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Día 25th anniversary celebrations to highlight diversity, culture, and literacy

April 16th 2021

Please excuse cross postings   FYI, Día – Children’s Day/Book Day turns 25 this year! Conceptualized by author Pat Mora, Día emphasizes the importance of diverse books for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Libraries and other organizations are encouraged to host Día programs on or around April 30 to mark the occasion.   ...Continue Reading

Jason Reynolds Named Inaugural Honorary Chair of Banned Books Week

April 14th 2021

FYI,   "The American Library Association (ALA) and the Banned Books Week Coalition are excited to announce that banned author Jason Reynolds has been named the inaugural Honorary Chair for Banned Books Week 2021. The New York Times bestselling author will headline the annual celebration of the right to read, which takes place September 26 – October 2, 2021." Full press release here: www.ala.org/news/member-news/2021/04/...An exclusive piece on Entertainment Weekly: ew.com/books/jason-reynolds-banned ...Continue Reading

Community outreach - providing books to rural schools in India

April 14th 2021

FYI, Sharing this from ALA Connect for informational purposes only: Good morning everyone I am a member in a Library group in India called Lifrarians/, they have a very large membership and are very active. Recently, they have extended their outreach projects to setting up libraries for rural Indian schools. They are using crowd funding to purchase books and they have partnered with a non-profit publisher of books called Pratham Books/ who specializes in various local languages. Pratham/ has b ...Continue Reading

Dungeons and Dragons Question

April 13th 2021

Hi Colleagues, I am interested in knowing if anyone is doing Dungeons and Dragons for kids over Zoom, and if you have a Dungeon Master you could recommend.  Thank you!  Jen Dunne Principal Librarian for Children's Services Moorestown Library 111 West Second St. Moorestown, NJ 08057 ...Continue Reading

Invitation to complete brief survey on books used during drag storytimes

April 13th 2021

FYI,   Just sharing this in case anyone is willing to help out by completing the survey ~Sharon Greetings! We are a team of researchers from Rutgers University, the University of Kentucky, and the University of South Carolina. We are conducting a project on Drag Storytimes, or Drag Queen Storytimes, in public libraries. We are currently conducting a brief survey to gather information about books that are used during Drag Storytimes.  If you are a children's librarian or childre ...Continue Reading

Unique Summer Reading/ Learning Programs

April 12th 2021

FYI,   This was posted in ALA Connect:   Library Journal is looking for examples of unique summer reading/learning programs for k-12 learners. Please send  your examples to Macey Morales, Deputy Director, Communications and Marketing Office at mmor...@ala.org. Forwarded by:   Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning NJ State Library 185 West State St. P.O. Box 520 Trenton, NJ 08625-0520 sraw...@njstatelib.org 609-278-2640 ext. 116 609-278-2650 ...Continue Reading

REFORMA Children in Crisis Project Call to Action to help Youth Asylum Seekers - Books Needed

April 9th 2021

Please excuse cross postings FYI,   REFORMA – the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos & the Spanish Speaking, is a proud affiliate of the American Library Association and we need your help and partnership.   Since 2014, the REFORMA Children in Crisis Project (CIC) has partnered with REFORMA chapters, non-profit organizations, community groups and individuals to get books and public library information into the hands of unacc ...Continue Reading

Survey Asking About Online Learning Resources Offered During Covid

April 8th 2021

FYI, I’m sharing this survey request from ALA Connect. The Practitioner Brief and Navigating Copyright Permissions resources are helpful, even if you don’t complete the survey. ~Sharon If you are creating online learning materials for children and families, you may have received an earlier invitation from us (Library & Museum Learning) to take part in a survey.  If you have not had a chance to complete the survey or if you did not receive an earlier email, please consider completing our survey about online lea ...Continue Reading

National Library Outreach Day Virtual Bookmobile Parade Today

April 7th 2021

FYI, Fasten your seat belts and tune into the second annual Virtual Bookmobile Parade today, sponsored by the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS). Over three hundred bookmobiles and outreach vans will be featured from across the United States and around the world. Follow the parade on: Facebook:www.facebook.com/abosoutreach Twitter: twitter.com/ABOS_Outreach Instagram: www.instagram.com/abos.outreach Yours in outreach, David Kelsey 2021 ABOS President (See which bookmobiles are represented by N ...Continue Reading

Children's Librarianship: International Perspectives Webinar

April 6th 2021

FYI, The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is collaborating with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Kent State University's School of Information for a special event titled, Children's Librarianship: International Perspectives! This one-hour session will be held on Friday, April 9 at 11 am ET. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn about what children's services looks like in Germany, Norway and Russia! Please join us: ala-events.zoom.us/webi ...Continue Reading