Category Archives: Youth Services

The FLASH-Health and STEAM

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you … The Librarian on the Loose presented a totally sick storytime https://librarianisontheloose.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/achoo-its-a-sick-storytime/ Note how she includes a Early Literacy tip within her storytime plan. When I was small ‘hacking’ and coughing was a precursor to some sort of illness. Now…not so much! But, a Maryland school library and

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Youth Services Flash (9/28/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you … It is September…and the chatter is beginning about the potential books in the running for the Newbery and Caldecott …. http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/2015/09/21/newbery-caldecott-2016-fall-prediction-edition/ May the best title WIN! Can  you hear me singing?! This ‘seasonal blog’ has begun postings for 2016 Printz race…. http://blogs.slj.com/printzblog/2015/09/09/kicking-things-off-and-a-list/   And, yet…more chatter

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Youth Services FLASH (9/23/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you … There is so much to be said for these programs! Library literature calls ’em many things (passive, unprogramming, stealth) but, in the end, they are programs that involve library patrons. are flexible in time frame, encourage use of library materials and services, all  without a

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Youth Services FLASH (7/31/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you…..   Season by Season—picture books to enjoy No Time for Flash Cards features a terrific list of picture books to share during each season of the year… http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2015/07/picture-books-organized-by-season.html  And, the folks at Stacked are remembering their favorite Caldecott winners http://www.stackedbooks.org/2015/07/a-crowd-of-caldecotts.html   Family Film Festival Showing

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Youth Services FLASH (7/28/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….   Picture Book Celebration Library Laura tells about a picture book program in which guest readers shared favorite picture books. This program was first done last November (National Picture Book Month) and replicated this summer. See Library Laura’s summation of both programs: http://librarylaura.blogspot.com/2015/07/picture-book-celebration.html This might

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Youth Services FLASH (7/27/2015)

  Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….      Notable Books Defined as “Worthy of note or notice, important, distinguished, outstanding. As applied to children’s books, notable should be thought to include books of especially commendable quality, books that exhibit venturesome creativity, and books of fiction, information, poetry and pictures for

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Youth Services FLASH (7/16/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….. Anime Collection and Programming Multi-day post on getting started with Anime in your collection and in your programming line-up: http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2015/07/01/anime-collection-development-programming-part-1-anime-collection-development/. At the bottom of the screen see links for posts to Part 2 & Part 3! Showcasing print concepts via ‘meta books’ Meta books are

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Youth Services FLASH (7/13/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you….. Shark Week on Flannel Friday The roundup of flannel board stories for Friday, July 10th focused on  SHARK Week. See all the contributions at Ms. Kelly at the Library site. http://mskellyatthelibrary.blogspot.com/ I LOVE, LOVE the interactive songs—“Five little fishies swimming in the sea, Teasing Mr.

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Youth Services FLASH (7/7/2015)

Programs that POP! The latest in Library Journal’s regular column, Programs that POP, has a grand idea for teens. Combines ingenuity, STEM, along with FUN-oh, and did I mention FOOD?! http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/07/opinion/programs-that-pop/keep-em-coming-back-for-smores-programs-that-pop/ Make S’mores with the sun and pizza boxes! The summary of this program, “They learned, they worked together, and they had fun!” What could be

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Youth Services FLASH (7/2/2015)

Just a FLASH of insights, ideas and news for you…..  Awful Library Books-Hoarding is not collection developmentJust for fun…have a look at some ‘gems’ that are found on library shelveshttp://awfullibrarybooks.net/.  But, more important…see the tabs that highlight WHY we weed and the links to sites for weeding methods etc.  Also remember, STLS can assist you

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