Yeah, libraries rock. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the United States each April, typically the second full week. Happy week fellow librarians and lovers of libraries everywhere.
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The text: “One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them. Guess which one?”
Some background: The Charles Perrault version of Little Red Riding Hood, the one that was banned by two California school districts, was controversial not because both the grandma and the little girl are eaten by the wolf by the end of the story, but because – as the Christian Science Monitor notes, “one of the refreshments for her grandmother that Little Red Riding Hood carried in her basket was wine.” Yes, parents evidently had an issue with the depiction of the alcoholic beverage…
A six year old had that to say when asked to guess about a book’s content based only on its cover. The book?
Fun game right? Check out: Judging a Book by Its Cover: A 6-year-old Guesses What Classic Novels Are All About.
Language learning system, Mango Languages, is now offering a free online course for librarians. Yay! OK, so you don’t have to be a librarian to do this, but how many of my non-librarian friends want to learn how to say “Let’s get you started with a library card” or other such circ/reference desk-related vocabulary? What, all of you? Why am I not surprised?