Monthly Archive for January, 2014

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Book Giving Day

Book Giving Day which will be held on 14 February 2013 – http://bookgivingday.com/  .  Read how you can celebrate this special day.  The poster is available in a number of different languages.

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UNICEF draft report on protecting children online

this draft report from UNICEF concerns the protection of children online. http://business-humanrights.org/media/documents/itu-unicef-guidelines-child-online-protection.pdf

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Read Aloud Day March 5

World Read Aloud Day is on March 5th!  http://litworld.org/worldreadaloudday

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Library of Congress summer program

The Library of Congress is pleased to announce details about its summer programs for K-12 educators. Institutes The application for the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute is now available. The five-day institute provides educators with tools and resources to effectively integrate primary sources into K-12 classrooms. Teachers and school […]

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Future of library services for teens report

As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens effort, YALSA has released a report providing direction on how libraries need to adapt and change to meet the needs of 21st century teens. YALSA. (2014). The future of library services for and with teens: A call to action. […]

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US grant opportunity

Underfunded libraries, schools and non-traditional organizations that provide educational services to children are invited to apply to receive one of three Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants. The grant program provides books submitted for consideration for the Coretta Scott King Book Awards to libraries and other organizations to expand their […]

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New research and articles of interest

Kidd, D., & Castano, E. (2013). Reading literary fiction improves theory of mind. Science 18 October 2013: Vol. 342 no. 6156 pp. 377-380  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/377.short   There is also an interesting Press Release about this research from the New School in New York City: http://www.newschool.edu/pressroom/pressreleases/2013/CastanoKidd.htm   The article and the press […]

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