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Children’s Book Formats

I’ve had some requests for simple definitions of each of the common children’s book formats, from board books to easy readers to graphic novels for juveniles. I thought it might be useful for other libraries too. Children’s Book Formats: From Board Books to Graphic Novels Fiction = Imaginary story, not true In the CIP (Cataloging …

Continuing Ed Storytime

Story Time Planning Video Story Time for Beginners: this video presents guidelines for creating a story time using the NCKLS Story Time Kits. Sample Materials: Active Play Story Time Plan Story Time Introduction, Theme Introduction, & Conclusion “We Clap and Sing Hello” song “We Clap and Sing Good-bye” song “Animal Dances” song Reenacting Hop directions “This …

Passive Program Ideas

Why Passive Programming? Passive programming offers the opportunity to reach more patrons while expending less librarian energy. If that’s not enough of a draw, passive programs can also end up being great library decorations. From programs as simple as “book bundles” to the more active programs described by Marge Loch-Wouters and Amy Koester, passive programming …

Professional Books: Children’s

Caldecott On The Net: Reading & Internet Activities by Ru Story-Huffman (Call# 028.5 Story) Children’s Services: Partnerships For Success edited by Betsy Diamant-Cohen (Call# 027.62) Crash Course In Children’s Services Penny Peck (Call# 027.625 Peck) Crash Course in Library Services to Preschool Children by Betsy Diamant-Cohen (Call# 027.62 Diamant) Design, Make, Play: Growing the Next Generation …

Professional Books: Teen

101+ Teen Programs That Work RoseMary Honnold (Call# 026.626) A Year Of Programs For Teens Amy J. Alessio, Kimberly A. Patton (Call# YA 027.626 Alessio) A Year Of Programs For Teens 2 Amy J. Alessio & Kimberly A. Patton (Call# 027.626) Booktalks Plus: Motivating Teens To Read Lucy Schall (Call# 028.535 Schall) Connecting Young Adults …

Teens in the Library Workshops

Looking for information about attracting and serving teen patrons? These resources address different aspects of teen services: Webinars: Teen Behavior in the Library: Teen Brains and Developmentally Appropriate Behavior by Melendra Sanders Where Teens and Technology Meet by Angela Brade Teaming Up with Teens @ Your Library from YALSA PowerPoints: Beyond the Bestsellers: Building Diverse & Balanced …

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