Free Banned Books Week Activities

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Banned Books Week is almost here! According to the Banned Books Week website, Banned Books Week began in 1982 "in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries." Banned Books Week draws attention to the issue of censorship and the freedom to choose reading materials. An increasing number ... Continue Reading...

Dot Day Ideas

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I have to admit that although I love The Dot by Peter Reynolds, I have never participated in International Dot Day. I've received several emails and questions about Dot Day ideas and activities, so I thought I'd throw it out there to my readers! What do you do on Dot Day? I've started a pinboard on Pinterest, but it doesn't have a ton of pins on ... Continue Reading...

Getting Ready for the New School Year

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  Today's post is written by Nichole Baumgartner. Nichole is an Elementary (K-5) librarian who has been with her school district for two years. She works at Carlin Park Elementary in Angola, Indiana. She sees classes every day, as well as doing recess duty, lunch duty, and aiding in the Kindergarten and Deaf and Hard of Hearing rooms at her ... Continue Reading...

Library Procedures: A Guide to Sanity

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Today's post is written by Tracy Blunier. Tracy has been a school library media specialist for five years. She currently works in a primary school (grades K-2). She is a former classroom teacher with a passion for management. She loves organization and using every resource possible to streamline operations and allow students as much independence as ... Continue Reading...

Elementary Librarian Webinars

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I'm very excited to announce my summer weekly webinar series! I had a test webinar on Sunday night, and I'm hosting two more free webinars on Wednesday, July 30. There will be one at 3:00pm EST and one at 9:00pm EST, but they will have the same content (so you only need to sign up for one). Wednesday's webinar will focus on library centers. Click ... Continue Reading...

What are you stressed about?

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I'm back from my live events and vacation! It's been a very exciting and fun-filled summer (except for the part where our vehicle broke down on the way home from Atlanta). I was able to get my new library lesson plans finished up and on the site on Monday. I've spent much of today planning some really exciting content for my blog and podcast. I'm ... Continue Reading...