November 14, 2017

AASL, new standards, and my personal inquiry

"It’s OK for us to disagree, but not to disengage.” 
Powerful words from author Jason Reynolds, whose dynamic presentation wowed a packed ballroom at AASL. I was there and have been thinking about his words ever since.

November 7, 2017

Books and the relationships they help us build

When I was having a particularly bad day a few years ago, a friend of mine told me that some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you. On the days when the bear gets you, it’s easy to forget why we do the work we do and what calling we were responding to when we chose librarianship as a career.

July 10, 2017

Libraries and the truths that inspire us

The Carnegie Medals ceremony gives librarians a night to celebrate the caring, compassionate, the courageous, and inspired among us.

June 22, 2017

New grant program: Engaging Readers at Your Public Library

Looking to get the word out about all of the services *you* offer to readers. Check out the new grant program from NoveList and LibraryAware Engaging Readers at Your Public Library.

June 13, 2017

Recommit to readers’ advisory

As some of you are heading into a new fiscal year and planning for new objectives and goals, it’s a good time to re-examine where readers’ advisory fits into the daily life of the library. Keep reading to find inspiration in the resources we’ve gathered to help you wrap readers’ advisory into all that you do.

February 21, 2017

Find Battle of the Books titles (that kids want to read)!

Want to get students interested in broadening their horizons by reading a wide range of genres? How do you entice reluctant readers to read? The answer -- Battle of the Books!

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