June 21, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Pat Scales Special Collections Room Opens | Picture of the Week

The Pat Scales Special Collections Room opened at the Carmichael Library on the campus of Scales’s alma mater, the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL.

The Christopher Awards | Picture of the Week

Six winning books for young people were announced at the Christopher Awards gala in New York City on May 16.

A Historic Meeting | Picture of the Week

Caren Stelson, the author of “Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story,” went to Japan to meet her hero.

Picture of the Week: Pam Muñoz Ryan Wins Children’s History Book Prize

Local students were part of the jury that made ‘Echo’ the winner of New-York Historical’s 2016 Children’s History Book Prize.

Video of the Week: ‘Hamilton’ Meets High School Neuroscience

Science gets a rap beat in “Mental Abnormalities,” a student’s adaptation of the musical’s opening number.

Pictures of the Week | Ezra Jack Keats 2016 Bookmaking Winners

The young winners of the annual student bookmaking contest describe their creations.

Pictures of the Week|1,000 Star Wars Fans at Fairfield (CT) Public Library

Fans of all ages came from far, far away to participate in Yoda Yoga, Jedi lightsaber training, a Star Wars Shakespeare activity, and more.

President Obama Signs Every Student Succeeds Act into Law | Pictures of the Week

“This is an early Christmas present,” president Obama said as he signed the new education bill into law this morning. “I love it when we’re signing bipartisan bills.” The bill saw strong support in the House and the Senate.

First Class Graduates from Queens Library’s Pre-Kindergarten | Pictures of the Week

Proud families applauded, took pictures, and cried during the graduation ceremony for their children, who completed Queens Library’s pre-K program, the first library-run pre-Kindergarten in the nation.