Check this out for how-to videos and guides, “from science experiments to amazing inventions,” as well as a source of maker projects for those looking to set up makerspaces in their libraries.
Read about the winner, first runner-up, and editor’s choice for SLJ’s 2015 Build Something Bold Award, honoring creativity in school library programming that incorporates hands-on learning led by the librarian or media specialist.
Do you wonder if people are reading less? If the quality of reading has changed? As book lovers, we librarians are undoubtedly biased. In this podcast, a neurologist discusses some of the research that has been done on the effects of reading on different platforms. If you are interested and have 15 minutes, have a listen to this CBC Radio Spark podcast, entitled “Are books really a problem we have to solve?”.
This year, the ever energetic and forward thinking Teenreads has joined the fray in a big way and has added a spin of its own. So Ban a book Week meet UnBan a Book Week! Between September 17 and October 9, YA author, Jennifer L. Holm, and Teen Board members will herald 17 of the best banned YA books.
[Thus far, the list includes the following popular titles:
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian
- The Chocolate War
- Looking for Alaska
- The Outsiders
- To Kill a Mockingbird
To have a look at their posts and share in the conversation go to: http://goo.gl/p6ud7f
Submitted by S. Nesbitt
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Looking for inspiration in advance of Banned Books Week (BBW), from September 27–October 3? Look no further than SLJ’s BBW Pinterest page, curated by blogger and collection development librarian Molly Wetta.