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 books “that teach children concepts of print and how books work through their plot line and design.” Print concepts are an essential early literacy skill: orientation of books—reading left to right, top to bottom; the relationship of letters to sounds; of words to meaning or things. Horn Book blog list 5 top meta books http://www.hbook.com/2015/07/blogs/lollys-classroom/top-5-meta-books-to-teach-print-concepts/.
App of the Week
YALSA’s APP of the week is a free, fun Tetris-like game. Check out 1010: http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2015/07/15/app-of-the-week-1010/.
Abby the Librarian chats about her not-so-successful (in terms of numbers) program, LUNCH BUNCH. http://www.abbythelibrarian.com/2015/07/lunch-bunch-at-library.html While this might not meet reach the numbers level for success at Abby’s library. I think this could be very successful in your library. Plus I’ve always LOVE the program name of Lunch Bunch. Years ago, I presented a program with this name. Kids brought their lunch. We ate and listened to various guests and/or did some sort of activity. It was fun and with THAT name….a framework for anything!
All my best…
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