The start of a new school year can be an exciting time for a lot of students, but it can also be a time of uncertainty, as they may be a little unsure of what it will feel like to be another grade older. They’re starting to learn more about themselves and may be trying to figure out who they really are as unique individuals, independent from their parents and families.
Storytime is a common practice in many libraries. A lot of us fondly recall librarians, teachers, and parents captivating us by reading from our favorite books. But what is it about storytellingthat makes it so powerful? Why does listening to an adult share a story enthrall so many students, and how exactly does it benefit them?
JLG Winners' Spotlight - Is This the Year of the Poet?
By: Sarah Cooke | June 14, 2018 |
We want to shine a spotlight on The Poet X and A Different Pond, both by poets whose previous work has been written and performed for adults. It’s exciting to see these talented writers venturing into the realm of young people's literature.
Unfortunately, school budgets around the country are being cut. And that means that librarians are being let go, and funding for school libraries is being slashed in many school district. But, as she Elissa Malespina discusses in her interview with UpFront, it is possible to push back against these kinds of cuts.
We recently had the chance to chat with Christina Dorr about her suggestions for helping students stay engaged with reading during the summer. Check out her tips below and download the infographic here: 10 Tips For Promoting Your Summer Reading Program.