September 26, 2016

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Working Together: Simple Ways Public and School Librarians Can Collaborate

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Librarian Christina Keasler offers a few simple examples of ways public and school librarians can connect and collaborate this school year.

Mocking the Geisel | Guessing Geisel

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Thinking about hosting a Mock Geisel program in your school or library? The “Guessing Geisel” bloggers offer tips and examples of successful ways to “mock” the award with students.

All About Escape Rooms

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Can you find the missing scientist? Travel back in time to ancient Egypt? Escape room games use problem-solving skills to boost curriculum—and they’re fun. Play one here.

Celebrating the Peculiar: Program Ideas in Advance of “Miss Peregrine” Film

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Not sure what to do to celebrate the arrival of the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children film adaption? “Teen Librarian Toolbox” blogger Heather Booth has some suggestions!

It’s Back to School in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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A librarian in an international school shares information about the library, her school’s student population, and a lesson learned.

TPIB: Photo Shrink Jewelry Charms

Although we have some permanent stations set up in our Teen MakerSpace at The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, we also occasionally rotate in some different stations to make sure our teens have a variety of activities to engage in. One of our permanent stations includes a bank of iPads which we […]

An American Library in Seoul, South Korea | A View from Abroad

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It’s back to school for a group of young Americans in Seoul, South Korea.

Free Library of Philadelphia Hosts First-Ever Social Justice Symposium for Teens

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Inspired by the teens at her library, Erin Hoopes organized a Social Justice Symposium at the Free Library of Philadelphia, with author Renée Watson as a keynote speaker.

The Latest in STEM: Teens Team Up With the FDA

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Learning to code, visiting the White House, and pitching medical apps “Shark Tank” style? Students in the aimHI Summer Incubator Program, a partnership between the FDA and Montgomery County (MD) County Library, did it all.

Hey, I Built a LEGO Wall! Here’s How.

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An elementary school librarian quickly assembled an inexpensive LEGO wall with donated LEGO bricks, crowdsourced advice, and good humor.

String Theory: Projects Merging Math, Art, and Making

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Recipes for large and small-scale geometric string art projects from Todd Burleson, SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year.

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Great Tech Tools for Back to School

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Hot picks for game and book creation, reading, and more.

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Peer, Pair, Perfection!

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When students teach students in library-based peer-tutoring initiatives, everybody wins.

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Libraries Provide Stability for Military Children and Families

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Amid the frequent transitions that military children face, libraries are often a welcoming destination. Librarians have been increasing their efforts to connect these families with a variety of services.

A “Buzzwangling,” “Dahl-icious” Centennial

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Looking for ways to celebrate the Roald Dahl centennial in September? Look no further.

Yes, He Can! Todd Burleson, SLJ’s 2016 School Librarian of the Year

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“Please keep robots out of the sawdust” is the kind of phrase heard around the library at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, IL, where Todd Burleson can be found leading engineering challenges, inspiring student reporters, and constantly inventing.

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Creating a Safe Space: Anita Cellucci, 2016 School Librarian of the Year Finalist

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Thanks to Anita Cellucci, the Westborough (MA) High School library is a hub where teens come to read and relax, learn about mental wellness, hold poetry slams, and dream big.

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Unstoppable Ambassador: Laura Gardner, 2016 School Librarian of the Year Finalist

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Laura Gardner brings out the best in students at Dartmouth (MA) Middle School with outstanding volunteer, tech, and reading programs.

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Create Buzz Around Reading with a Pop-Up Library

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Here’s how a PA high school librarian enticed reluctant library users with a mobile, curated selection of high-interest titles.

Middle School YA Zine Project Makes Kids the Bosses

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A zine program in a middle or high school library gets more teen voices heard, and is an interesting way to utilize (or start) a maker space.