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13 Illuminating Books That Should Be Required Reading

Good morning, class. Raise your hand if you actually read your summer assignments, <i>Great Expectations</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>. Yes, raise your hand if you <i>did</i> read those books. <i>Did</i> read, yes. What’s that you say? An extension, you say? Too hot outside to focus? Well. I don’t know if I ― OK. But just …

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Contents:<p>Editorial<p><i>The long-tail of global engagement and international librarianship</i> <b>297</b><br>Steve W. Witt<p>Articles<p><i>Internship in LIS education: An</i> …

Education Technology

Bathrooms Design Ideas, Remodel and Decor Pictures

Interior Design

Is Restricting Digital Access the Same as Banning Books?

One tech director from Minnesota thinks so. Trained as a librarian, he believes that educators have the right to fight for access to restricted …

Librarian Creates 'Books for Kids in Gay Families' Website

Patricia Sarles, MA, MLS has put together an extraordinary resource; a virtual library catalog of books for children related to various LGBTQ issues. When I discovered that my book, <i>Rumplepimple</i>, had been included in the Books for Kids in Gay Families list I was first thrilled, and then intrigued. I …

Genealogy

Book Review Site for Librarians in Public Libraries and School Libraries

<b>Ghost Boys</b> <br>by Jewell Parker Rhodes<p>Rhodes (<i>Sugar</i>, 2013; <i>Towers Falling</i>, 2016) beautifully weaves together the fictional and the historical—Jerome comes …

30 Cheap and Easy Home Decor Hacks Are Borderline Genius

DIY home décor is always popular here. The simple and easy decorating projects will not cost you a lot, but a little creativity can make your home …

Wall Art

25 Strategies for Schools to Support Independent Reading

Increased rigor and having students read challenging text is on everyone’s mind. While independent reading and student choice may seem like old news, …

Teaching

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

Before & After: Stefanie's Own Little Sanctuary Bathroom

My room makeover::Everything about our outdated 1930’s bathroom was kind of awful. It had mismatched yellow tile, a dark shower stall, a clunky tub, …

Home Improvement

Before and After: Martha's Amazing Maple Avenue Kitchen Makeover

Martha's guest house needed an update. Everything from the stark-white cabinetry to the older appliances felt less than modern. In January of this year, Martha consulted her team of designers and began brainstorming a new look for the space, using her line of Martha Stewart Living kitchens from The …

23 Great Library Blogs

Let’s say that you are a school librarian, and let’s say you’ve decided that like many of the teachers in your school, you too are ready to use a …

High School
Kansas

Westerville school's new library, media center generating more use

The old library and media center in Westerville's Walnut Springs Middle School was all white concrete block, with rows of bookshelves and computer …

Vegetarian Burger Sandwich

Put the bread cubes into a bowl. Whisk the eggs with salt, pepper, nutmeg and paprika and pour over the bread. Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.<p>Add …

This Book Is Creating A Space For Queer Black Boys In Children's Literature

A groundbreaking new book aims to create a space for queer black boys in children’s literature and help young kids of color see themselves reflected in the stories that they read.<p>Titled <i>Large Fears</i>, the kid’s book is written by Myles E. Johnson and illustrated by Kendrick Daye. It tells the story of …

Books

A self-published book that knocked our socks off.

We see a lot of self-published books at the store. All are by people passionate about their creations and hopeful they will find a broad audience. …

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