March 2012, Volume 4, Issue 3
Check Your Calendars!!
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
Support Common Core literacy with electronic resources
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Audio series connects with your business community
“Think of it as ‘Car Talk’… for the human engine,” says Daniel Pink, speechwriter, entrepreneur and author of Drive and A Whole New Mind. Pink is sponsoring a series of free hour-long audiocasts focusing on aspects of business success. They are archived on iTunes if the live time is not convenient.
Your library could host this series and facilitate discussion afterward or make your business community aware of them for their own use. Guests for upcoming programs include Harvey MacKay, sales expert, and Tom Peters, corporate expert. See information here: www.danpink.com.
Series titles are big business at North Middle School
Students at North Middle School in Rapid City are avid fans of reading and especially of reading books in a series. Librarian Arlette Schweitzer has found a solution to locating, shelving and circulating those titles in demand. She places series titles in baskets on top of the library shelves. She finds that it takes less time to shelve and locate the books students are looking for and students enjoy seeing the entire cover as they flip through books in the baskets. It all adds to the welcoming “bookstore” look of the library.
Holgate Middle School finds another use for old magazine boxes
What do you do with all of those old magazine boxes now that it’s not necessary to keep the print copies for years and years? Students at Holgate Middle School Library in Aberdeen are re-using them for book report projects. Collaborating with classroom teachers, Librarian Sue Rose helps students turn the boxes into great display items.
Each box is covered with original student art with a blurb on the back and library location information on the spine. It’s also a great way to share and advertise favorite books.