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iPhone Library App

June 2, 2010


Does your school or public library purchase Gale Databases for its users? If so, you’ll be happy to know that Gale has apps for patrols of local school and public libraries to find the vast array of Gale resources on their iPhone.  Students can use the application to locate their school and then will be required […]

It’s Done

May 8, 2010


Thanks so much Keri, Vasilly, Ari and Doret for your assistance with the Latino summer reading list. This is what I came up with: grades 7-9 Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz RYAN/Esperanze Renance School Library Journal: Grade 6-9-Ryan uses the experiences of her own Mexican grandmother as the basis for this compelling story of immigration […]

Making a Summer Reading List

May 5, 2010


I’ve been asked to put together a summer reading list for Latino students. I have too many ideas so I’d like to welcome suggestions. I’m doing one list for 7-9 and another for 10-12 and I’d including fiction, non-fic biographies,  and a classic. I’m struggling with a graphic novel or comic. Due this Friday!! Considerations: […]

Pssssssst: SALE!!!

March 17, 2010


Borders stores  will honor educators discounts March 19-27. Retired and current teachers, librarians, homeschoolers, student teachers, professors and other instructors get a 30 percent discount off the list price of all books, CDs, DVDs, gifts, stationery and more. Items must be in stock!

Enough with the lists!!!

November 2, 2009


I subscribe to two listservs. It seems that the one for school media specialists has more postings that makes me wonder what in the world these people do all day. For instance: What four books would you wish that most high school students read sometime during their education?  I realize this is extremely broad and […]


October 4, 2009


Why do you continue doing what you do? I became a librarian because of my love for books. My district realized a shortage of school librarians, created a ‘grow your own’ program and I was lucky enough to be accepted. I loved to read and the library seemed a natural fit. Well, the reality is […]

Pass the book, please!

September 29, 2009


OK, as much as I thought I knew about YA lit, I’m going to have to say here and now that I don’t know a blessed thing. I mean, John Green lives right here in Indianapolis and I had no idea! Not that I’d go rushing to his front door and ask him to autography […]

Read Across Jamaica 2009

May 4, 2009


I see I’ve been getting some traffic looking for information about Read Across Jamaica this year. I found a great MySpace site with all the information you’ll need!


May 2, 2009


Without further ado  ..  ..  .. Crazy Color Summer List What the World Eats by Peter Menzel A photographic study of families from around the world, revealing what people eat during the course of one week. Each family’s profile includes a detailed description of their weekly food purchases; photographs of the family at home, at […]