The idea behind National Readathon Day, co-hosted by ALA and Penguin Random House, is to celebrate the delights of falling into a story. Any proceeds will support ALA’s Every Child Ready to Read initiative.
With Digital Preservation Week nearly upon us, here’s how to entice a group that can be slow to embrace the idea—–teens—to pick up the gauntlet.
A sweepstakes contest, from today through May 31, gives librarians the chance to win a collection of 75 best-selling Dover titles.
Librarian Abbe Klebanoff shares tips and suggestions for organizing a teen poetry slam event during National Poetry Month and beyond.
In Cupertino, young adults teach computer science to peers and run an all-night hackathon at the library.
This article was published in School Library Journal's April 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Three libraries are leveraging kids’ natural love of pooches to make reading come to life. The result? Little patrons clamoring to sign up for programs such as Book Barkers.
They “break it better” at Dream Lab, Fab Lab, Studio Lab, and Memory Lab. Here’s what that means, and how it’s an approach that can transform other programs, too.
ImaginOn, the wildly popular collaboration of Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library and Children’s Theatre in Charlotte, NC, celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Christina Keasler started a new job with no official title or description. After conducting focused outreach and listening to community feedback, she found her calling serving middle schoolers in the public library.
After researching how low-vision kids experience books today, the San Antonio Public Library opened a new reading room with plenty of braille and large-print children’s books, audio and magnifying technology, and tactile art.
With a little know-how, you can score more funding for your program through an asset-mapping project. No, it’s not the same thing as needs assessment.
Resisting the urge to jump right in to creating a STEM program is smart. Here are three great examples to illustrate what you should do instead.
When she realized an entire community of 75 kids younger than five weren’t having their basic needs met, one determined children’s librarian worked a minor miracle in the form of a program called Play, Grow, and Learn.
Being able to accurately size up language and literacy apps for young children isn’t easy in today’s online environment. Yet it is a crucial service, one that librarians are uniquely suited to provide.
Here’s how a tiny, can-do team from Piscataway, NJ started an annual tradition celebrating maker culture statewide—and how you can too.
On March 2, the state’s librarians (and their friends) can meet with legislative staff and make their collective voices heard in Albany.
Library offerings for these young people include drop-in card games and supplemental educational services.
This article was published in School Library Journal's February 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.
Here’s a chance to grab a grant to fund an innovative summer program related to connected learning. But you have to act fast: the deadline is February 19.
According to research out of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a third of low-income families have only mobile Internet access. Of the rest, many have outdated home computers and slow, spotty connections.
Public libraries reach out to teenage parents and their children by offering specialized services ranging from tips on reading with babies to free car seats.