Melendra Sutliff Sanders

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Name: Melendra Sutliff Sanders
Date registered: June 13, 2016

Latest posts

  1. National Foster Care Month — May 5, 2017
  2. 2017 Summer Reading Workshop — April 25, 2017
  3. Free Audio Books for Teens! — April 20, 2017
  4. LitFestKC — March 17, 2017
  5. Ever Heard of the Pilcrow Foundation? — February 16, 2017

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May 05

National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month: “a month set aside to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections.” To learn more about NFCM, visit the USA Child Welfare website. Since it’s difficult …

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Apr 25

2017 Summer Reading Workshop

If you missed Sherry Norfolk’s spectacular Summer Reading workshop, it is now available as a video! Click this link to watch: Summer Reading Workshop: Build a Better World Workshop Resources: Build a Better World Resources Build a Better World Breakout EDU

Apr 20

Free Audio Books for Teens!

Check out AudioFile’s SYNC summer program! AudioFile has a summer program called Sync that allows teens (13 – 18 years old) to sign up and receive free audio books! For more details on the program, visit Teen Services Underground and the AudioFile websites. The SYNC program applies to specific audio book titles that teens can download …

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Mar 17


The Rabbit Hole, Kansas City Public Library, and Crossroads Academy are hosting their 1st annual Children’s Literature Festival! Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th, the Children’s Literature Festival is made up of author presentations, book signings, and more! Authors attending include: Brian Selznick, Nina Crews, Shane Evans, Sophie Blackall, John Marciano, Javaka Steptoe, and …

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Feb 16

Ever Heard of the Pilcrow Foundation?

The Pilcrow Foundation: Sharing Books with Rural Public Libraries The Pilcrow Foundation’s mission is to provide new, quality, hardcover children’s books to rural public libraries across the United States. We recognize that public libraries are often the center of their rural community, where people come together to learn and share ideas. Providing quality children’s books …

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Feb 08

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day is February 16th! World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in …

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Jan 27

Library of Congress: Young Readers Center

The Library of Congress is opening a Young Readers Center! January 28th is the grand opening of the new Young Readers Center at the library of congress. The event will feature a ribbon cutting with Dr. Carla Hayden and the Teen Board representatives, story time with award-winning authors, crafts, book accessibility demonstrations, and a special …

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Jan 23

ALA Youth Media Awards

The Youth Media Awards have been announced! For a full listing of the medalists and honor winners, visit the American Library Association listing. To learn more about specific awards, visit ALA’s Youth Media Awards page.

Jan 11

Readers’ Advisory to Children

Tool for Readers’ Advisory to Children Providing readers’ advisory to children and parents can be both difficult and intimidating. If you want a little help, check out this great site created by the Mobile Public Library: Choosing Books for Kids. It contains information about each age range’s reading needs and short descriptions of types of books a …

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Oct 25

Upcoming Programming Opportunities in November

Looking for some Programming Inspiration? Look at these dates for great event themes: November 11th is Origami Day (check ou t the Repurposing Books Maker kit for some book origami ideas; or visit these sites for program ideas: Straight Origami at The Show Me Librarian or Origami Yoda at Z Before Y & BayViews and More) November 12th …

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