With the school librarian playing head chef, students at Sayre Junior/Senior High School in Sayre, PA kicked off a book tasting to celebrate new books and a love of reading. The delicious result? A big boost in circ stats, library card sign-ups, and collaboration between the school and public library.
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The book that dare not speak its name gets a followup this week, with the publication of a sequel to the sleeper hit of 2011, Go the F*ck To Sleep. The tongue-in-cheek bedtime book for parents was picked up by UK publisher Canongate after soaring to the top of Amazon’s bestseller chart a month before it was due to be published by the small US press Akashic Books.
Multiple lists were posted online by Amazon.com today. Highlights from 2014 Lists The annual feature includes the editors picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year as well as Top 20 lists in over two dozen categories, from Children s & Teen to Cookbooks to Celebrity Picks.
In response to an increase in undesirable and disrespectful behaviours (to space and people) by some users in the library, McMaster University Library’s Lyons New Media Centre produced a marketing campaign to address the issue.
The winner of the first-ever 2014 Kirkus Prize in Young Readers’ Literature is Kate Samworth’s Aviary Wonders Inc. Spring Catalog and Instruction Manual: Renewing the World’s Bird Supply Since 2031 (Clarion, 2014). Modeled on mail order catalogs of the past and present, “Aviary Wonders Inc. is a picture book that widens the definition of the genre. While truly a picture book, it was created for readers aged 10 and up with well-developed sensibilities and senses of humor.
Books to Go is a pilot project where 100 of the most popular titles for preschoolers are set aside. The books are divided into 20 bags kept at the circulation desk. Parents and children just have to sign out a bag and instantly have a large selection of books.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. And there are plenty of incentives to join in.
There is a very real and legitimate worry that librarians of all stripes are being called to do too much. Can any one professional really be librarian, programmer, maker, social worker, and employment consultant? No. Librarians can’t do it all…but librarians can help a community do it all.
Why buy when you can rent? That’s the thought behind Toronto’s new Kitchen Library. Yes, it’s a library of kitchen items you might want but aren’t yet prepared to invest in, or might not have the space in your kitchen to keep around permanently. Cooking in the big city (with a small kitchen) just got easier.
An unused corner of the 2,500 square foot facility was converted into a “Digital Diner” with a $3,240 grant from Lowe’s Toolbox for Education. Two 1950s-style blue booths outfitted with jukeboxes provide an inviting space for celebrations—such as end-of-year parties—and for kids to collaborate on digital projects, as well as more traditional library activities such as book clubs. With its vinyl and chrome, the ambiance hearkens back to the 1950s, but the tools are all new millennium. Library iPads can be inserted into the tabletop jukeboxes, and students can use them to share videos and ebooks they have created.