May 2, 2016

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Fantasy Series Starters | Listen In

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Multi-volume tales, both classic and modern, to engage listeners

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School Library Budgets Rise 20%, Yet Challenges Remain | Spending Survey 2016

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On average, budgets climbed nearly 20 percent in 2015–16 to $8,315. Meanwhile, school librarians report a lack of needed funds to serve special needs children and English language learners. And OER use is up, as is the demand for nonfiction.

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The Whole Story: Editorial | Series Nonfiction

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Considering the current political climate, it is no surprise that many readers find themselves wondering what is fact and what is fiction, what is good information and what is questionable. It is essential that thoughtful, balanced, and nuanced works of nonfiction are available to young people—our country’s future voters.

In “Helping and Healing,” Rita Meade emphasizes the importance of the social sciences in contributing to the development and well-being of young people and their impact on society. In “Bug […]

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Webcomics World

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Online comics allow creators of all stripes to share their work. Plus,resources for finding webcomics and learning to make them.

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13 Great Webcomics For Kids and Teens

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Recommended webcomics from Brigid Alverson, editor of the “Good Comics for Kids:” blog. What’s your favorite webcomic? Tell us in the comments.

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Viva Cuba | Focus On

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A selection of fiction and nonfiction, memoirs and poetry titles about the island nation of Cuba.

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Of Coding and Compassion

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Tips from an expert on how to instruct kids effectively and with an open mind.

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Never Too Young To Code

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Tot-oriented robots and resources give coding lessons a friendly face.

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Teens Teach Computer Science at a CA Library

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In Cupertino, young adults teach computer science to peers and run an all-night hackathon at the library.

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Spreading the Word: Poets share their love of language during school visits

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Three poets talk about their experiences visiting schools and talking to students about their work.

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Make A Splash: Wellness, Fitness, and Sports | Focus On

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A selection of books and resources that support the 2016 Collaborative Summer Library Program’s overarching theme of “Wellness, Fitness and Sports.”

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Unbury the Past: Apps and Websites for Exploring Ancient Worlds | Mix It Up

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A selection of engaging apps and websites that shed light on ancient cultures.

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How Pura Belpré Paved the Way for Latino Firsts at 2016 YMAs | Libro por libro

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The 2016 Newbery Medal-winning author Matt de la Peña, and other Latino authors/illustrators honored at this year’s Youth Media Awards, have long been recognized by the Pura Belpré Awards, celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Braille’s New Age

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Braille tablets and other new tech may help visually impaired children truly engage in e-learning.

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Goodbye, Boring Database Instruction. Hello, Search App Smackdown!

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How a high school librarian turned turn “uncool” database lessons into a fun, challenging, and competitive game.

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A Roundup of Excellent Graphic Nonfiction | Focus On

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Superlative examples of the versatile format used for biography, memoir, and informational books.

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Adult Audiobooks for Teens | Listen In

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Whether it’s a novel with young protagonists, fiction that explores issues of friendship and identity, or nonfiction that will enhance any listener’s understanding of the world, these titles are too good to keep for adult ears alone.

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Outstanding International Books: Presenting the 2016 USBBY Selections

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This impressive list includes 42 extraordinary titles from around the globe, with stories from or set in India, Italy, Korea, Laos, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, and more.

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Almost Home: How Public Libraries Serve Homeless Teenagers

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Library offerings for these young people include drop-in card games and supplemental educational services.

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All About Instagram

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Detailed tips on engaging young users with the image-based social media tool, plus 20 Instagram accounts to follow.

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