[kids-lib] Tidbits from the Library World, Part 2: April Events

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Wed Mar 21 09:26:21 PDT 2012

Hello! The school library tidbits email below from my colleague Jen Maurer may be of particular interest to public libraries too. In it you will find information about and resources for School Library Month, Poetry Month, Dia de los ninos, and the Reading for Earth program. In addition, I would like to remind you that the State Library houses the Oregon Poetry Collection and has create 2 poetry posters libraries can download and print to promote Oregon poetry.

Here is a link to the posters, which are available in standard 11 x 8.5 as well as 22 x 28: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/oregon.poetry.collection.shtml#Print_Oregon_Poetry_Posters

Here is a link to information on the Oregon Poetry Collection, including how to check out materials from the State Library: http://www.oregon.gov/OSL/LD/youthsvcs/oregon.poetry.collection.shtml


Katie Anderson, Library Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

From: oasl-all at memberclicks.net [mailto:oasl-all at memberclicks.net] On Behalf Of Jennifer Maurer
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 6:12 PM
To: Katie Anderson
Subject: [oasl-all] Tidbits from the Library World, Part 2: April Events

April is a busy month for school library-related events. Read this edition of Tidbits to learn about resources that support these activities. The information has been culled from American Libraries Direct, AASL Hotline and website, ODE, local and national newspapers, and other sources. If you don’t have time to read everything, I encourage you to scan the headings for dates and deadlines and for what you deem most important.

School Library Month
April is School Library Month
“School Library Month (SLM) is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) celebration of school librarians and their programs. Every April school librarians are encouraged to create activities to help their school and local community celebrate the essential role that strong school library programs play in a student's educational career. ... The 2012 theme is You belong @ your library.” Busy, busy, busy? For $19, you can buy web graphics to post on your school and/or library websites. (As I said in the past, I’m truly not getting a kickback from the ALA Store. ☺)
            AASL SLM page: www.ala.org/aasl/aaslissues/slm/schoollibrary<http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslissues/slm/schoollibrary>
            SLM promotional materials: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3606

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                   Image from http://www.ala.org/aasl/aaslissues/slm/schoollibrary

Utilize “Our Authors, Our Advocates” Videos in Conjunction with School Library Month
Busy, busy, busy and don’t have a lot of time to promote School Library Month? One quick idea is to embed or email an advocacy video from a children’s or young adult author found on ILoveLibraries.org. “Authors are natural allies of libraries, in these challenging times. They understand the key role that libraries and library staff play in the economic, social and educational fabric of our nation. They are passionately speaking out on the importance of not only sustaining but increasing support for libraries. Help fuel the national dialogue on America’s libraries. Spread the word. Share these videos and messages with your friends, family, and those who can make a difference.” Check out what Judy Blume, Neil Gaiman, Pam Munoz Ryan, Jerry Pinkney, or Mo Willems have to say. Some of the PSAs are more specific to public libraries, but not all.

Win a Free Visit to Your School Library by Author Jan Brett
“International bestselling author and illustrator Jan Brett is giving away a free visit to a school or library. The school or library that has the most parents, teachers, librarians, friends, or supporters who ‘like’ Jan Brett on Facebook will win a free school or library visit in the 2012/2013 school year from Jan. Anyone over the age of 18 may enter; they do not need to have an affiliation with the school or library for which they are entering. Entries must be submitted no later than April 9. Jan is also offering Runners up (2-10) a prize of 10 Jan Brett books for the school or library, and second runners up (11-100) will receive a prize of a signed Jan Brett poster. The contest is limited to one entry per person. To enter and to see complete contest rules, visit Jan's website.” Busy, busy, busy? This is an easy activity to promote during the first week of (or just prior to ) School Library Month.
Blurb from AASL HotLinks: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=9011bdd5ff860316c0afae3f0&id=682c43a717&e=486f0edf1f
Jan Brett’s website: http://www.janbrett.com/index.html

National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month
“National Poetry Month is a month-long, national celebration of poetry established by the Academy of American Poets. The concept is to widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern.”

Poem In Your Pocket Day is April 26th
“The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family, and friends. You can also share your poem selection on Twitter by using the hashtag #pocketpoem. Poems from pockets will be unfolded throughout the day with events in parks, libraries, schools, workplaces, and bookstores. Create your own Poem In Your Pocket Day event using ideas below or let us know how your plans, projects, and suggestions for Poem In Your Pocket Day by emailing npm at poets.org<mailto:npm at poets.org>.”

