April 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Scooter Hayes, of “Dewey Decimal Rap” Fame, Launches CD with Student Rappers

Hayes has packaged 17 tracks created by students in his library Rap Club on an album, Hot! Fresh! Delicious!, including songs about zombies, superheroes, and anything else kids want to rap about.

School Librarian Fights Summer Slide with School Bus-Turned-Bookmobile

Washington school librarian Jenny Granger decided that if her kids weren’t going to come to the books this summer, she would take books to them—by driving a grant-funded bookmobile.

Wheels of Change: Up Close with Outreach Librarian Richard Lyda

“We’re bringing services to people who either would not or could not access them otherwise….[it] truly does change lives,” says Library Journal Mover & Shaker Richard Lyda, outreach librarian at Arapahoe Library District in Centennial, CO. In our follow-up interview, Lyda shares with SLJ his strategies for effective community outreach, what’s next for him in his district, and much more.