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The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program encourages reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers as a way to increase childhood literacy and family bonding. The challenge is simple: Parents and kids pledge to read at least 1,000 books together before the ...
PMOREHART - 11/13/2014 - 10:32 - American Libraries Magazine
Speckles the African penguin visits children at the Kenton County (Ky.) Public Library's William E. Durr branch in Independence. Speckles spends most of her time at Newport (Ky.) Aquarium, but she was brought to the library the morning of March 5 tha ...
CFRANCIS - 04/25/2014 - 16:24 - American Libraries Magazine
Gearing up for spring, the Winter Park (Fla.) Public Library (WPPL) rolled out a new lending program: eight new bicycles, including a two-seater tandem, along with locks, helmets, and mounted baskets (squeaky bike horns not included). The bike lending pro ...
CFRANCIS - 03/25/2014 - 09:48 - American Libraries Magazine
Jill Morey, director of the Ypsilanti (Mich.) District Library, accepts the keys to a new Kia Soul December 6 from Mark Torigian of the Hyundai-Kia Technical Center on behalf of the library. Torigian and Dave Overlander of Ann Arbor Automotive donated a t ...
bgoldberg - 12/18/2013 - 09:38 - American Libraries Magazine
Chicago punkers Fast Decay rocked the Chicago Public Library's Richard J. Daley branch on Saturday, October 12, as part of a new program designed to bring art and music to the Bridgeport location. More than 30 people of all ages watched the band play ...
PMOREHART - 10/25/2013 - 16:48 - American Libraries Magazine
“Old Mother Hubbard” needed a cupboard—and the Preservation Lab complied. On this project, the Preservation Lab—located in the basement of the University of Cincinnati’s Walter C. Langsam Library—was tasked with creating a way to store and preserve four ...
ssinharoy - 11/05/2014 - 13:08 - American Libraries Magazine
On August 21, children from a local recreation center in Alexandria, Virginia, helped commemorate the 75 th anniversary of the earliest known civil rights sit-in at an American library. The ceremony included the unveiling of a historical marker (shown bel ...
ssinharoy - 09/26/2014 - 13:43 - American Libraries Magazine
Marlene Koch, author of Eat What You Love Everyday, demonstrated how to make a 120-calorie, low-fat and low-sugar cupcake taste like a traditional 400-calorie version. She even had samples for the audience at the What’s Cooking @ ALA stage at 2014 ALA Ann ...
ssinharoy - 06/29/2014 - 16:25 - American Libraries Magazine
The Niles (Ill.) Public Library (NPL) completed a $5.5 million renovation project on January 31, 2014, and along with this overhaul came a 15 foot tall sculpture made of red cedar thanks to sculptor Terry Karpowicz (pictured, left), whose work has been di ...
CFRANCIS - 02/26/2014 - 15:19 - American Libraries Magazine
Farmer Jason kicks off the 2013 Dig into Reading summer reading program at the Tuscaloosa (Ala.) Public Library June 6 with a performance of children's songs. Farmer Jason—aka musician Jason Ringenberg of the rock group Jason and the Scorchers —creat ...
ssinharoy - 06/11/2013 - 16:16 - American Libraries Magazine