop by the Library Journal / School Library Journal / Horn Book / Junior Library Guild booth (829) and pick up a free copy of this 11×17 poster for your library. Supplies are limited at the show so be sure to come by early. (via Get a Free “How Do YOU Library?” Poster at ALA 2014)

"Happy," library style. @Pharrell

DCPL Gets “Happy” (by DC Public Library)

In order to be welcoming to tweens and teens with physical disabilities, Banks tried out the “Adaptive Gaming Arcade” in September 2013, and it became a monthly event in January 2014. One Saturday each month, games on the Wii or Kinect systems become accessible to people with motor difficulties via adapted controllers. Existing switches on the controller are made to be activated by head movements, for example, and rumble patches can sit on shoulders.
Program Diversity: Do Libraries Serve Kids with Disabilities? | School Library Journal
Currently, 39 states boast state-funded PreK programs, but fewer than three in 10 four-year-olds are enrolled in a high-quality preschool program.
So it’s imperative that libraries search out the non-traditional users—those members of the community who don’t frequent the library. This requires understanding your community’s demographic makeup so you can target outreach to groups that aren’t utilizing your services. It’s too easy to miss the people who need your services, so get out into your community.
Preschool and the Income Gap: Libraries Must Step Up to Serve Children of Color | School Library Journal
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