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Struggling Readers Need Five Things to Succeed

  Today's post is written by Zoe Luderitz. Zoe is the Content Manager of Alibris, an online retailer of new, used, rare and out-of-print books. A true bibliophile, Zoe’s favorite past time is to tuck herself away in a coffee shop with a good book, bagel and hot coffee in front of her.     Do you have a struggling reader in your home or classroom? Struggling readers need specific encouragement to overcome their struggle and start reading well and with good … Read More...


The Importance of Weeding with Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly website Don't Make Me Go Back, Mommy book  When Someone in the Family Drinks Too Much book   Making a Collection Count by Holly Hibner and Mary Kelly      Collection Reflection blog Webjunction Website Submit a book to Awful Library Books  Video Testimonial Contest Submit a recommendation for a podcast guest! What's the most awful library book you've ever seen? Share with us in the comments!   … Read More...


Video Contest Ends April 27!

Have you submitted your video testimonial for a chance to win 2014-2015 library lesson plans from If not, you only have 10 days left! What are you waiting for? Check out this blog post about the contest and submit your entry here! I'm not looking for professional quality videos - just a quick 1 to 2 minute testimonial about my library lesson plans. You can record with a smart phone, webcam, or video camera. Don't like seeing yourself on camera? Me neither! Don't worry - … Read More...


The Evolving Role of School Librarian

In my weekly search for school library news, I found this encouraging article out of Montana. This is a district that clearly recognizes the changing landscape of school libraries and changing the role of its librarians to meet today's student needs. Does your district recognize the need for evolving school libraries? As I've written before, I believe school libraries are more relevant today than ever before... IF they are evolving to meet the needs of 21st Century students. I love this quote … Read More...