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The world through picture books


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Lourense Das's curator insight, April 3, 2015 1:36 AM

2nd expanded ed. with 500 books in 37 languages : the world through picture books free download via #IFLA

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The Library as Catalyst for Civic Engagment | Reinventing Libraries - Library Journal

The Library as Catalyst for Civic Engagment | Reinventing Libraries - Library Journal | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it

“Come to us for stuff.” I’m not sure any library has actually used that as a marketing pitch or description of its mission—pithy as it is. For many of us, though, it neatly encapsulates the libraries with which we grew up.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 5, 2013 4:34 PM

Public libraries having to step up to help meet the information needs of K–12 students who are affected by the erosion in funding for school libraries.

Lourense Das's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:34 AM

"Public libraries can help meet the information needs of K–12 students who are affected by the erosion in funding for school libraries". Is this true? Only when PL invest in (professional development) of teacher librarians

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Longtime children's librarian shares magic of reading - Daily Press

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Longtime children's librarian shares magic of reading
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Martha "Marty" Staton is the longtime children/young adult coordinator at the Poquoson Public Library, affectionately referred to as the children's librarian.
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Is David Walliams the new Roald Dahl? - The Guardian (blog)

Is David Walliams the new Roald Dahl? - The Guardian (blog) | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
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Is David Walliams the new Roald Dahl?
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School Libraries: Children's Ebooks Published by Hachette Coming ...

School Libraries: Children's Ebooks Published by Hachette Coming ... | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
Follett today announced a partnership with U.S. trade publisher Hachette Book Group (HBG) to provide preK-12 school libraries and students expanded access to popular children's titles in an ebook lending format for the ...
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NJ schools ask students to bring their own tech - USA TODAY

NJ schools ask students to bring their own tech - USA TODAY | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
NJ schools ask students to bring their own tech USA TODAY So-called Bring Your Own Technology, or BYOT, programs are on the rise, experts say, particularly as 23 percent of American teens have a tablet computer, 47 percent have smartphones, and 78...
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RH Children's to Publish Seuss Classics as E-books - Publishers Weekly

RH Children's to Publish Seuss Classics as E-books - Publishers Weekly | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
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RH Children's to Publish Seuss Classics as E-books
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Random House Children's Books will now publish, for the first time, Dr.
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25 Writers on the Importance of Libraries

25 Writers on the Importance of Libraries | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it

“A library implies an act of faith which generations, still in darkness hid, sign in their night in witness of the dawn." ~ Victor Hugo

 

“Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries." ~ Anne Herbert

 

It was Terry Deary, a known children's writer, who made a controversial statement about libraries: “books aren’t public property.” Deary added, “Authors, booksellers and publishers need to eat. We don’t expect to go to a food library to be fed.” The cranky comments feel like a swift kick in the teeth since libraries around the world are struggling against significant budget cuts each year, and authors have been tirelessly advocating for their importance. We gathered a few passionate statements from 20 writers that emphasize why libraries aren’t "sentimental” institutions. See what Mark Twain, Neil Gaiman, Judy Blume, Ray Bradbury, and other writers have to contribute to the issue on the importance of libraries.


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Jeff Gelles: Interactive children's books for the iPad generation - Philly.com

Jeff Gelles: Interactive children's books for the iPad generation - Philly.com | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
Philly.com Jeff Gelles: Interactive children's books for the iPad generation Philly.com Wharton professor Kartik Hosanagar and his wife, Prasanna Krishnan, both technologists and entrepreneurs, watch their 2 1/2-year-old son, and primary...

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:02 PM

Interesting development....

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Literacy Launchpad: 20 Places to Find Free Children's Books Online

Literacy Launchpad: 20 Places to Find Free Children's Books Online | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it

"The local public library isn’t the only place to find free books for kids. There are many different sites online that offer free children's books to read or listen to. Here are 20 places to read, create, and share free children's books online"


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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, August 28, 2013 12:50 PM

How's this for a gold mine for kids, parents and educators?

 

One of my very favorites is the International Children's Digital Library. Feels like you're reading the original book. And, my two favorite features are that the collection includes children's books from many cultures AND that many of them can be read in both the original language and in multiple translations of the original. And, the translations are embedded in images of the original pages complete with illustrations.

 

Explore, enjoy, recommend...

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

"Google Lit Trips" is the fictitious business name for GLT Global ED, an educational nonprofit

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The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act

The Cost of Censorship in Libraries: 10 Years Under the Children’s Internet Protection Act | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the enforcement of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA), which brought new levels of Internet censorship to libraries across the country.

