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Evanston Public Library hosts first zombie walk

Evanston Public Library hosts first zombie walk | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Too late for this year, alas...

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Common Core: Authentic Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost

Common Core: Authentic Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking | NoveList Blog | EBSCOhost | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

"One way to create nationwide professional development: activate our librarian corps!"  Share this with your staff!

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Libraries (and Librarians) Matter | Yinzercation

Look at what this community has done to ensure their students have access to a school library!

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Mini Reviews Book Display

Mini Reviews Book Display | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Photo uploaded by Jane Considine on Lockerz (RT @janeconsidine: The best school libraries display books with front covers with mini reviews.)...

Via Joyce Valenza
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Powtoon Genre Intros

Powtoon Genre Intros | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
I used Powtoon for 8th grade orientation, and students were 100% attentive!
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Anita Vance's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:26 PM

Anything that adds novelty!  What a great idea!

Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 15, 2013 8:24 AM
It looks cool! Can you record your own voice as a track?
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Fun with Books - Mental Floss

Some of these videos would be beautiful to share with upper grades before a lesson!

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Saint Marks' Library Blog: Library Love

Saint Marks' Library Blog: Library Love | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

What a  beautiful introduction to the pure joy of libraries!  

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“If Librarians Were Honest” by Joseph Mills | Library as Incubator Project

“If Librarians Were Honest” by Joseph Mills | Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

This would make a great basis for a display in high school!

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Library 2.012 archive posted ... - School Library Journal

Library 2.012 archive posted ... - School Library Journal | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Click through Joyce Valenza's article for access to the recordings of almost all of the Library 2.012 sessions.

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On Common Core | Creating Community | School Library Journal

On Common Core | Creating Community | School Library Journal | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

A "Nonfiction Tasting" for teachers!  Offering chocolate is a brilliant idea!  

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Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:26 PM

I like this idea of sharing a variety of texts with the teachers so they know what is available in the library.

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Zombies galore at the library and beyond - The Coloradoan

Zombies galore at the library and beyond - The Coloradoan | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Zombie month in the library!  I wish!

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'The Hunger Games' Banned Books Week posters

'The Hunger Games' Banned Books Week posters | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
View a slideshow of ‘'The Hunger Games' Banned Books Week posters’ and other National The Hunger Games pictures.
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Banned Book Lock-in at the Library

 Lock-in!  Read-Alouds from banned books!  Two great ideas.

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Mrs. ReaderPants: booktalking tips

Mrs. ReaderPants: booktalking tips | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I love Leigh's tips!  I've been booktalking the 6 book sets of novels that have been gathering dust in my textbook room--good stuff, just not accessible to the students.  Kids like the "mini book club" pitch.

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Celebrating the Wonder of Wonder by Sherry Gick

Celebrating the Wonder of Wonder by Sherry Gick | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Sharing the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio with students is certainly not a new idea…most of us have been sharing Wonder with anyone who would listen since the beginning of 2012!  Even so, there...
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Book Wreath!

Book Wreath! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I can't see all the photos due to the district filter, but I know I have piles of books I could use for this! Via the awesome Naomi Bates at @yabooksandmore. 

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Podcasting with Your #iPad (Updated)

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Podcasting with Your #iPad (Updated) | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

We'll be doing podcasted book reviews in our library, so this article was very useful.

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Bookish Pumpkins :: Part One

Bookish Pumpkins :: Part One | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it
Whether it's for your own pleasure or for a fun family activity, there are loads of creative ways to make Halloween bookish.
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Welcome to Maker Librarian! | Maker Librarian

Welcome to Maker Librarian! | Maker Librarian | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

New blog to follow and contribute to--looking forward to some great stuff here.

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Blending books with technology - Greenville News

Blending books with technology - Greenville News | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

You South and North Carolinians are awesome librarians!  So many of the people I follow are from those two states! I'm still trying to imagine an elementary school of engineering.

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Library offers living books to borrowers - literally!

Library offers living books to borrowers - literally! | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

I'd love to do this!  Maybe have college students come to visit with our AVID (college prep support) classes, or local residents and parents to talk to 8th graders when they research STEM careers!

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Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library: Your table is ready now

Let Me Think : Adventures in a School Library: Your table is ready now | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

Cute idea for elementary libraries from @Maryindastax

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Library as Incubator Project

Library as Incubator Project | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

If you have a creative spark, spend a few minutes with this blog.  There are some amazing projects here that could spark an idea for your school library, or a joint project with your public library.  Follow on twitter @IArtLibraries, too!

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Finding great nonfiction--Talk to a Librarian!

Teachers and parents should consult with librarians about nonfiction for children. They’re the experts and the library is a great place to start.
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Library Makers

Library Makers | Creativity in the School Library | Scoop.it

A blog of maker projects suitable for your library!  I found this via the Library as Incubator blog, which is well worth following.

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Sharlene Lien's curator insight, July 23, 2015 6:57 PM

Blog of maker ideas.