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Gen-Y biggest users of libraries?

Did you read the latest article from Reuter’s on Gen-Y users of libraries? I love the quote by Leigh Estabrook. I get my email notifications of all PEW studies and am always surprised what the media takes from them. Of the 53 percent of U.S. adults who said they visited a library in 2007, the [...]

Gen-Y biggest users of libraries?

Did you read the latest article from Reuter’s on Gen-Y users of libraries? I love the quote by Leigh Estabrook. I get my email notifications of all PEW studies and am always surprised what the media takes from them. Of the 53 percent of U.S. adults who said they visited a library in 2007, the [...]

Books – Literary Works or Tools

Sometimes a book is simply fun to read. Teen Chloe gave me her copy of "I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You" by Ally Carter last night. Great fun, light reading, and gave us a chance to discuss if Disney will make this into a movie. (We think yes [...]

Books – Literary Works or Tools

Sometimes a book is simply fun to read. Teen Chloe gave me her copy of "I’d Tell You I Love You, but Then I’d Have to Kill You" by Ally Carter last night. Great fun, light reading, and gave us a chance to discuss if Disney will make this into a movie. (We think yes [...]

I’ve been bad

I love controversy because it shakes things up; diversity, thinking, disagreeing, arguing, even ranting is part of the growth process as long as we focus on ideas and not the person. Educators believe they must be the experts. Where should we be growing and stretching? I’d lilke to suggest PC-ness. Take the controversies stirred by [...]

I’ve been bad

I love controversy because it shakes things up; diversity, thinking, disagreeing, arguing, even ranting is part of the growth process as long as we focus on ideas and not the person. Educators believe they must be the experts. Where should we be growing and stretching? I’d lilke to suggest PC-ness. Take the controversies stirred by [...]

Priceless Gifts

Let us share these priceless gifts with our schools this year: a new poem that sticks in their brain and spills from their mouths a smile and welcome when they enter the library as much patience with the 400th student as you gave the first  a new book you chose just because you knew that [...]

Priceless Gifts

Let us share these priceless gifts with our schools this year: a new poem that sticks in their brain and spills from their mouths a smile and welcome when they enter the library as much patience with the 400th student as you gave the first  a new book you chose just because you knew that [...]

Melodramatic Book Care

If you were to ask the students to describe their librarian, you might be shocked at their responses: "My librarian is the person like an actor that takes this real stuff and uses so much drama, it’s like a story and you can’t wait to get to the ending and then you find out you’re [...]

Melodramatic Book Care

If you were to ask the students to describe their librarian, you might be shocked at their responses: "My librarian is the person like an actor that takes this real stuff and uses so much drama, it’s like a story and you can’t wait to get to the ending and then you find out you’re [...]