July 26, 2016

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Innovative Outreach to Help the Youngest Learners

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Librarians around the country are showing ingenuity and resolve in early learning outreach. Lisa G. Kropp reports.

Trend Alert: Kite-Making Workshops

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We’ve caught wind of a new trend—kite-making workshops taking place in libraries across the country. Here’s what’s up—and away!

David Levithan’s Edwards Award Speech, Free Art Resources, and More | SLJTeen News

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This month’s SLJTeen News roundup features David Levithan’s heartfelt Margaret A. Edwards Award acceptance speech, Tim Tingle’s remarks on receiving the American Indian Youth Literature Award, and more

Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens

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Chelsea Couillard-Smith, a librarian at Hennepin County (MN) Library, created a #blacklivesmatter booklist for teens.

MackinVIA Takes Best in Show at ISTE 2016

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The digital content management system was judged on quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and creative
use of technology.

School Library Journal Welcomes “The Yarn” Podcast

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The Yarn, a popular podcast with the inside story on children’s books, will join SLJ, the magazine announced in the e-newsletter Extra Helping today.

When Librarians Teach Teachers

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Public librarians are training early learning professionals in a range of literacy-boosting skills, from in-depth professional development to puppetry.

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ISTE Lauds Two School Librarians as Tech Trailblazers

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Diana Rendina and Shannon McClintock Miller were presented with the Award for Outstanding Young Educator and Making it Happen Award, respectively, in Denver.

Turn STEM into STEAM: Storytelling with ScratchJr

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ScratchJr is designed for younger learners and hardwired for telling stories. Tips for integrating ScratchJr and coding with storytelling, from library media specialist Addie Matteson.

VR, Whole Libraries in a Contact Lens: ISTE 2016 Top Takeaways

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Nearly 20,000 attendees convened in Denver for a notably robust ISTE 2016. From virtual reality to the new open resources platform Amazon Inspire, SLJ taps the highlights.

“The Classroom Bookshelf” Joins SLJ

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“The Classroom Bookshelf”—a blog offering lesson plans dedicated to top children’s books—has joined the School Library Journal blog network.

ALA 2016: Highlights of Diversity Panel Discussion

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“Not Your Granny’s Dinner Conversation: Diversity, Race, Sex and Gender” featured seven children’s literature experts, all addressing tough questions and hot topics.

Welcome to Readialand

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A bold new movement embraces tech’s potential to support early literacy across income levels.

This article was published in School Library Journal's July 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

Sign On! Children’s Authors at ALA 2016

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Look at which children’s book honorees editorial director Rebecca T. Miller spotted signing autographs and greeting fans at ALA.

Pictures of the Week | 2016 ALA Annual

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School Library Journal‘s Luann Toth’s first stop in Orlando, FL, at ALA Annual was the Disney-Hyperion booth.

Future Ready Schools Announces Project To Recognize School Librarians as Leaders in Learning Transformation

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Future Ready Librarians aims to further position librarians as the forerunners in the digital transformation of learning.

Chronicle Fall 2016 Preview Shows Off Unique Approaches for All Ages

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The publisher recently shared the anticipation of their next season releases with a gaggle of giddy librarians and booksellers—and a few furry friends.

Scenes From the 2016 ALA Conference in Orlando

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Take a peek at industry glitterati, enthusiastic librarians, snazzy shoes, and more fun at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Trend Alert: More School Libraries Staying Open all Summer

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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.

Mackin Seals Trio of Partnerships

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New relationships with ClassLink, TenMarks, and Library Journal Mover and Shaker Shannon McClintock Miller aim to benefit librarians, teachers, and students.