Library Plans Online Story Time

Submitted by Great Western Dragon on Wed, 03/19/2008 - 09:20

I know that there are quite a few parents who can't bring kids to story time simply because they're at work when the library holds story time.

Perhaps others might make use of an idea being tried by the Gadsen Public Library. They're planning to make story time into a webcast available online and also on public television.

More from The Gadsden Times.

Children's websites

Submitted by Sheilah on Mon, 03/17/2008 - 12:44
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I put out the call last week on PubYac for children's staff who work on content for library websites for children. I wanted to talk with other people who face the same challenges I do, perhaps exchanging ideas, tips, and tricks.
I got 3 responses. The listserv is for Youth and Children's librarians and I find it hard to believe that there are only 4 of us. I've decided I'll have to expand my call. So I've started blogging here. Probably I'll post something on Web4Lib. We are probably a fairly small group. But that is all the more reason to talk.

Australian Toddlers given free book in literacy bid

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 03/07/2008 - 11:17

Good News For Some Youngsters In Australia: Victorian toddlers will be given a free book when they turn two in an effort to improve childhood literacy.

The $2.1 million Young Readers' Program, funded by the State Government, will give parents visiting Victoria's maternal and child health centres a book for their toddler. A literacy pack with a rhyme booklet and information on libraries will also be given to parents of four-month-old babies.

Forbidden Children’s Books Under The Spotlight in NZ

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 22:16

Out of Reach – the forbidden bookshelf is a new thought-provoking event organised by Wellington City Libraries and the Wellington Branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors (NZSA). A week-long series of readings, displays and a celebrity debate will focus on the theme of banned, restricted or sanitised children's books. Out of Reach runs from 23 February to 1 March.

Show your doodle on Google

Submitted by effinglibrarian on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 15:07

Google announces the Doodle 4 Google competition (really? a competition?) for U.S. students in grades K-12 design a doodle for the Google homepage.

Now, get this:
"So gather those art supplies. All it takes to enter is a drawing on paper using your favorite medium (crayons, markers, colored pencils, whatever!) -- and encourage your kids to enrich us all with their imaginative vision. We look forward to seeing the creative doodles that are submitted!