Madison Public Library in Wisconsin has developed a flexible model that suits the needs of their community well and can also be deployed in their branch libraries. Tana Elias shares insights surrounding the development of their program and what they are learning from their program.
Wondering how you fit into the new Common Core world? Author and librarian Toni Buzzeo leads a lively discussion and offers pointers on how you can become an indispensable instructional leader at your school.
Looking for a research-based early literacy solution? Hear about the science behind The Very Ready Program, how to maximize children’s brain development and 7 ways to easily get parents involved.
Mmmm mmmm. Knowledge is sweet. Try a bakery-themed reading corner in your library, mixing up fun with “dough,” toy mixer and some cookies (real or faux, you decide). So many ideas in this indulgent activity guide!
Oh, the places a child can go when they visit the library. How will you make National Take Your Child to the Library Day better than ever? Get some fresh ideas on how to set the scene and rock this holiday.
What’s a genre? Kind of hard to describe, huh? That’s why the 7 genre dudes are here. They’re quite the characters and in no time kids will understand the differences between each of the genres and which ones they want to get to know better.
Martial arts in the library!? Definitely! Instill skill, discipline, fitness, confidence and positive mindset in your young warriors. Get ideas for dynamic displays and more. For example, find out how to create a map showing the many places in the world that have martial arts traditions. Learning good, karate good, everything good.
Know-Want-Learn (K-W-L) activities help students read and understand text. In this Library Lesson, geared toward fourth graders, children learn how to evaluate online information and are taught how to assess the effectiveness, usefulness and accuracy of websites. The lessons become clear as students are challenged to prove or disprove a list of “facts” about U.S. Presidents.
Those books with scratches, bruises and boo-boos, they need some tender loving care. This lesson helps kids understand how to take better care of books. Activities give kids the opportunity to see wounded books and diagnose the problem. The doctor is in.
Come one, come all. Storytime at your library has never been more memorable. You not only gain a list of all-time kids’ favorite books, but also ways to infuse your library storytime with laughter, rhyming, music and fun.