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Simon & Schuster Agrees to Sell “All Iowa Reads” 2013 Winner eBook Edition to Libraries

Simon & Schuster Agrees to Sell “All Iowa Reads” 2013 Winner eBook Edition to Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
On Monday December 3, Wendy Sheanin (Director of Marketing and Adult Publishing Group at Simon & Schuster) notified the Iowa Center for the Book that “The Year We Left Home” [the All Iowa Reads 2013 winner] will be on sale as an eBook on January 1, 2013 and available from OverDrive, a leading full-service digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, and other digital content.
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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books.

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James Patterson Launches Children’s Book Imprint

James Patterson Launches Children’s Book Imprint | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Jimmy Patterson books, part of Little, Brown, the bestselling author’s longterm publisher, will publish eight to 12 books annually.

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Library becomes focal point for items scattered by floodwaters

Library becomes focal point for items scattered by floodwaters | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Wimberley Public Library has set aside a room for the sole purpose of drying out flood-soaked photos found by citizens in debris all over the area.


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Doug Mirams's curator insight, June 1, 7:43 AM

Libraries work to preserve the memories of their communities and support them during times of crisis, yet this is the first time I can recall where both these activities have come together.


"Bringing people their mementos back is an important, small thing we can do to help people get their lives back and these are irreplaceable. You can get a new bed or a new TV, but these kinds of things you don't have any more," said Susan Nenney, a Wimberley resident who brought in a pile of pictures she found near an area known as Little Arkansas.

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Teen Charm Offensive: Fostering Positive Attitudes About YA Programming

Teen Charm Offensive: Fostering Positive Attitudes About YA Programming | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

How to develop the essential “soft skills” to communicate with colleagues who may be less than enthusiastic about teens and young adult programming.

 

-Jennifer Velásquez

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Digital literacy workshops made available to all libraries across Quebec

MediaSmarts, a leading Canadian centre for digital and media literacy, is pleased to announce that all public libraries in Quebec now have free access to its licensed digital literacy program, Web Awareness Workshop Series.

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Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets - New York Times

Judy Blume Knows All Your Secrets - New York Times | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

After 17 years, the confidante for legions of young readers is about to publish a new novel for adults.


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The Gollancz S.F. and Fantasy Masterworks Series

The Gollancz S.F. and Fantasy Masterworks Series | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Longtime SF Signal readers will know my of my…fondness (I say ‘fondness’, others might say unhealthy “obsession’)…with the S.F. Masterworks and Fantasy Masterworks series published by Gollanacz. Beyind the title selection, their covers are consistently outstanding.

 

-John DeNardo

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Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth: 2015, by Julia Smith

Top 10 SF/Fantasy/Horror for Youth: 2015, by Julia  Smith | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Magic, wonder, and terror course through the pages of these exceptional sf, fantasy, and horror novels.

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10 authors who excel on the internet

10 authors who excel on the internet | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Writers are finding imaginative ways to negotiate the new era of electronic intimacy with readers. Here are some of the best.

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Diversity in Canadian literature

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The Canadian literary establishment isn't very diverse. Author Jael Richardson talked to Metro Morning about the new Festival of Literary Diversity and why there aren't more Canadian literary stars from diverse backgrounds.

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L'affiche de publicité pour la nouvelle bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Antoine

Entrevue avec Mme Paulette qui nous parle de la future bibliothèque municipale de Saint-Antoine.
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17 Library Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following Even If You Are Not A Bookworm

17 Library Instagram Accounts You Should Be Following Even If You Are Not A Bookworm | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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We Need Diverse Books and SLJ Release Booktalking Kit

We Need Diverse Books and SLJ Release Booktalking Kit | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) Booktalking Kit is now available for download. WNDB and School Library Journal (SLJ) have partnered to produce the kit, which is designed to highlight children’s literature about diverse characters and/or written by diverse authors, according to an announcement by WNDB. The kit gives teachers, librarians, and booksellers the tools they need to discuss these works with their students, patrons and customers.

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Activitypedia | jeux de société à imprimer gratuits

Activitypedia | jeux de société à imprimer gratuits | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Des jeux de société à imprimer gratuits, inédits ! diy jeux

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5 trucs pour développer le goût de la lecture

5 trucs pour développer le goût de la lecture | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Votre enfant n'aime pas ce qu'il lit? La lecture, idéalement, n'est jamais une corvée.


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Words In Action! - Girl Guides Focuses on Improving Literacy in Canada

Words In Action! - Girl Guides Focuses on Improving Literacy in Canada | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Girl Guides of Canada–Guides du Canada is focusing its fourth annual National Service Project (NSP) on literacy. "Words in Action" will promote the importance of literacy, increase access to literacy materials and services, and help Canadians interpret information in a meaningful way. 

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33 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Favourite Films

33 Books You Should Read Now, Based On Your Favourite Films | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
From Pulp Fiction to pulp fiction.
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Les Canadiens complètent la liste des 100 livres incontournables

Les Canadiens complètent la liste des 100 livres incontournables | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La liste des Incontournables, 100 livres d'ici à lire au moins une fois dans sa vie, a été dévoilée vendredi à l'émission Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!.


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Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight

Listen and Learn: Nonfiction Audiobooks | Audio Spotlight | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Truth may be stranger than fiction, but when it comes to audiobooks, it can be just as compelling.

 

-Stephanie Klose

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Story Tropes Bingo for (Almost) Every Genre | Book Riot

Story Tropes Bingo for (Almost) Every Genre | Book Riot | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If you could manifest my love/hate relationship with story tropes and plot devices in concrete form, it turns out it would look like a bingo card.

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Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy

Lost for words? How reading can teach children empathy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Stories have the power to bring emotions to life, and help children understand their own feelings and those of others.

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100 Best Canadian Kids' Books

100 Best Canadian Kids' Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We surveyed experts from coast to coast to help us create this awesome list of titles. Are any of your favourite Canadian kids’ books on our list?

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Library launches 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Library launches 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
The Lake Travis Community Library has recently launched the new program 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.

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Great program which could be duplicated in any community.

“We have hundreds of children attend our story times and programs at the library every week, but we want to encourage reading at home as well,” said Lake Travis Community Library Director Morgan McMillian. “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is a great way to encourage and reward early readers. We know that strong language and literacy skills pay off later in life!”