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October 2009, Volume 1, Issue 10

Check your Fall Calendars!

YARP Voting Begins
Oct. 18

Teen Read Week
Oct. 18-24

National Friends of Libraries Week
Oct. 18-24

National Novel Writing Month

National Gaming Day @ your library
Nov. 14

American Education Week
Nov. 15-21

Letters for Literature
Dec. 12 deadline

Cornerstone Survey

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Featured e-Resource of the Month

WorldCat Expands!

Children's and YA Services

National Gaming Day is Nov. 14

Hundreds of libraries across the country will join ALA to celebrate the second annual National Gaming Day @ your library on Nov. 14. During National Gaming Day, public, school, and academic libraries will offer a variety of in-person gaming activities, including a national video game tournament. For more information go to


Call for Ideas for the 2011 Collaborative Summer Library Program: Children, Teens, Adults

Here are the program ideas that have been suggested for the 2011 Collaborative Summer Library Program for children, teens and adults. If you have other ideas, we’d love to hear about them. If you can expand on any of the ideas already mentioned, please do.

Please send all ideas to Jasmine Rockwell at before Nov. 23.


ALSC revises competencies for serving children

ALSC has released a revised edition of its Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries. The division recommends these core competencies to all children’s librarians and other library staff whose primary duties include delivering library service to and advocating library service for children from birth to age 14.


What’s the next book in the series?

Have you ever tried to help a child, teen, or parent find the next book in a series and just weren’t sure of the order or how many there were? Well here’s a handy tool from a Missouri library that’s sure to help: Juvenile Series and Sequels. You can search by series title, author, or subject.


ALA, gaming, summer reading, marketing, books

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