Library Journal Mover and Shaker Emily Ellis shares fun activities for teens to help them shake off the winter doldrums in your library!
Media specialist and author Diana Rendina discusses the benefits of and tips for providing guided instruction through makers workshops and shares three ideas you can put into practice right away.
Challenge kids to get creative and unleash their inner novelists by taking part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November!
Diana Rendina details 3 engaging makerspace projects that fit right in with the 2017 Teen Read Week (Oct. 8–14) theme: “Unleash Your Story.” Students will be eager to tell their stories with these creative activities that combine literacy and making.
Inspire kids to get involved and help others in their community with fun volunteering activities for your summer reading program.
Teen Tech Week is March 5-11 and master maker Diana Rendina has got you covered. Diana shares 5 makerspace projects that will inspire teens to become change agents in their communities while practicing the design process.
Learn from a certified ergonomist how active learning environments can keep kids engaged, improve test scores and result in greater creativity and positive behavior.
The Maker Movement has hit the library! Watch this webinar and learn how to ensure patrons can pursue open-ended maker projects and enjoy playing to learn.
This guide is a must-have for librarians — chock-full of kid and adult coloring tips from tried-and-true programs across the country! Plus, the coloring contest winners are announced!
Digital citizenship is a critical literacy for today’s students to master, and the library is a natural place to do it. With these online and print resources, you can create digital citizenship lessons that help students learn to act safely and responsibly, with courtesy and respect, in the digital world.
Picture books capture children’s attention while building essential literacy skills. Get started with book recommendations, resources and a library lesson plan from LibrarySparks.
Start a conversation about bullying while teaching students crucial literacy skills. Get 10 children’s book recommendations and a free library lesson plan to introduce young readers to the concept of bullying.
Over the past ten years, planning and designing children’s libraries has shifted from being book-centric to multidimensional spaces that include imaginative play areas, guided explorations, gaming zones and media centers with a variety of technologies.