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‘It’s like hunger games for librarians.’ How government is slowly killing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia

‘It’s like hunger games for librarians.’ How government is slowly killing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The government is slowly killing public libraries in rural Nova Scotia, just so it can save a tiny little bit of money. We talk with four chief librarians and the future looks awfully grim.

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Story Dice: Literacy Cubed!

Story Dice: Literacy Cubed! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Every Friday for the month of January we had "Crafternoons" for school-aged kids. Each week was a different craft activity, all related to storytelling and literacy. We also incorporated physical literacy by using our fine motor skills to build our creations, and promoted gross motor skills by having the kids act out their stories.
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Designing Interactive Learning Spaces | Florida Library Webinars

Designing Interactive Learning Spaces | Florida Library Webinars | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

What does it mean to Evolve? Why do Libraries need to Evolve? Through this session, Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project will discuss the importance of redesigning library spaces to make them more interactive and collaborative. The Evolve Project is a collaborative platform that aims to change the way people see libraries through the injection of technology that fosters collaboration and exploration. See what other libraries have done to build maker spaces, fab labs, and other creative concepts that you can start today!


Originally broadcast 07/02/2014

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After School Programs - YALSA

Recent studies have shown the value of formal educational and recreational after school programs for youth. Many school districts, community centers, youth serving organizations, faith-based groups and others are working to create and implement such programs. Additionally, federal and foundation funds are being directed toward after school programs. Is your library connected to the after school movement in your community? Listed below are some resources that may be useful to you with this effort.
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Empowered -- After School - Susan B. Neuman

Empowered -- After School - Susan B. Neuman | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Good programs nurture children's talents, expose them to interesting people, and set tough-love standards of behavior. The interaction among play work, and intense study reinforces children's growing self-efficacy social development, and sense of commitment to and place in their community. All these skills are tied to students' ability to achieve, become successful in life, and form stable relationships of their own.


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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 iPad Apps for Students with Special Needs

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Guest Librarian | Kitchener Public Library

Guest Librarian | Kitchener Public Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Our guest librarians bring fresh ideas and act as library ambassadors in their neighbourhoods and workplaces.


Our new #Lightbrary initiative, brought to us by Robin Mazumder, provides light therapy lamps to all Kitchener Public Library locations. A light therapy lamp emits intense levels of light similar to sunshine. The lamps are one form of treatment that has proven successful in helping people suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

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How “El Deafo” Empowers Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

How “El Deafo” Empowers Kids Who Are Deaf and Hard of Hearing | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Cece Bell’s 2015 Newbery Honor book, a graphic memoir, is changing lives, educators say.
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Meet the Canada Reads 2017 contenders

Meet the Canada Reads 2017 contenders | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Five Canadians - an actor, a musician, a comedian, a performer and a veteran - will battle it out to become the next Canada Reads champion beginning March 27, 2017.

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Children's Books about Empathy and Compassion

Children's Books about Empathy and Compassion | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Children's picture books to teach empathy, compassion and generosity. Read these books to combat a sense of entitlement and encourage kindness.
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MakerSpace: Paper Circuits, an inexpensive way to introduce electronics with almost instant gratification — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

MakerSpace: Paper Circuits, an inexpensive way to introduce electronics with almost instant gratification — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
...paper circuits are less expensive then a lot of the things on my “things we want to try” list. Also, they don’t take up a lot of space. It’s a great introduction to the idea of circuits without a lot of tools, wires, and things like soldering. I know nothing of soldering.
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Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts)

Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids (Even If It Drives You Nuts) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Despite its annoyances for parents, repetitive reading offers a surprising number of benefits for new readers.

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'Desperate' financial situation could shutter Cumberland County library, says librarian

'Desperate' financial situation could shutter Cumberland County library, says librarian | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Library-goers in Cumberland County, N.S., may find the doors closed at one of their branches — permanently — if the province doesn't improve their "desperate" funding situation, says the chief librarian with Cumberland Public Libraries.
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Design to Learn By: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces in Public Libraries

Design to Learn By: Dynamic Early Learning Spaces in Public Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A design revolution is reinventing the children’s room in public libraries and changing the way young children learn. This new breed of literacy-packed play spaces in libraries is inspired by children’s museums and the developmental theories that drive them.

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Chacun cherche sa cote (Dewey)

Chacun cherche sa cote (Dewey) | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
« Imaginez entrer dans une bibliothèque de 70 000 documents, essentiellement des titres uniques, tous alignés sur des rayons. On peut facilement se sentir submergé devant ce type de présentation », indique Ivan Filion. Le directeur des Bibliothèques de Montréal au Service de la culture illustre ainsi la nécessité pour les bibliothèques de trouver des moyens de mettre autrement les livres en valeur et de faciliter le chemin entre le lecteur et le livre cherché, niché loin sur l’étagère là-haut, troisième rangée au fond à droite.
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Equipping Your After School Program for Success

Equipping Your After School Program for Success | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the demand for after school programs is rising, how can you ensure that you're equipping your program for success?

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Programs for school-aged kids

Book related activities | Community service programs | Craft programs | Drama and performance programs | Food programs | Gaming programs | Guests in the library | Potpourri of programs |
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Program Models

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Browse program templates (created by library staff) by Library Type, Topic, or Program Type.


A website of the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

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Steam Trains and Fire Poles: Outdated Tropes in Picture Books — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production

Steam Trains and Fire Poles: Outdated Tropes in Picture Books — @fuseeight A Fuse #8 Production | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Today we celebrate those outdated concepts, ideas, and technologies that in clear defiance of the 21st century continue to appear in our picture books year after year after year.
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MySimpleShow for explaining (and my first story) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

MySimpleShow for explaining (and my first story) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Looking for a simple (and free) explainer video creator? One of my recent discoveries is MySimpleShow. Write a script or upload a little PowerPoint (up to 20 slides) and tell your story cut-out, explainer style.
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Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement

Public Libraries: A Vital Space for Family Engagement | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Harvard Family Research Project and the Public Library Association explore what family engagement is, the research behind why families matter for children’s learning, and why libraries matter for family engagement. The rich digital and hands-on resources libraries offer, especially when guided by librarians, can help families steer, guide, and support learning. The report highlights five actions that libraries are taking to engage all families in children’s learning from early childhood and throughout the school years.

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Beyond Colonialism? Libraries for a Canada We Don't Yet Know

The 2017 Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Lecture & Award Presentation Reconciliation. Relationships. Restitution.

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Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee | Brightly

Books to Help Kids Understand What It’s Like to Be a Refugee | Brightly | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Stories can facilitate dialogue, foster understanding, and inspire young readers to help create safe and welcoming environments in their own communities.
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Great Books: Celebrating Winter

Great Books: Celebrating Winter | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Picture books filled with cold-weather escapades, charismatic characters, and crystalline emotions are the perfect accompaniments to hot cocoa as readers and listeners await spring.
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