Penny Kittle is a teacher on a mission. She wants to, as outlined by her website, "promote the love of reading among adolescents by providing classroom libraries of highly-engaging books to middle and high school English teachers." She does this through her Book Love Foundation, which works with educators to learn how to engage students - even the most reluctant of readers - with books.
Amazon already offers one free book a month to all Kindle users who are also Amazon Prime subscribers via their Kindle Owners’ Lending Library (KOLL) service. It began in November 2011 with about 5,000 titles available and as of January 2014 offers access to more than 500,000 ebooks.
Laura Hazard-Owens points out in her article published today, “Amazon is testing “Kindle Unlimited,” an ebook subscription service for $9.99/month”, that the folks from Seattle appear to be preparing for a roll-out of a new service. The report includes a look at some of the content KOLL makes available today from all of the Harry Potter titles to a lot of self-published books.
The Lexicon is costing €36.6m to build. In an interesting move, the 6,520m2 building – which will be the central library for the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – will be called the Dlr Lexicon, which reflects the fact that it offers more than a library.
It’s also intended to be a cultural centre, with a café (the tenant is yet to be decided on), a gallery, a small auditorium space, crafts spaces, a local history library, 100 parking spaces and a children’s library.
It’s hoped that this mix of facilities will attract more than 50,000 people to Dun Laoghaire every year.
Rather than being detached from the rest of the town, it is supposed to draw people into the centre of Dun Laoghaire, offering them a space to explore and enjoy before making their way into the town.
When the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) in Alberta, Canada was named the Gale/Library Journal 2014 Library of the Year, the staff knew they'd made history, becoming the first library outside of the United States to take home that honor. Turns out, Edmontonians know how to party, and they sent us some images from the celebration, which featured party favors, foam fingers, and of course, story time for the kids. Because no matter how big the honor you have to accept, nothing gets in the way of story time.
His latest novel tells the tale of childhood friends, three boys who are inseparable, who are loyal and who trust no one but themselves. In Crimes Against My Brother, we find out what happens when that bond is tested.
Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.
Benetech has been working to bring the proven Bookshare model to people in need all around the world since 2008. Bookshare, a Benetech Global Literacy initiative, currently serves members with qualifying print disabilities in nearly 50 countries and has been granted permission from publishers to provide over 165,000 titles (out of its current total collection of over 280,000 accessible titles) in most of these countries. In Canada, Bookshare now offers more than 180,000 accessible ebooks.
According to both 2006 and 2009 studies published by Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, and Keith Oatley, a professor of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, those who read fiction are capable of the most empathy and “theory of mind,” which is the ability to hold opinions, beliefs and interests apart from their own.
J.K. Rowling gave us a brief epilogue about Harry Potter's adult life at the end of The Deathly Hallows, but now, for the first time since that final book, Rowling has written a story that features Harry not as a teen wizarding student, but a 34-year-old Auror.
Anne Mangen, professeure du National centre for reading education and research en Norvège, avait l'intuition depuis quelques temps que l'ergonomie de l'objet sur lequel on lit influençait la lecture elle-même. Que la tangibilité du papier, par rapport à l'intangibilité du numérique, avait un...
Over the years, a number of publications have been produced for library trustees including the Library Board Development Kit, Trustee Tips, and Trustee 20/20. These publications are now available electronically, and are linked here. You are welcome to use any of these materials online or to download and print for your individual board members.
Dans le cadre de leurs développements, les sociétés Overdrive et Kobo ont décidé de s'associer pour offrir de meilleurs services aux bibliothèques. Sachant que le marché grand public de l'ebook est verrouillé par Amazon, il fallait une autre porte pour que l'acteur canadien, propriété de Rakuten, puisse poursuivre son activité. Ainsi, les établissements de prêt public sont l'une des solutions.
"The Schneider Award Jury celebrated the Award’s 10th Anniversary at a festive luncheon during the recent American Library Association’s Annual Conference. ... Not surprising, there was lots of talk about books, including favorites of those in attendance. When asked about favorite Schneider winners, everyone had one! Replies spanned books selected over all ten years of the Award, all three age groups, and several genres! Here are their Top Ten."
Copian, formerly known as the National Adult Literacy Database, has lost funding from Canada's federal government. It's just one of several literacy organizations that can no longer afford to deliver their services to Canadians. In light of this, Jian reflects on Parliament's latest austerity measure and its troubling implications.
The National Literacy Trust (NLT) has released fresh research showing children's enjoyment of reading has grown over the past eight years, at the same time as literary "BookBenches" appear all over London.