Books for Kids: Empathy, Diversity and the Immigrant Experience

Kids books widget

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 […]

NYS Summer Reading – YA Books Widget

One of the many fun projects that I have the privilege of working on is the New York State Summer Reading program website. We’ve been working on some redesigning, which is always a work in […]

Kindle & Nook Book Lending

When Amazon added the ability to loan some purchased Kindle ebooks, I knew it wouldn’t be long before we saw some new services to help people borrow & lend titles.  A month later, there are […]

Night Owls

What a great idea!  Night Owls -  Cuyahoga County (OH) Public Library’s after-hours book discussion is held on Thursday evenings in the Notes section of their Facebook page. There were about a dozen folks there […]

Your weeded books can do some good

Elisabeth Abarbanel wrote a great post about what they do with books they weed at her library. Many of them are donated to Better World Books. Read  her post for details. This could be a […]

7 Ways Your Public Library Can Help You During A Bad Economy

7 Ways Your Public Library Can Help You During A Bad Economy: Handy short article on the ways library services and resources can help people at ANY time, not just during a bad economy. 1. […]

Interpreting the Evolution of English

My nephew is writing some wonderful stuff! Interpreting the Evolution of English – Accents, dialects, slang and how we got from King James to hip-hop swagger. Reviews of: The Prodigal Tongue, by Mark Abley and […]

Fun stuff from Connecticut Libraries

One of the things I love about traveling all over to teach is hearing about new projects and ideas from the library staff in my classes. I always come back with a bunch of scribbled […]