Freedom to Read Week, February 21 – 27

By |2016-11-07T10:57:37-05:00February 15th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, School Libraries|

During Freedom to Read Week, libraries focus on the issues of free access to reading material and censorship. We know that every institution, every school has a line. Not everybody agrees where that line should be drawn, but the line is there. It is very important that we keep talking about that line, that border where freedom

H.O.R.S.E. and Diversity by Mike Hays

By |2019-01-25T14:18:57-05:00February 12th, 2016|Articles, Blog Posts, Books|

This seemed like a particularly appropriate reblog as we are celebrating Black History Month. The author, Mike Hays, stresses the positive side of being different and the need to respond to these differences with empathy. As such, the blog encourages us to embrace cultural differences, to take a new look at stereotypes and their influence and

Multicultural Children’s Book Day Book Review Linky! – Jump Into A Book

By |2016-11-07T10:57:37-05:00February 11th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Cool Tools|

Multicultural Children's Book Day Book Review Linky! This link will take you to a number of great reviews and suggestions to shore up any multicultural collection. Jump into a Book is a great resource for all things multicultural and it also delves into environmental issues. The sight can be a bit haphazard to navigate, so

Freedom to Read Week

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00February 1st, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Videos|

Freedom to Read Week (FRW) will be held from February 21 to 27. If this is news to you, FRW is Canada’s answer to Banned Books Week. You can order a kit to support this event. Free Web banners, and clip art, in English and in French, can be downloaded to make sure the word

Top Ten Ways to Match Books to Readers by Dana Johansen and Maureen Mooney Corbo | Nerdy Book Club

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00January 18th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Howtos, School Libraries|

From: Helping students choose the perfect book for their needs is a thing school librarians do on a daily basis. Some of the suggestions found in this latest post from Nerdy Book Club will be familiar, but some of them have a new twist and might just ring a bell with you!

School Libraries and Classroom Libraries: Working Together…Digital Badges Too!

By |2016-11-07T10:57:38-05:00January 15th, 2016|Blog Posts, Books, Digital Badges, Professional Development, Webinars and Conferences, School Libraries|

This film, created by Claire Baillargeon (bibliothecaire, CS de la Capitale), demonstrates how school libraries and classroom libraries can work in conjunction with one another to encourage the use of literature in classroom activities and foster a love of reading in students.  A variety of activities as well as a demonstration of how a school library can

a different spin on the Christmas picture book list

By |2019-01-25T14:23:50-05:00December 17th, 2015|Blog Posts, Books|

Do you know what a “tomte” is? I just found out that he is a mythical Scandinavian creature who is somewhat akin to garden gnomes. Winter and Christmas are his things. This blog post from Jump into a Book, the online source for kid-friendly multicultural links and titles, offers some great reading and audio suggestions

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