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Jan 07

Early Literacy Calendar 2016

The Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) has once again created an early literacy calendar! This colorful calendar includes one suggested activity per day based on a combination of Every Child Ready to Read II, STEM, and fun. The calendar is free to download and print. Print up a bunch to give away to storytime families!

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Dec 09

Autism Sensory Resource Kits Are Here!

Autism Spectrum Disorder is on the rise, and more and more libraries are choosing to host events that accommodate the needs of patrons diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. With that in mind, some of the regional consultants have created Autism Sensory Resource Kits. These kits contain a plethora of information, from advice on sensory activities to accommodations …

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Nov 24

If it seems like I’m talking about the Hour of Code a LOT. . .

. . .that’s because I am! It is such an exciting program: It’s easy: Visit the Hour of Code website for specific tutorials and instructions for putting on an hour long program that appeals to children and adults. It’s important: On the site, you’ll be shocked at the number of computer science jobs that go unfilled because …

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Nov 17

Important Word Press Information

We are seeing unknown administrators setting themselves up on our Word Press websites.  Please check to see if you have this happening on YOUR website. If so, login and follow these instructions, and remove unwanted Admins.  Also, please check to make sure you have no orange circles on your navigation bar, which means all themes, plug ins, and …

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Nov 09

Considering adding Apps to Storytime?

Check out this how to video: Media Mentorship and Using Apps in Storytime! I found this video through the Let the Wild Rumpus Start blog. The blog is a great resource for storytime and programming ideas. The blog’s author likes STEM stuff and tech, so she’s a good choice if you’re looking for ways to expand …

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Nov 06

Have you heard the buzz about Teen Media Use?

The Common Sense organization recently released a report entitled “Common Sense Census: Media Use by Tweens and Teens.” The report looks at and analyzes teen and tween media use based on a large-scale study that explores young people’s use of a full range of media and technology. The report offers a comprehensive picture of the …

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Nov 06

Cool New Tool for Storytime Education

The National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families has just created a cool new tool that is perfect for discovering new educational tidbits to share with caregivers during storytimes or other programs for babies and toddlers. It’s an interactive Baby Brain Map! The program allows you to select an age range and then learn new …

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Oct 28

Teens’ Top 10 of 2015

YALSA announced the Teens’ Top 10 for 2015 today! Here’s a video countdown featuring actress Bella Thorne. This list is a teen choice list based on books nominated and voted on by teens around the world, starting August 15th and ending during Teen Read Week™. Altogether, over 27,000 votes were cast for the 24 nominees. The …

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Oct 20

Sharona Ginsberg-Movers & Shakers 2015-Community Builders

Sharona Ginsberg was still in graduate school in January 2013 when she read about the lack of places for librarians to exchange information about their experiences with the Maker movement.  A month later, she launched the MakerBridge Project….

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Oct 20

Halloween Program for Tweens & Teens

The Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section has been sharing a years worth of tween and teen programming ideas through their 52 Weeks of YA Programming.This week’s program is perfect for Halloween: Franken Stuffy! For more Frankenstein Toy event information, check out these sites: FrankenHeroes WWFD: What Would Frankenstein Do? Franken Zombie Toys in the Hub Teens build …

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