Category: Children

Fifty Ways to Keep Your Kids Reading All Summer

A nice post on the blog Mothering.com by Gwen Spencer. If you’d like to encourage your kids to read more (and watch less) this summer, here you will find half a hundred easy ideas. Reading isn’t the most important thing, it’s the ONLY thing! Read more of the article here: http://mothering.com/fun/fifty-ways-keep-your-kids-reading-all-summer Mothering was a print …

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Libri Grants Available Again

The Libri Foundation is a nationwide non-profit organization which donates new, quality, hardcover children’s books to small, rural public libraries in the United States through its BOOKS FOR CHILDREN program. Apply for the grant .

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Summer Reading Evaluation

If you were at the amazing Summer Reading Workshop with Dianne de Las Casas, please take a moment and fill out the workshop evaluation form.  The link will take you to the evaluation form.  http://nckl.info/feb23-2011summerworkshopevaluation.shtml It was a great day filled with stories and song.  I thank everyone for participating with energy and enthusiasm.  I …

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Movie Licensing USA Website

Movie Licensing USA, the company that provides NCKL libraries with the rights to show videos in their buildings, has developed a very useful website. You can see it here http://www.movlic.com/library/index.html Among the useful information on the site are programming ideas, downloadable posters and bookmarks for publicity, and a search engine that lets you check to …

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We the People Bookshelf Grant

“The We the People Bookshelf, a collection of classic books for young readers, is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) We the People program, conducted in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office. Each year, NEH identifies a theme important to the nation’s heritage and selects books that …

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“We the People Bookshelf” Grant opportunity

Dear Librarian: The ALA Public Programs Office is pleased to partner with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the seventh We the People Bookshelf project. This year’s theme, “A More Perfect Union,” invites reflection on the idea of the United States as a “union,” a “One” as well as a “Many,” and will …

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Ruling on Lead in Children’s Books

FROM THE ALA WASHINGTON OFFICE: As the American Library Association (ALA) has emphasized since first enactment of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), concern for children’s safety is our first priority in providing materials to young patrons. On August 26, 2009, the CPSC’s final rule on children’s products containing lead was released. In the …

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Scholastic Literacy Partners

If your library, friends group or another service organization in town purchases books to give to children free of charge condsider becoming a Scholastic Literacy Partner.  Partners receive deep discounts and free shipping.  Scholastic’s goal is to put new books into children’s hands and promote their love of reading. To find out more about this …

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