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Zaption: Interactive Instructional Videos

Zaption: Interactive Instructional Videos | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
  If you are not familiar with Zaption, it is a free service that allows you to make videos interactive. These do not have to be videos you have created, they can be videos from YouTube even. ...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 3, 2015 3:25 PM

This looks like a very interesting tool at the author gives some great ideas for using it in the classroom.

Jennifer McDonald's curator insight, April 7, 2015 11:26 PM

Zaption allows the teacher to insert text on the video, to draw or annotate on the video or to insert thought provoking questions.


This could be huge!!! Especially in flipped classrooms or where you want the students to see an experiment and think about why and how things are happening as they see them! 

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 18, 2015 9:17 AM

This has some great applications and implications - the author does a great job explaining the features and usefulness in various settings.  Makes this an exciting proposition!

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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | School Library Journal | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, October 16, 2013 10:29 PM

Print material is still so important!

Joanne Schenkel's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:29 PM

Yes! My year 7 students expressed the same view last week. They prefer to interact with paper books and love the fact that I can guide them to find a book which is a "perfect fit". Many students said they would then use the recommendations from their classmates, particularly those with whom I'd encouraged to try a new author or series.

 

doeni onco's curator insight, January 6, 2015 9:09 PM

The future of libraries is strong. It is evolving to include digital media, but most patrons still prefer print! @Truce_CISD #CISDlibrarians #CastleberryISD

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Children, libraries, and reading | Pew Internet Libraries

Children, libraries, and reading | Pew Internet Libraries | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
Happy Children's Book Week. Here's a a closer look at our data on children and reading from our recent report on parents, children, libraries, and reading.
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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | Pew Internet Libraries

Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading | Pew Internet Libraries | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.
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Children's Libraries in New York City | The New York Public Library

Children's Libraries in New York City | The New York Public Library | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
By far the largest number of children's books—especially those for circulation (lending) to children and their families—is to be found at The New York Public Library. The largest collections of children's books in that you can ...
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When Homework is a Waste of Time - TIME

When Homework is a Waste of Time - TIME | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
When Homework is a Waste of Time
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Maybe the heated debates about the amount of homework children are assigned would cool if it became clear that the homework was effectively advancing their learning.
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Children's Book Blog: The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013

Children's Book Blog: The Edinburgh International Book Festival 2013 | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
I've just got back from a wonderful three days event hopping at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Now in its 30th year, the festival is almost (but not quite!) as old as me. But despite its agedness, it still knows how to ...
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Do Screens Belong in Library Storytimes for Young Children? Response to ALSC Blog | The Digital Media Diet

Do Screens Belong in Library Storytimes for Young Children? Response to ALSC Blog | The Digital Media Diet | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it

A few days ago, a guest post in the ALSC Blog about how “The Screen Free Storytime is the Best Storytime” really got me ‘all riled up’. The post is from Kathy Kleckner, a children’s librarian for Dakota County Libraries at their Rosemount branch. She has worked as a librarian on a bookmobile,  in elementary schools and in urban systems.  She is a member of the Minnesota Library Association and ALSC. 

I posted a very long response in the comments to this post, which is reproduced here.

 

It represents two diverging opinions that exist within the library community … but also represents a wider discourse happening in the world of professionals who work with children. Should we be promoting book apps, ebooks and other digital content as legitimate reading for children, or are print books ‘superior’ in some way?


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, June 22, 2013 3:39 AM

My comments were spontaneous ... do you think I was off-base or overly harsh?

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10 Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Books Made For The iPad

10 Beautifully Illustrated Children’s Books Made For The iPad | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it
In truth, there is a handful of beautifully illustrated books that let kids discover the joy of storytelling. A great picture book comes as much from the written words as the illustrations that bring life to those words.

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Don Collins's curator insight, August 22, 2013 1:09 PM

Dear Scoop It, why ask me to add my insight before I have been able to access the document... The workflow doesn't make sense! Yours etc!!!

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Presentation of Biblio Visual Library's Materiel

Classification tools for children's books. We've designed a visual classification method which follows the Dewey Decimal System. Help develop children's rese...
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Thinking Big in Children’s Programming | ALSC Blog

Thinking Big in Children’s Programming | ALSC Blog | Children's Libraries | Scoop.it

As my library prepares for our second Stuffed Animal Sleepover, I was prompted to think about library events on a grand scale. Two months ago my library participated in the Star Wars Reads Day festivities on October 6. The nationwide celebration was a huge success and we welcomed over 1500 patrons to the Children’s Library that Saturday.

 

Many libraries and museums around the country use their spaces to hold special events from weddings to scavenger hunts. I’m aware that these examples are usually hosted by outside companies, but what if once a year the children’s department went all out for one major event? Taking inspiration from a few of my library’s heavy hitters, here are two possible big-ticket programs for your children’s department to consider ...


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