February 23, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

About Laura B. Weiss

CO Library Serves Kids “On the Fly” as Wildfires Rage

What do you do when disaster strikes? That’s the urgent question the staff at the Poudre River Public Library District in Fort Collins, CO, was forced to answer when the raging High Park wildfires—among the worst in the state’s history—ignited June 9 north and west of the city.

Atlanta Library Joins Forces With Zoo to Boost Kids’ Love of Wildlife

If I ran the zoo, what would I do? That’s the question the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and Zoo Atlanta want kids to ponder during a jointly run summer environmental education effort focused on igniting kids’ zeal for protecting Georgia’s wildlife—while also inspiring them to consider future careers in animal conservation.

YA Books Rife With Profanity, Study Finds

Young adult novels are filled with foul-mouthed characters—and those who spew the most profanity are the best looking, richest, or most popular, says a recent study by Brigham Young University social sciences professor Sarah Coyne.