April 23, 2017

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Día 2017: A Celebration of Literacy and Diversity

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Bringing kids and books from every culture together is the goal of El dia de los libros, and plans for this year’s “Day of Books” are more far-reaching than ever.

Pat Mora on Día, the Arbuthnot Lecture, and Diverse Books: 20 Years and Counting

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Author Pat Mora’s April 15 Arbuthnot Lecture at Santa Barbara (CA) City College coincided with the 20th anniversary of the celebration she founded, “El día de los niños/ El día de los libros” (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as “Día.”

Día Multicultural Book Grants; MyON Adds National Geographic Kids | News Bites

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In industry news, Egmont USA has closed, Capstone has added more than 700 new titles to its interactive ebooks collection, and the National Book Foundation is looking for applicants for its $10,000 Innovations in Reading Prize.

Fusenews: Chock full o’ NYPL

Fusenews: Chock full o’ NYPL

Some me stuff to start us off.  NYPL turned its handy dandy little 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2014 list into an interactive bit of gorgeousness.  So as to help it along, I wrote a blog post on the library’s website (I have two blogs, if you want to get technical about it, but […]

Coretta Scott King Book Grant; ALSC’s Graphic Novel Reading Lists | News Bites

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In this round of industry news, learn about the Association for Library Service to Children’s Day of Diversity for children’s literature in collaboration with the Children’s Book Council—plus several grants geared toward enhancing your library’s collection.

New York Times Offers In-School Access; ‘Goodnight Moon’ Goes Bilingual | News Bites

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This month’s industry news features the release of a bilingual edition of Goodnight Moon, a youth-oriented health and literacy campaign called “Hop to Health,” and a school-wide subscription service from the New York Times.

Library Opening $2M Teen Learning Lab; Winners of Censorship Essay Contest; PBS Productivity Tools | News Bites

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This month’s industry news features a $2 million Teen Learning Lab launching in Memphis, the winners of a National Coalition Against Censorship essay contest about The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and STEAM mini-grants from ALSC.

Video Sunday: Met the ghost of David Wiesner at the Hotel Paradise . . .

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Slo-mo Neil deGrasse Tyson and more in this edition of Video Sunday by Betsy BIrd on A Fuse #8 Production.

Capstone Adds YA Imprint; Ezra Jack Keats Awards Announced | News Bites

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Capstone adds YA “Switch Press” imprint. Register your Día programs. Ezra Jack Keats Awards announced. Baker & Taylor integrates Blackboard Learn. LEAP For Libraries grants. In the Margins top 10 list. SYNC free audiobooks. Alexandria Library Automation System now supports MakinVia.

Ezra Jack Keats Grants; Win a Wireless Lab; Celebrate Kindness | News Bites

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The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation offers minigrants. Kent State SLIS plans a course in Denmark. CDW-G, Discovery Education launch the Win a Wireless Lab Sweepstakes. The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network celebrates No Name-Calling Week. Grants are available for Día programs with an African American focus.

ALSC Awards 15 Grants to Libraries for Día Family Book Clubs

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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded mini-grants to 15 libraries to start Día Family Book Clubs and incorporate Día literacy activities into their existing programs throughout the year.