SLJ and LEGO Education recognize four schools in Alabama, Texas, Virginia, and Illinois for their innovative library designs, achieved on a range of budgets.
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The winner of the inaugural 2014 SLJ and LEGO Education “Build Something Bold” Library Design Award is Walnut Grove Elementary School library, in Madison County, AL. Led by librarian Holly Whitt, Walnut Grove’s library features a “digital diner” with tabletop “jukeboxes” of technology.
Kate Samworth’s Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World’s Bird Supply Since 2031 is the winner of the first-ever 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature. Read SLJ’s review of the title—plus our reviews of the finalists.
The five finalists in the Young People’s Literature category for the 2014 National Book Awards have been announced.
So often, the stories you hear about education are riddled with news about funding crises, achievement gaps, and failing schools. But those are the stories that make the news. And those are the stories Follett Challenge—a contest that rewards innovation in K-12 teaching and learning— is trying to change. The folks at Follett are looking for more stories. We know there are so many more stories just waiting to be uncovered in our future winning districts. So don’t be afraid to share yours.
Fund an author visit with help from the Maureen Hayes Award, win a set of Jasper Fforde titles, and discover a new source of STEM materials for students.
The latest grants, contests, and news bites for librarians working with teens, including a way to boost summer reading programs with help from YALSA and Dollar General, and a library awareness campaign from Gale.
Why cede the fun to the bloggers at Heavy Medal and Calling Caldecott? according to Betsy Bird. Here are her own predictions for the 2015 awards.
Apply for a $5,000 YA collection development grant to purchase the graphic novel resources our Good Comics for Kids bloggers have gathered. Check out the latest roundup of teen services news bites.
Minding the Gaps, Part II: Highlighting Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Recipients │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go
In anticipation for The Horn Book’s “Mind the Gaps” event at Simmons College on October 10, brush up on the winning titles that will be showcased by reading the following booktalks and checking out the resources for teaching them.
In the Margins (ITM) is proud to present the official nominations for the 2015 book list, to date. These titles, selected by a committee of librarians, are by, for, and about people in poverty, on the streets, in custody, or otherwise living in the margins.
Henrietta Mays Smith, 92, an inaugural member of the Coretta Scott King Awards Task Force, will be the first librarian to receive a Carle Mentor Honor on September 18.
It is with great excitement that we present Michelle Colte, the first SLJ School Librarian of the Year.
Michelle Colte, SLJ‘s first School Librarian of the Year, is the librarian at Hale Kula Elementary School in Wahiawa, Hawaii, where 99 percent of the students are from military families.