January 22, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

A School Library’s Free Bookstore Turbocharges Reading

At the St. Croix Elementary School in rural Wisconsin, students earn Book Bucks by meeting academic goals and spend them on gently used items.

School, Teen Librarians Recognized at 2017 I Love My Librarian Awards

Five librarians—three who work in schools and two who provide services to teens in public libraries—were among those honored last month.

Program Spotlight: “Reading Friends” Initiative Pairs Retirees with Young Students

At the St. Croix Falls (WI) Elementary School library, retired senior citizens regularly sit down individually with over 130 students to read together, laugh, and learn. Here’s how the program developed.