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Poetry Foundation Has Resources to Engage Children with Poetry
In their section for children, Poetry Foundation highlights poems and poets and offers related video and audio clips. For example, watch an animated backdrop as you listen to Dave Matthews recite William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils.”

NY Times Offers Weekly Poetry Pairings
“In our weekly ‘Poetry Pairing’ series we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to feature a work from its American Life in Poetry project alongside content from The Times that somehow echoes, extends or challenges the poem’s themes.”

Library of Congress Blog Posting Highlights Poetry
Teaching With the Library of Congress is an excellent blog, and recent postings highlight ways to read, write, and study poetry.
            A Historical Tour of Poetry and Song: Lyrical Legacy: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/03/a-historical-tour-of-poetry-and-song-lyrical-legacy/
            Making Connections Through Poetry: Finding the Heart in History: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/03/making-connections-through-poetry-finding-the-heart-in-history/
            Look for a third posting around March 27th: http://blogs.loc.gov/teachers/2012/03/

El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros
El Día de Los Niños/El Día de Los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) Culminates April 30th
This “is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.” Check out the website for a resource guide, to share any related activities your library does, to browse a recommended reading list, for activity sheets, and more. If interested, you can order a poster or bookmarks with the theme of Many Children, Many Books.

Reading Rockets Has Reading Tips for Parents in 11 Languages
“Reading Rockets is a national multimedia literacy initiative offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help. We bring the best research-based strategies to teachers, parents, administrators, librarians, childcare providers, and anyone else involved in helping a young child become a strong, confident reader. Our goal is to bring the reading research to life — to spread the word about reading instruction and to present ‘what works’ in a way that parents and educators can understand and use.” They offer many resources appropriate for reading instruction and for Día celebrations.
            Reading tips for parents: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/18935/
            Resources for librarians: http://www.readingrockets.org/audience/professionals/librarians/
            Illustrated eCards: http://www.readingrockets.org/calendar/dia/

            [Reading Rockets Celebrates 10 Years of Launching Young Readers]
          Image from http://www.readingrockets.org/about/

International Children’s Digital Library Has Online Books in Many Languages
I recently ran across this site, but I have not had much time to explore it. I see that it was originally a five-year project funded by the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “The mission of the International Children's Digital Library Foundation (ICDL Foundation) is to support the world's children in becoming effective members of the global community - who exhibit tolerance and respect for diverse cultures, languages and ideas -- by making the best in children's literature available online free of charge.” Access books in over 50 different languages.

Reading for the Earth
Celebrate Reading for the Earth in April
In honor of Earth Day, and for the entire month of April, the Earth Day Network is asking libraries to participate in their two-year-old program, Reading for the Earth. The goal is for kids in grades K-8 to borrow and read environmentally themed books from a library for the purpose of educating youth about the environment and inspiring them to read books more often. Check out the website for suggested reading lists, PDFs of promotional posters, suggested activities, an organizer’s guide, and more.

Supplement Environmental Books with Gale Resources
If you plan to participate in Reading for the Earth, consider supplementing your collection of books about the environment by bookmarking specific articles or searches in the Gale databases. Then post the recommended reading or resource list (of bookmarks) to your library webpage, create a QR code that directs to the page of links and add it to a newsletter article, send the links to teachers via email, etc. Here’s a sample of bookmarked items from the Gale databases that promote learning about the environment. If you are prompted for a user name and password, enter the Gale login for your school. If prompted for a "password, library barcode number, or other ID," just use the password of your school’s Gale login.
           From GREENR, a topic page about Forests and Deforestation: http://tinygaleurl.com?br3lds6
           From Student Resources in Context, an audio clip about listening to sounds in habitats to gauge the health of landscapes: http://tinygaleurl.com?ovdbuyz
            From Gale Virtual Reference Library, an article about midwife toads with a section on their conservation status: http://tinygaleurl.com?ongotpj
           From Kids InfoBits, a “go green” quiz: http://tinygaleurl.com?38xc5hx

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
jennifer.maurer at state.or.us<mailto:jennifer.maurer at state.or.us>

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