In the past months, many organizations have published lists of YA and kids books focused on diversity, understanding the immigrant experience and developing empathy. For a project I’m working on, I merged a selection of […]
New York State Children’s Choice Book Award is Back!
After a 2 year hiatus, the New York State 3 Apples Book Award is back! Started in 2007 by the school library and youth services sections of the New York Library Association, the award celebrates […]
kiddle, kidrex, search engines for kids?
(update: March 2, 2016 – Check the comments below for updates and additional links) Kiddle.co Lots of folks are sharing links to kiddle.co, supposedly a new kids search tool and touting it as an answer […]
Sight Words Fun and Games
Lots of fun printable games from the Sight Words website. Customizable Bingo boards, matching games, dominoes and more. Use the provided vocabularly lists for Pre-K through 3rd grade. Or use your own words to customize. […]
Yay it’s National Gaming Day!
Woo hoo! It’s National Gaming Day this Saturday! On November 14, 2009, libraries across the country will participate in the largest, simultaneous national video game tournament ever held! Kids will be able to compete against […]
Build Your Wild Self
What a fun online activity for kids (and adults!) from the New York Zoos & Aquarium. Apparently I’m a Hiss-Bird! 🙂 Found this site on the ALSC blog post The Latest Additions to Great Web […]
Kids Create Library Promo Videos
A couple of great videos created by the kids at the Sarah Hull Hallock Free Library in Milton, NY. In the first one the kids tell why they like the library: books, computers, hanging out […]
KidLib Camp 2009 – August 13
Don’t miss this unconference! KidLibCamp – for librarians interested in youth service in school & public libraries. KidLibCamp 2009 is a place for youth services librarians to get together and talk about topics that are […]
Fun READ posters from the “If the light’s on, we’re home…” library
The kids and teens at theÂ Stillwater (NY) Free Library have a created a great set of READ posters as part of their summer reading program. Great example of a fun, creative project on a […]
Scratch Day: May 16, 2009
Do you know kids who would like to create their own online games, stories, animations and more? Who doesn’t! Then take a look at Scratch – a wonderful free programming tool â€œdesigned to help young […]
Games @ Lunch Break
Our lunch break today was too short to get any game playing going – school librarians know how to eat quick and network at the same time! But I did get a few games out […]
Give a kid a voice and WOW! Election coverage from 5th grader.
Election coverage from the Kathryn E. Cunningham/Canal Point Elementary in Florida. Damon Weaver, a 5th grader, is the news reporter covering Obama and McCain rallies in Florida. And he gets a terrific interview with Joe […]