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Librarians Grapple With 'Hunger Games' Mania

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Briggs, a librarian at the Jonathan Law High School, ordered posters and bookmarks, as well as multiple copies of the Suzanne Collins's blockbuster trilogy. Briggs also announced a raffle with a much-sought-after prize for three lucky winners-free movie passes to the dystopian flick. Kids could write an essay about a Hunger Games-related theme or character, donate canned goods to a local food bank, or design a Hunger Games T-shirt.

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Atwood’s children series to get TV treatment | Quillblog

Atwood’s children series to get TV treatment | Quillblog | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Yesterday, McArthur & Company announced that it has sold TV rights to Margaret Atwood's Wandering Wenda and Friends children's books.

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CLA Amendments to Bill C-11

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The Canadian Library Association has posted its proposed technical amendments
to Bill C-11.


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World’s First ‘Edible’ Cookbook

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Called ‘The Real Cookbook’, the cook-able and edible cookbook is made of 100% fresh pasta, and gives you the recipe on how to make a classic lasagne at the same time.

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Les adultes devraient-ils éviter de lire des parutions Jeunesse ?

Les adultes devraient-ils éviter de lire des parutions Jeunesse ? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Stein, qui prend en exemple Hunger Games ou Harry Potter, s’attaque principalement à la qualité littéraire de ces parutions, les comparant aux œuvres d’auteurs comme David Foster Wallace ou Thomas Pynchon.


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Struggling Young Readers Like Kindles

Struggling Young Readers Like Kindles | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Middle school students in a reading improvement class liked using e-readers for a variety or reasons, and felt their reading improved as a result.


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25 Series to Read if you LOVE the Hunger Games!

25 Series to Read if you LOVE the Hunger Games! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We thought we’d give suggestions on books you might enjoy if you enjoyed The Hunger Games. To help you know a little bit about each book and how it might be similar to The Hunger Games, we’ve taken several elements from the book to use for comparison.

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Why Ebooks Need Libraries

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There’s no question that reading enthusiasts are also sharing enthusiasts and it’s inconvenient at best to share a copyrighted ebook with a friend when the only way to do it is to lend your friend your entire portable library, or e-reader, so she can enjoy that one title you want to recommend. No wonder physical libraries continue to capture the public’s imagination, along with their contents.

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La bibliothèque de Josée di Stasio: au-delà des livres de cuisine

La bibliothèque de Josée di Stasio: au-delà des livres de cuisine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Personne ne sera étonné d'apprendre que Josée di Stasio possède plusieurs centaines de livres de cuisine. Mais ce sont des romans qui l'ont marquée qu'elle a surtout parlé dans le cadre de la série «La bibliothèque de...».

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Reinvent the Book Club: How To Host Your Own Audiobook Gathering

Reinvent the Book Club: How To Host Your Own Audiobook Gathering | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Book clubs can be great, but have you thought about taking them to another level with audiobooks?

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Intertwined text and illustration in YA books

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Now you can indulge in your love of both because there are so many books out there that combine text and illustration in innovative ways. Comic books and graphic novels fit the bill, but I’m not considering them here. In these books, the text and accompanying illustrations complement each other in a seamlessly intertwined and integrated way.

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Celebrate Poetry!

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Need inspiration for some last-minute programming, or looking for ideas you can use year-round? The American Academy of Poets offers a list of thirty ways to celebrate poetry; here are ten from the list that can be easily adapted for libraries.

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From barn to bibliothek, a library emerges from history

From barn to bibliothek, a library emerges from history | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Jackson Public Library is one of several recent libraries to adapt existing non-library buildings (including a factory, a roller rink, and a department store) as new homes. In addition to generally costing less than a new building, and the potential historic value, the practice helps rejuvenate neighborhoods.

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And the Winner of SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books Is...

And the Winner of SLJ's Battle of the Kids' Books Is... | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Gary Schmidt's Okay for Now (Clarion, 2011) emerged as the surprising—some might even say shocking-winner of School Library Journal's fourth annual Battle of the Kids' Books (BOB) tournament. The novel was the first Undead Poll winner, or readers' choice selection, to nab the top honor.

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To achieve you must believe. Believe in your library.

