Summer reading—done at school? A growing number of districts are experimenting with keeping school libraries open, with entire collections available, through the vacation season.
A teacher is reading aloud in a third grade classroom, and the students are captivated. All but two of them, that is. Blake and Adelaide are lost in their own thoughts as they fidget, doodle on scraps of paper, and stare at the ceiling. The selection is a perfect third grade read-aloud, so why are these two children not engaged? Because one size never fits all. That goes for clothing, and it certainly goes for books. Blake and […]
A former First Lady’s love of books has transformed into far reaching support for our neediest students.
There are many reasons to tell stories to children. To begin with, when children listen to and focus on a story told to them, they are developing listening, comprehension, and analytical skills.
From materials that showcase the important aspects of North American culture, such as the history of Native American peoples, to apps and websites that detail issues abroad, including the flow of refugees through Europe, these tools serve to enrich students’ discovery and understanding of places and cultures other than their own.
Sessions on maker spaces, leveraging ESSA, and STEM learning are among the highlights of the ALA and ISTE conferences this month.
Pack smart, get engaged, take charge of your PD. These and other tips will help you get the most out of this year’s ALA Annual Conference.
Key events and suggestions for librarians attending the 2016 ISTE event in Denver, CO, from June 26–29.
Edwards Award winner David Levithan talks about his work as an editor, activist, and author of 18 novels for young adults.
Artistic remix influences kids’ creativity on almost every level. Here’s how, and why you need to understand it.
School libraries are popping up that are fully, even lavishly, equipped, save for one thing: a certified school librarian. Here, one New Jersey librarian explains why that can never work. Ever.
What Carolyn Mackler, Sherman Alexie, Julie Berry, Tim Wynne-Jones, and others say about experiencing and harnessing inspiration.
A carefully curated selection of accurate, up-to-date sex education titles that aim to be age appropriate and that reject heteronormal assumptions and stereotypes.
A group of eighth graders in need of academic intervention in Virginia are now more confident readers. Never underestimate the power of a pooch.
An initiative to brighten the lives of young refugees from Central America is gaining tremendous ground, while hopes are high to expand the lifeline to Syrian refugees in Europe.
“Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White” is bound to be one of the biggest books of the fall season. We are thrilled to share these engaging snippets.
“Free Verse” author Sarah Dooley has been leading a writing group at a West Virginia public library for six years.