November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

New Kid-Lit Landmarks To Be Named During Children’s Book Week

Sites connected to Mark Twain, Barbara Park, and Virginia Sorensen have been designated as the 2017 Literary Landmarks.

United for Libraries Now Accepting Applications for Baker & Taylor Awards

Given annually since 2000, the Baker & Taylor Awards have recognized more than 40 groups for outstanding efforts to support their library. Applications for the $1000 awards for outstanding programming or projects are due May 1.

School Library Friends Toolkit Now Available from United for Libraries

If you’ve been struggling to find the time and resources to start up a friends group for your school library, help has arrived. United for Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, has created a free toolkit geared toward school librarians for just this purpose, and it is now freely available at their website.