To achieve you must believe. Believe in your library. | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"The library in Fort Atkinson shows that properly conceptualized and creatively realized the public library has a secure future; it shows that public libraries can long continue their role as the intellectual and social hub of a community. The ten richest people in town couldn’t come close to affording what the Dwight Foster Public Library has to offer, but together the people of the town have created something wonderful, and it’s available to everyone." --Jim Nies


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Nova Scotia libraries boycott Random House over e-book prices

Nova Scotia libraries boycott Random House over e-book prices | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries on Nova Scotia's South Shore are boycotting Random House, one of the world's largest book publishers, over what they call unfair e-book pricing.

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Audiobook Spotlight: A Multitasker’s Dream

Audiobook Spotlight: A Multitasker’s Dream | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Audiobooks not only enjoy their place in the classroom as an aid to literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction but are a staple for the visually impaired. The recent advent of mobile devices has further broken down barriers on where audiobooks may be enjoyed, as the medium is freed of the limiting yoke of laptops, home stereos, and motor vehicles.

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INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It

INTERVIEW: Seth Godin on Libraries, Literary Agents and the Future of Book Publishing as We Know It | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

[Jeff] Rivera: A number of publishers have pulled the plug on library editions of eBooks. Do you think that is a wise business decision and if not, how do you see it being a win-win scenario?

[Seth Godin]: How incredibly silly. Libraries are like the radio for books. Not a money-maker for all, but a great way to spread an idea. I don’t think you can find a single author who suffered any damage at all because too many people took his book out of the library. Ebooks for libraries need to be tweaked, not killed.

-- Jeff Rivera, Digital Book World

 


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Preschooler's Top Ten Most Requested Audio Books

Preschooler's Top Ten Most Requested Audio Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

An audio book isn’t nearly the same as reading to your kids, but seeing them on their own get completely lost as the story unfolds in their imagination is pretty magical. My son listens to them during car rides, lounging in a nest of pillows on a rainy day, turning into a prune in the tub, or while dinner is prepared and laundry is folded. We listen to a lot of audio books.

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Crafting a Digital Book Strategy

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SLJ spoke to a publishing exec about the changes that are rocking the world of children’s and teen books—and how libraries, publishers, and authors can navigate them successfully.

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Michel Tremblay à l'honneur au Musée de la civilisation

Michel Tremblay à l'honneur au Musée de la civilisation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

À l'occasion de son 70e anniversaire, le Musée de la civilisation organise une installation multimédia en l'honneur du romancier et dramaturge Michel Tremblay.

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3 Places to Find Online Talking Children's Storybooks

This post is born out of a request for help from someone that I met at the Teacher 2 Teacher conference in Bow Island, Alberta. She was looking for some free online talking storybooks to use in her grade 1 class. I didn't have anything coming to mind right off, so I searched Diigo and my blog archives to find these three places to find and free online talking children's storybooks.

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Harry Potter maintenant disponible en format électronique

Harry Potter maintenant disponible en format électronique | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les aventures de Harry Potter sont enfin disponibles en version électronique. Les livres sont actuellement disponibles en anglais, en versions américaine et britannique, au coût de 7,99 $ US pour les livres électroniques et 29,99 $ US pour les livres audio. Le site indique que les éditions française, italienne, allemande et espagnole suivront dans les prochaines semaines

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The 10 Best LGBT Romances in Literature

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Since we’re always thinking about books, we’ve collected ten wonderful literary LGBT romances to get you in the mood. From aching first love to rambunctious adulthood, this list offers something for everyone, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Heartbreak — like disease, love, and death — doesn’t care if you’re hetero-normative or not. It’s just part of the rollercoaster human experience. So, break out your vinyl of Elliot Smith’s XO, and get your tissues ready — or look forward to spring flings, and revel in human sexuality.

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Part of my reading list for 2014. When I saw the title of the article I thought I knew what I'd find inside. I'm glad I looked, because I found a few I'd not heard of yet...

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Essential Elements of Storytime: Embracing the Performance

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Storytime is a different library service than reference work, reader’s advisory, or circulation assistance in that it is not a one-to-one transaction. It is a performance, a show, not a conversation. To present the best storytimes, I believe we need to understand and accept this.

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