February 2012, Volume 4, Issue 2
Check Your Calendars!!
Digital Learning Day
Read Across America Day
Teen Tech Week
World Read Aloud Day
PLA Annual Conference
School Library Month
National Library Week
Money Smart Week
World Book Night
Featured e-Resources of the Month
Gale Virtual Reference Library gets a facelift
Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant Program
Deadline: March 15
Public school libraries and public libraries that host programs encouraging literacy and creativity in children can apply for an Ezra Jack Keats Minigrant of $500. Programs focusing on the work of Ezra Jack Keats are welcome, but not required. For more information go to www.ezra-jack-keats.org.
The Lisa Libraries
The Lisa Libraries donates new children's books and small libraries to organizations that work with kids in poor and under-served areas. Founded in 1990, the Lisa Libraries was started by author Ann M. Martin and friends to honor and memorialize children's book editor Lisa Novak. Some of the libraries established have been at day-care centers, prison visiting areas for children of incarcerated parents and after-school programs. The Lisa Libraries supplements under-filled shelves as well as provides books to many children who may never have owned a book before. In 2008, the Lisa Libraries contributed over 27,000 books to nonprofit organizations across the country. For further details go to www.lisalibraries.org.