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Biblioburro: The Donkey Library

September 3, 2011


If you missed Biblioburro on you local PBS station, you can view it here.  I’ve got to start considering a blog platform that will allow me to embed a wider variety of videos! I watched this quiet story several weeks ago and was drawn into the labor intensive effort of delivering books to students in […]

Dividing and Conquering

July 18, 2011

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I’ve been thinking about books and literacy for a while now, thinking I better master a new tech tool before returning to the same ol’ job and finding effective ways to implement and teach … new literacies. I have developed and action plan quite yet, but Librarian by Day has got me thinking. You don’t […]


July 3, 2011


I went to a family bar-b-que yesterday and saw a few interesting things while driving across town. I was stunned to see a brothas on horseback, ghetto cowboys on the east side of Indy!  Corn was knee high just as it should be by the fourth of July! There were children, so many, many children and […]

Free Summer Audiobooks

June 23, 2011


SYNC Summer 2011 has launched with 16 free YA & Classic books! The first YA novel / Summer Reading Classic pairing  is available June 23 – June 29 Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare download here: These upcoming titles will be of particular interest to readers of this blog: Available July 7 […]

For the Good of the Cause

June 20, 2011

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1. The Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy’s grant-making program seeks to develop or expand projects designed to support the development of literacy skills for adult primary care givers and their children. A total of approximately $650,000 will be awarded; no grant request should exceed $65,000. General Instructions, Application Guidelines, and a Checklist are online. deadline: 9 September 2011 […]

A Day Made For

April 9, 2011


Good morning! If you’re doing the ReadAThon this morning, I hope you have a wonderful, reading filled day! Here in the heartland, we have that slow, gentle rain that could last all day and it seems to fit my need for a slow, gentle day. I’m looking forward to my hour on the treadmill so […]

Library Essentials

December 28, 2010


If someone asked you what POC books belong in core collection for teens, what titles would you give them? You want to give them titles that in include Native, Latino, Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern and African American and you’ll need to include fiction, nonfiction and poetry. But they need to be essentials. What would […]

Getting Technical

July 22, 2010


I’m not a geek. I only know enough technology to do what I need to do.  I pick up a lot of ideas, concepts and short cuts and don’t always get the time to make the terms become part of my technology. It drives tech people crazy when I’m not clear and specific! It drives […]


July 7, 2010