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  1. The Myth of Busy Summers

    Youth librarians serve kids, parents, and advocates all year long By Linda W. Braun When library staff members serving youth tell me how much busier they are when school is out for the summer (and in preparing for students’ vacation time), it makes me a l ...

    bgoldberg - 06/23/2014 - 11:44 - 6 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  2. School Library Ebook Business Models

    Creating licensing partnerships that work By Christopher Harris, Ric Hasenyager, and Carrie Russell Much attention has been paid to library lending, the availability of ebook titles that public libraries can purchase, and the business models associated wi ...

    ssinharoy - 06/10/2014 - 20:00 - American Libraries Magazine

  3. An Interview with Stan Lee

    The legendary comic book writer discusses the role of comic books in children’s literacy and what secret superpowers he possesses By Mariam Pera Over the past century, superheroes have ingrained themselves in society’s collective psyche and permeated pop ...

    ssinharoy - 05/20/2014 - 12:35 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Libraries Find Success in Crowdfunding

    By Megan Cottrell When the Northlake (Ill.) Public Library District wanted to grow its popular graphic novel collection and add a fun element to attract young adults, the staff decided to dream big—really big. As in 9-feet-tall-and-green kind of big. Staf ...

    ssinharoy - 05/29/2014 - 15:13 - American Libraries Magazine

  5. Keeping Kids in Stitches

    By Beverly Goldberg Youngsters learn how to navigate a sewing machine courtesy of the Cleveland Public Library’s Lorain branch “Sew Lorain Kids” program. Debuting this past fall, the low-tech drop-in maker class has students producing finger puppets, lunc ...

    bgoldberg - 05/21/2014 - 15:53 - 2 comments - American Libraries Magazine

  6. Just a Game?

    Library gamification encourages engagement and learning By Meredith Farkas Everyone grows up playing games. Whether it’s hide-and-seek, checkers, or Angry Birds, gaming pervades our culture and is an indelible part of our childhoods. Online gaming has bec ...

    bgoldberg - 02/24/2014 - 09:23 - American Libraries Magazine

  7. It’s Time to Act

    Let’s focus on the well-being of African-American male youth By Sandra Hughes-Hassell and Casey Rawson Often statistics tell a story that spurs us to action. Consider: Only 13% of African-American male 4th graders and 11% of African-American male 8th grad ...

    bgoldberg - 02/04/2014 - 15:37 - American Libraries Magazine