February 19, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

“Be a Summer Reader; Be a Lifetime Reader” Says Kate DiCamillo

In a recent series of short videos created for the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), National Summer Reading Champion and award-winning author Kate DiCamillo describes her love of reading and libraries, talks about her new novel, and encourages kids to sign up for summer reading.

“I particularly loved summer as a kid because it meant I got to go to my local library…. and I could read any book that I wanted to read and I loved that,” DiCamillo explains.

DiCamillo and CSLP have also put together a list of recommended reads.

Kiera Parrott About Kiera Parrott

Kiera Parrott is the reviews director for School Library Journal and Library Journal and a former children's librarian. Her favorite books are ones that make her cry—or snort—on public transportation.

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Diversity and Cultural Competency Training: Collections & RA

Do you want to ensure that your library’s collections are diverse, equitable, inclusive, and well-read?

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