The Book-Rich Environment Initiative will serve children living in HUD-assisted housing—and encourage families to use local libraries. The U.S. DOE and the National Book Foundation are among the new project’s partners.
From astronomy and salsa storytime to family literacy and more, these programming ideas for the year ahead hit it out of the park.
This article was published in School Library Journal's January 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Staff at the Fairfax County (VA) Library sent a new library card to “March” trilogy author John Lewis, who was denied one in 1956 because of his race.
A scavenger hunt celebrated the launch of a new kids’ mystery series by Linda Fairstein, the real-life inspiration for “Law and Order SVU.”
Making kids publishing industry insiders gave this middle-school public library club in California a 25-kid waiting list.
The gift from the Broad Foundation will support “student zones” with free computer use, Wi-Fi, printing, and assistance from on-site homework helpers.
New York City Schools partners with the city’s three library systems, Google, and Sprint to bring free, year-long Wi-Fi service to households without it.
Using paint and duct tape, teens upcycled old library phones to create displays that boost suicide prevention awareness and spread the message: You Matter.
This article was published in School Library Journal's September 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Partnering with Sprint, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library is allowing students who don’t have Wi-Fi at home to check out portable hotspots.
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.
Noted experts Carrie and Alton Barron explain one of the single most important ways a librarian can point patrons to optimal intellectual and emotional experiences.
From a picture-book presidential election to a course in cleaning up digital footprints, designer garment upcycling, and TOEFL test prep, these initiatives pack a powerful impact.
This article was published in School Library Journal's August 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Librarians around the country are showing ingenuity and resolve in early learning outreach. Lisa G. Kropp reports.
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!
Where’s Pikachu? How libraries are connecting with patrons over this wildly popular new virtual treasure hunt that uses geolocation—and why the game raises privacy concerns.
The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has announced funding of $1.6 million for 14 digital and data projects aimed at re-imagining libraries for the 21st century.
Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins was on hand to cheer the city’s first public library-based sites, 26 branches in Queens, a county of 2.3 million that’s one of the most ethnically diverse in the country.