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Reading Event in Philly

October 25, 2007

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Encouraging Our Sons to Read      Monday, October 29, 2007, 6:00 p.m.                      Exciting, compassionate and highly motivated to improve the quality of life for children in the United States and abroad are just a few adjectives used to describe David C. Miller. As a co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer for the Urban Leadership Institute, LLC.,  […]

NATIONAL READING-WRITING CONTEST OFFERS BIG PRIZES FOR STUDENTS AND LIBRARIES

October 25, 2007

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Entry forms for the 2008 Letters About Literature contest, a national reading-writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress in partnership with Target Stores, are now available on the Indiana Center for the Book’s website. The competition calls for entrants to write a personal letter to an author, living […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Present Retaliation-Violence Prevention Town Hall Meetings

October 19, 2007

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Forums encourage youth to discuss alternatives with experts Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington (BGCGW) Metropolitan Police Clubhouses and Youth Activist/Author, Yasmin Shiraz of the Signals Agency present Retaliation-Violence Prevention town hall meetings to promote youth conversations about violence in Washington, DC . These public forums sponsored by BGCGW’s Violence Prevention Initiative will be […]

INDIANA STATE READING ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: LIFELONG READERS

October 18, 2007

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Rainbow of Reading : Creating lifelong readers in Indiana, the annual conference of the Indiana State Reading Association, is scheduled for Sunday, March 2 through Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at the Indianapolis Convention Center . The conference is packed with exhibits, concurrent sessions, and highlighted speakers talking on a variety of topics related to reading. […]

NOMINATIONS WANTED FOR “EXEMPLARY READING AWARD”

October 18, 2007

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One Indiana school is just waiting to be recognized and rewarded… do you know which one? The Indiana State Reading Association honors an Indiana school – public, private, or parochial – each year with the Exemplary Reading Award. The award recognizes that school’s development of an outstanding school-wide reading program. The award-winning school will receive […]

New book on multicultural children’s lit

October 15, 2007

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Dr. Donna L. Gilton, associate professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Rhode Island has written  Multicultural and Ethnic Children’s Literature in the U.S.  (Scarecrow Press, Inc.) can be purchased from Amazon.com as well as the publisher.  History and controversies of ethnic groups (including emerging groups and ethnic Europeans) and characteristics of the […]

Save Darfur

October 13, 2007

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What: Dream for Darfur Olympic Torch Relay When: Sunday, October 14, 2:00-4:00pm Where: IUPUI, near Pyramid Fountain, off W. New York Street.  Click here for directions  The Dream for Darfur campaign is a symbolic Olympic Torch Relay from Darfur to Beijing. We lit the first torch this August in eastern Chad, across the border from […]

CRITICAL LEGISLATION FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIES

October 9, 2007

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We need your help – ALL LIBRARIANS AND LIBRARY ADVOCATES – to ensure the inclusion of the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLs) Act in the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).  This is the single most important piece of legislation concerning school libraries that will come before Congress this […]

New Grants

October 9, 2007

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Fore!  The Tiger Woods Foundation supports urban youth programs. Grant range:  $2,500 – $25,000.     Deadline:  November 1, 2007. More info:  http://www.twfound.org/grants/default.sps?itype=7609   Connect the Legos!  The Lego Children’s Fund supports a wide range of youth programs, especially those featuring collaborations and matching dollars. Grant range:  $500 – $5,000.     Deadline:  November 1, 2007. More info:  http://www.legochildrensfund.org/Guidelines.html