Hi all. I'll share here a couple places you can find summer reading lists. First, Barnes & Noble has a nice page that separates reading into age categories, including books for adults. Find it here. Also check out the NYPL best books lists here. Next up--find my curated list for my students on my website, …
Your Home Librarian
School Library Journal and Library Journal have created a newsletter with tips for home library organization, games, books to read, and other fun info. You can sign up for the installments to be sent to you. If you want to check out the newsletter, click here for some past issues.
What I’ve Been Doing
I know I haven't been posting as much lately, so what have I been doing? Well. I've been teaching myself how to screen-castify which is super fun. It's the ability to record your screen as you move around on it, to create videos. So you can use it to teach a lesson and in my …
Ultimate Parent’s Guide
The Washington Post has an ultimate parent's guide to activities for kids which they update as needed. Usually Post articles are behind a paywall, but because it's related to the pandemic, you should be able to access this resource for free. Check out the article here.
Pandemic Resources for School Librarians
The American Library Association has a number of resources for school librarians gathered at this page. Here's a bunch more links librarians might find useful, and to share with their school communities: https://nycdoe.libguides.com/COVID-19ebooks/free https://slsa-nys.org/resources/coronavirus-information-resources-2020/ http://www.nysed.gov/coronavirus https://www.buffalolib.org/subject-guides/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19 https://slsa-nys.org/resources/coronavirus-information-resources-2020/ https://esboces.libguides.com/COVID19 http://www.nysed.gov/postsecondary-services/covid-19-resources-families-and-communities https://www.e1b.org/en/about-us/novel-corona-virus.aspx# https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/index.html https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus
If you're a teacher or librarian, or even a student with a cool teacher :), you may have seen a cool bitmoji classroom. There's a bunch of tutorials out there, but I'm posting this one. Check it out! and make your own fun online classroom or interactive lessons. Here's a bunch more ideas in case …
Library Dept. Pages Update
If you're a teacher, librarian, student or parent in my district, you may be interested in checking out our newly updated library department web pages. I/we will be adding more content over time, but for now, the basics and some interesting other resources have been updated and added---student resources, parent resources, teacher and librarian resources. …
Library Book Return
My philosophy is people are more important than books at this time. I'm not alone, according to a School Library Journal poll. Do I want all the library books returned? Sure, of course. Will the library survive without them all? Again, sure, of course. Should anyone get more stressed worrying about returning their books this …
What are you reading?
I know it's been awhile since I've posted here. I've been heavily involved in library department activities, primarily updating and overhauling our entire library department website (I'll share the link in another post). I created a little Padlet awhile ago, asking the question: what are you reading? If you're out there reading these posts, add …
I posted about Storyline way back when we first started instruction from home. I thought I'd re-post it in case you forgot about it. Lots of actors reading books aloud for kids. Check it out here.