May 2, 2016

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Pictures of the Week | A Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for a State-of-the-Art School and Library

Beacon High School Library, NYC. Photo courtesy of John Ciardullo, P.C.

A new stunning, cutting-edge facility and library opens for a public high school in New York City.

Pictures of the Week | Dahlstrom Middle School Celebrates SLJ’s Battle of the Books

Dahlstrom Middle School Library, Buda, TX, is keeping track of School Library Journal‘s Battle of the Books.

Pictures of the Week | Waltham High’s 24-Hour Readathon

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Last fall, Waltham High School (MA) librarian Kendall Boninti and her ace team reinvented summer reading by assigning the podcast Serial. So what are they doing to engage teens this year?

Pictures of the Week | CCBC’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl

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Tom Lichtenheld and Kathleen T. Horning admire the trophy of Paul Bunyan’s Babe the Blue Ox, awarded to the winning team at the Cooperative Children’s Book Council’s Second Annual Trivia Bowl.

Picture of the Week: Gene Luen Yang Inaugurated as National Ambassador of Young People’s Literature

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Our most memorable shot of the week is of a trio of grinning ambassadors. It’s sure to make you smile, too.

Picture of the Week | We Need Diverse Books Booktalking Kit on Display

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The WNDB and SLJ’s Booktalking Kit on display in the Maret School Middle and Upper School Library in Washington, DC.

Pictures of the Week|1,000 Star Wars Fans at Fairfield (CT) Public Library

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Fans of all ages came from far, far away to participate in Yoda Yoga, Jedi lightsaber training, a Star Wars Shakespeare activity, and more.

President Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act into Law | Pictures of the Week

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“This is an early Christmas present,” president Obama said as he signed the new education bill into law this morning. “I love it when we’re signing bipartisan bills.” The bill saw strong support in the House and the Senate.

Pictures of the Week | Latino YA Lit Panel at La Casa Azul Bookstore

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YA authors Danette Vigilante, Sofia Quintero, and Daniel Jose Older read and discussed their recent works at La Casa Azul Bookstore in Spanish Harlem, New York City on Wednesday, November 18.

Pictures of the Week | Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015

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Author Kwame Alexander at NCTE 2015 in Minneapolis, MN.

Pictures of the Week | Librarians Tat Up

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“Library Journal” Movers & Shakers and “Dr. Who” fans Matthew Winner and Sherry Gick show commitment to their profession with freshly inked tattoos that say “Mover and Shaker” in Gallifreyean.

Pictures of the Week: Scenes from the Teenquake and Not Your Mother’s Book Club Literary Salon

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The Bay Area monthly book club for teens, Not Your Mother’s Book Club™, in conjunction with Teenquake/Litquake, recently hosted authors Ellen Hopkins, Kristin Elizabeth Clark, and Craig Lew.

Pictures of the Week | Scenes from the Read-Across-the-Globe Initiative

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Jacqueline Briggs Martin’s Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table was selected as the book “Read Across the Globe” this year on October 19.

Pictures of the Week: Zachariah OHora

Zachariah OHora, illustrator of Ame Dyckman's "Wolfie the Bunny," signs posters of the duo's 2nd collaboration, "Horrible Bear" (Spring 2016) at a Little, Brown preview

Zachariah OHora (@ZachariahOHora), illustrator of Ame Dyckman’s (@AmeDyckman) Wolfie the Bunny, signs posters of the duo’s 2nd collaboration, Horrible Bear (Spring, 2016), at a Little, Brown preview

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

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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.

Pictures of the Week: Author Kate Beaton Chats with Book Sellers, Librarians

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Author and comics artist Kate Beaton had dinner with librarians and book sellers at New York City’s Hundred Acres to promote her first picture book, The Princess and the Pony.

First Class Graduates from Queens Library’s Pre-Kindergarten | Pictures of the Week

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Proud families applauded, took pictures, and cried during the graduation ceremony for their children, who completed Queens Library’s pre-K program, the first library-run pre-Kindergarten in the nation.

Pictures of the Week: SLJ at Urban Libraries Unite’s 24-Hour Read-In at NYC City Hall

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Kiera Parrott, School Library Journal’s reviews editor, and Shelley Diaz, senior editor, volunteered on Wednesday, June 10, as part of the Urban Libraries Unite 24-hour Read-In.

Authors at the Fourth Annual SLJ/AAP Librarian Dinner | BEA 2015

Panel of authors at the SLJ/AAP Librarian Dinner. l. to r. Matt de la Peña, Kevin Henkes, Mike Curato, Jeff Anderson?, Candace Fleming, Adam Silvera, and Eric Rohmann.

Matt de la Peña, Kevin Henkes, Mike Curato, Jeff Anderson, Candace Fleming, Adam Silvera, and Eric Rohmann were featured speakers at the dinner, moderated by Betsy Bird.

Pictures of the Week: Author Gabrielle Balkan Wows Librarians at Quarto Fall Preview

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On Wednesday May 13, Quarto Publishing USA presented its fall titles, calling attention to its new nonfiction imprint, Wide Eyed Editions. On hand was author Gabrielle Balkan, who discussed her The 50 States.