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October 31, 2014

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Video Sunday: Dancing in the Stacks

Video Sunday: Dancing in the Stacks

A veritable plethora of dancing librarians greet you this weekend.  Now I’ll be the first to say that if you’re going to have librarians or library patrons dancing in a video then the video has to be pretty darn impressive in some way.  Life’s too short otherwise.  But thing is, these folks are pretty extraordinary.  [...]

Summer School for Educators; PEN Awards Shortlist; Follett’s 4,500 New EBooks | News Bites

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SLJ brings you a round up of industry news, including free events, tech upgrades, grants, competitions, and prizes.

Sesame Street Launches First Digital Magazine Available on iTunes March 27

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On March 27, Sesame Workshop launches Sesame Street S’More, a new digital publication for families and Sesame Workshop’s first digital magazine optimized for iPad and available on iTunes.

Sesame Workshop Launches Early Literacy Initiative

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Sesame Workshop has partnered with the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation to launch a new early literacy initiative, Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day. The program aims to be a free bilingual, digital resource made up of tips, games, and activities designed to improve a child’s reading and writing capabilities from an early age.

Pictures of the Week: A Future Librarian Enjoys SLJ’s ‘Early Birds’ Cover Story

A reader's daughter (and hopefully future librarian) reads through SLJ's Early Literacy-focused July issue, which featured the iconic Sesame Street character, Big Bird, on the cover.

An SLJ reader’s daughter peruses our Early Learning-focused July issue, which featured the iconic Sesame Street character, Big Bird, on the cover.

Manzano Wins Americas Award; Celebrate International Dot Day | News Bites

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Sesame Street’s “Maria,” Sonia Manzano, received top honors in the 2013 Americas Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature for her The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano. Celebrate International Dot Day with its creator, author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds, at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, MA, on September 15.

Learning Together: New Council to Study Latino Families’ Digital Media Use

Learning Together: New Council to Study Latino Families’ Digital Media Use

The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Street Workshop have created the Aprendiendo Juntos (“Learning Together) Council (AJC) to identify models and practical strategies to improve digital literacy for Hispanic-Latino families. AJC plans to use the findings to influence public and private sector investments in effective programs for the community on a regional and national scale.

The Early Bird: How Sesame Workshop is adapting its revolutionary educational content for devices

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A peek behind the scenes of Sesame Workshop, which is negotiating the digital shift with care. The venerable brand has conducted more than 76 tests over two and a half years to understand how children, ages three to five, adopt and adapt to touch devices in their learning.