Category Archives: Libraries in Media

Booktalks with GIFs

Very cool idea to draw in readers at the middle school/high school level. Didn’t powerpoints always bore you anyway? Booktalks with GIFs. Advertisements

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Library Links: Gender and Childrens Books

When I read this article, I was struck by how frustrating it is that we are so determined to “gender” books. I would never tell a young girl that she might not like a book, because it is a boy– … Continue reading

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Library Links: Why digital natives prefer reading in print.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. The most important one to him is “building a physical map in my mind of where things are.” Researchers say readers remember the location of information simply by … Continue reading

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Library Links: Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA

I learn more from good young adult fiction than I do from most adult novels. Great insight here from an author who touched me long ago. Laurie Halse Anderson Thinks Adults Should Be Reading More YA “I’ve been an adult for … Continue reading

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Library Links: NPR Article on Early Literacy

Lovely to get a shout-out from such a fantastic organization. Talk, Sing, Read, Write, Play: How Libraries Reach Kids Before They Can Read “Talk, sing, read, write and play. That is doable for every parent no matter how busy you … Continue reading

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Library Link: Maker Books

I’m very supporting of integrating non-fiction titles into recommendations for children. This one in particular caught my eye. Its very important today to include both fiction and nonfiction titles to help support the new Common Core standards recently implemented, but … Continue reading

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