May 20, 2018

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Flossmoor Public Library Struggles with “Rowdy” Tweens and Teens; Relaxes ID Policy

When Flossmoor Public Library (IL) initiated a new policy requiring tweens and teens to show student ID in order to use the library, the response from the library community was swift and largely negative. Now, administrators are taking a second look at the policy and figuring out more equitable ways to manage their boisterous young patrons.

Maker Grows Up: Committing to Sustainable Programs Nationwide

Strategies for adaptability, financing, and assessment are key to the movement’s future.

Fletcher’s Seasons | SLJ DVD Review

K-Gr 2 –Each of these rereleased seasonal stories features Fletcher, a sweet but mildly anxious young fox as he copes with falling leaves, springtime blossoms, and a snowy Christmas.

Google Science Journal: A lab in your pocket

Sometimes an app truly demonstrates the power of mobile. Google’s Science Journal app transforms your mobile device into a little science laboratory, encouraging students to conduct authentic experiments, collect and visualize data and record observations from the world around them. Use it to  enhance learning in your classrooms and in the field, and to facilitate the […]

Bully Principal Missed Opportunity | Scales on Censorship

Parent with Caldecott concerns, a librarian fears “Vincent and Theo” content issues (again), and an administrator who cracks down on students’ rights: Pat Scales sets them straight.


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Bully Principal Missed Opportunity | Scales on Censorship

Parent with Caldecott concerns, a librarian fears “Vincent and Theo” content issues (again), and an administrator who cracks down on students’ rights: Pat Scales sets them straight.

Librarians Cannot Self-Censor or Capitulate To “George” Complaints | Opinion

The Oregon Battle of the Books is facing controversy because a book about a transgender child is on the reading list. Librarian Miranda Doyle calls on her colleagues to stand up to the critics.

Flossmoor Public Library Struggles with “Rowdy” Tweens and Teens; Relaxes ID Policy

When Flossmoor Public Library (IL) initiated a new policy requiring tweens and teens to show student ID in order to use the library, the response from the library community was swift and largely negative. Now, administrators are taking a second look at the policy and figuring out more equitable ways to manage their boisterous young patrons.

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Barnes & Noble Launches YA Podcast

The bookseller looks to capitalize on interest and excitement surrounding YA novels and authors.

Summer Reading Lists; New Graphic Novel Imprint and More | News Bites

There’s a lot happening in this installment of New Bites, including grant opportunities, awards, a new imprint, an ALA summit, and more.

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival | Pictures of the Week

Lara Starr of Chronicle Books, and the author of several “Star Wars” cookbooks, was a guest at this year’s Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.

Real-Life Drama: Kate Messner on Her New Novel, “Breakout”

Messner discusses the real-life inspiration behind Breakout and how she collaborated to craft thoughtful, authentic characters.

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Webcasts

Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Children’s Books Editors

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 3PM-4PM ET / 12PM-1PM PT
Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal‘s reviews manager, for a lively conversation with leading K-YA publishing insiders. They’ll discuss their selection process, building relationships with authors and illustrators, and publishing at large.
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Meet the Starling – Library Technology That’s Inspiring Early Literacy

Thursday, Jun 14, 2018, 1PM-2PM ET / 10AM-11AM PT
Is your library looking for a new way to boost early literacy and get young patrons reading? Join this webcast to hear from the creators of the Starling Early-Learning Wearable and two libraries that are lending the Starlings to their communities and hosting early literacy programs around this technology.
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Book-Based Making: Projects to Inspire Young Readers

Roll up your sleeves and engage cool project ideas, including upcycling with weeded books and other maker activities that encourage a connection to reading and are just plain fun. Our panel of crafty practitioners will show you how and answer questions in this interactive session.
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Pictures of the Week

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival | Pictures of the Week

Lara Starr of Chronicle Books, and the author of several “Star Wars” cookbooks, was a guest at this year’s Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.

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