November 18, 2017

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Eisner Grant-Winning Library Will Use Graphic Novels to Explore Community

Valerie Acklin, teen services librarian at the Bellmore (NY) Memorial Library, will launch a program exploring local community experience through graphic novels—and will have patrons of all ages create their own comics.

Pictures of the Week: 3M’s Post-It ‘Partner for Pride’ Wall

Attendees of the 2015 ALA Annual Conference added their favorite diverse book suggestions to 3M’s heart-shaped display made of rainbow-hued Post-it notes.

Teaching Kids to Deconstruct the Advertising Pitch

A school librarian teaches young students how to analyze persuasive advertising strategies by looking at gendered earplugs, chain-store clothing ads, and other product pitches.

Early Learning and “Law & Order”

Greater outreach and a holistic approach to early learning characterizes initiatives such as Too Small to Fail, which seeks to place literacy-positive images in prime-time TV shows. A far-reaching outward focus is taking hold in library programs as well.

Grants for Making; 2015 Int’l Latino Book Awards Announced | SLJTeen News

Kids can apply for Summer of Creativity Grants by August 10. The International Latino Book Awards honored 246 artists and book creators during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference on June 27. Penguin and Listening Library present LGBTQ audiobook resources; and more industry news.

Scenes from the ALA National Conference | ALA 2015

Snapshots of honored authors, jubilant librarians, the newly engaged, and more from the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.