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  1. Around the World in 60 Books

    On-Demand Once It may have taken Phileas Fogg 80 days in the late 1800s to travel around the world in Jules Verne’s "Around the World in 80 Days", but you can do it in 60 minutes! Pick up your passport and join tour guide Pam Spencer Holley as y ...

    NMUNGUIA - 06/10/2015 - 13:58 - Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

  2. 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

  3. Friday Night Library Lights

    To reach sports fans, libraries offer resources to a growing number of fantasy league players By Adam Doster Paul Waelchli loves football. As a teenager growing up outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, he played the sport in high school. Watching Packers games on ...

    ssinharoy - 11/27/2013 - 09:14 - American Libraries Magazine

  4. Reading for Themselves: How to Get AND Keep Students Reading Through Book Clubs

    It’s 7:45 am, an hour before school starts and your classroom is overflowing with students who want to talk, about a book, that they have read for fun!  How is this possible?  Come to learn about the success of an innovation grant winning high school book ...

    JHABLEY - 02/29/2016 - 11:19 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  5. Nooks and eBooks: How They Look in a High School Library

      How do Nooks and ebooks fit into high school library collections? Downers Grove South High School Library has successfully implemented the Nook and eBooks into its circulating collection. The librarians share their journey of how acquiring Nooks meant e ...

    JHABLEY - 02/26/2016 - 16:43 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  6. Here's a Challenge: Get Teens and Tweens to Read for Pleasure!

      The competition for teens’ time and attention is fierce. How do school librarians convince teens to spend time reading for pleasure? This session is a group-think, culminating in a list of great ideas produced by participants. The presenter describes ho ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:48 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  7. Let’s Give ’Em Something to Talk About

      Use Book Clubs to Rise to the Challenge of Promoting Recreational Reading, Comprehension, and Discussion Skills! Book clubs provide a welcoming atmosphere for students, educators, parents, families, and caregivers to read and discuss books. Partcipants ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 12:45 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  8. Reading + Collaboration = Shared Community Experience

      Attendees learn how to create a shared reading experience through a town-wide collaboration that will strongly impact the fabric of the entire community. Practical advice is provided on gaining support and integrating the experience with the curriculum. ...

    admin - 02/29/2016 - 11:16 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  9. Breathing New Life into Book Programming with Technology

      Through the use of free technology tools, school librarians can get students and patrons excited about reading and sharing what they read. Participants learn how to promote library materials, encourage book discussions, and teach kids and teens how to t ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:42 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  10. The Other Side of Dark: The World of Young Adult Dystopian Literature

      Young adult dystopian literature has increased in popularity and publication over the past ten years. By discussing the development of young adult dystopian fiction, and reporting on common elements and trends, the presenters share insights to this rece ...

    admin - 02/26/2016 - 16:45 - American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

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