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Library turns to pole dancing to entice new readers

Library turns to pole dancing to entice new readers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Council bosses are staging a free pole-dancing class in a library in an attempt to persuade more people to borrow books. Midlothian council believes it is the first local authority in Scotland to hold such an event. It will run the session at Mayfield library in Dalkeith on 2 February, which is Love Your Library Day.

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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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Indigo Eyes U.S. as Dolls Help Bookseller Fend Off Amazon

Indigo Eyes U.S. as Dolls Help Bookseller Fend Off Amazon | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Canada’s biggest bookstore chain has managed to stay viable in the world of digital reading by adding everything from iPads to olive-wood cutting boards to its shelves. Now Indigo Books and Music Inc. is setting its sights on the U.S.

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Young Entrepreneurs are Ready to Sell their Maliseet Children's Book

Young Entrepreneurs are Ready to Sell their Maliseet Children's Book | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It’s been almost a year since JEDI first met some industrious First Nation students at George Street Middle School (GSMS) in Fredericton, NB. At that time, the students had started to write and illustrate a children’s book for the entrepreneurship program that GSMS participates in every year  through The Learning Partnership. 

Last week, the students celebrated the delivery of the first hard copies of their newly published book. The authors and illustrators of the book are Baillie Sacobie, Theo Polchies, Amber Solomon, and Brooke Sacobie, all from Kingsclear First Nation.

Their book, titled “Weyossisok” which means ‘little animals’ in the
Woolastooqiyik language, is an early childhood picture book written in both Maliseet and English. The book features a few different animals that are important to the Maliseet culture and includes short sentences on each animal.



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Parents call cops on teen for giving away banned book; it backfires predictably

Parents call cops on teen for giving away banned book; it backfires predictably | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Parents in Idaho called the cops last week on junior-high student Brady Kissel when she had the nerve to help distribute a book they'd succeeded in banning from the school curriculum.

 

-Alex Moore

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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!”

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L’art du "bookface" ou intégrer une couverture de livre dans le paysage

L’art du "bookface" ou intégrer une couverture de livre dans le paysage | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Ce n’est pas une variante nominative de Facebook mais bel et bien un concept qui fait déjà fureur sur la toile. Ce sont des bibliothécaires qui l’ont initié en premier. ...


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Obama Pushes Reading Through eBook, Library Initiatives - ABC News

Obama Pushes Reading Through eBook, Library Initiatives - ABC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Linking reading to technology, the White House marshaled major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and is seeking commitments from local governments and schools across the country...

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