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This 'Tough Topics' poster from the Shreve Memorial Library in Shreveport, Louisiana is a powerful reminder during National Library Week of the valuable role that libraries play in our communities and the importance of the freedom to read!
For two excellent book series for tweens and teens that tackle a variety of challenging life topics, we highly recommend the Smart Girl's Guides for tween girls (http://amgrl.co/2xpFKOg) and the Instant Help Solutions Guides for teen girls and boys (https://amgrl.co/2mcTz1A)
For two inspiring books about girls fighting against censorship in schools - both for ages 9 to 12 - we highly recommend "Ban This Book" (https://www.amightygirl.com/ban-this-book) and "Property of the Rebel Librarian" (https://www.amightygirl.com/property-of-the-rebel-librarian)
For a thought-provoking young adult novel exploring school book banning, we recommend "Suggested Reading" for ages 14 and up at https://www.amightygirl.com/suggested-reading
And, for stories that celebrate the value that books bring to our lives -- and the libraries and librarians that help make them available to so many people -- visit our blog post, "35 Mighty Girl Stories about Books, Libraries, and Literacy," at https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=11656
It's National School Library Month!
Doing some reading in preparation for next week!
South’s 2022 Teacher Mock Caldecott Committee chose Mel Fell as our winner and 6 honor books: Unspeakable: the Tulsa Race Massacre, Watercress, Inside Cat, Bear Island, Hurricane, and Wonder Walkers. We are excited for this morning’s announcement!
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I just let go of over 100 books that were on my TBR pile. So of course I needed some new books! First up is Cloud Cuckoo Land by @anthonydoerrwriter What's on your ?
Is there anything nicer on a rainy weekend evening than finding a cozy blanket, a comfy sofa, and a good book? Boney Raitt doesn’t think so! @NorthJr.High @RicketyStitch
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VR, podcasting, lasers, [email protected] has the coolest stuff on display for staff at PLC today!
So excited to share one of my favorite things with my team! Librarians are all about helping people try new, exhilarating things!
This week @bsdlibraries convinced the Instructional Support team to try something new. The trapeze! Although it was intimidating, it was exhilarating as well.
For teachers, trying a new strategy or tool can sometimes feel a little intimidating. Just know that you have us to support you and cheer you on. Who knows... it might just feel exhilarating! Please reach out if you need help. We are here to support you.
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Lego STEM challenge in the library! Build a house, a dinosaur, or your name...or whatever with the Legos you grab!
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It was so much fun to host Vinyl Club in the @NorthJr.High library this afternoon! Members brought favorite records (and snacks!) To share with each other. Great music, great young people, and a cameo from @deborahwiles_’s great historical fiction novel, COUNTDOWN. @squishables @bsdlibraries
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A view from the library door. Talk like a Pirate . . . ARRR!
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KBAR (Kick Back And Read) in the Relaxation Station at @northjr.high . What a great way to spend a Friday!
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September is library card sign up! 💳☑️ Head on over to one of our amazing @boisepublib locations or fill one out online today! They have such amazing resources year round.💥
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New book days are the best days!
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We “stick together” to create something beautiful!
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We're reading stories about people from many cultures this week at the White Pine Library!
Visiting the library at @frankchurch_hs
A great morning of homegrown PD. Pillars training with my team @bsd_pd
Exciting news from 2019!
lithub.com The US film industry may have generated revenues somewhere in the region of $40 billion last year, but it seems Hollywood still has plenty of work to do if it wants to compete with that most hallow…
That’s right — there’s going to be another 50-book Extreme Reading Challenge for the Boise School District this year! Contact your junior high or high school librarian for more information. (Most of the categories are the same as last year, but there are more “short book” options, and a simplified journal is in the works!)
Banned Books Week
Banned Books Week starts today! Last year, 483 books were banned or challenged in libraries, schools, and universities. But we won't be left in the dark. Explore ways to spotlight censorship: https://bit.ly/2n3LqJW. 💡
Idaho Library Association is sponsoring it's Teen Video Challenge again this year! Please share this widely!
The Idaho Library Association is sponsoring this year's Teen Video Challenge from CSLP! Teens make a video using Summer 2018 theme, "Libraries Rock," promoting Summer Reading at the public library. All the details are available at http://www.idaholibraries.org/teen_video_challenge. Watch Idaho's 2017 winning video at https://www.cslpreads.org/2017-teen-video-challenge/
Students tell us all their favorite things about the Taft Elementary Library
Check out this wonderful video of kids talking about the Library! Many thanks to Christian Lybrook and Taft Elementary!
Learn more about our Foundation's $17 for 2017 (or more) campaign at https://bit.ly/BoiseLibrary2017
The renewed Hillcrest Elementary Library is beautiful! Thank you, volunteers, PTO, and administration!
Looking for something to read now that the break has started? Check out the audiobooks available in our library catalog: http://destiny.boiseschools.org
www.eschoolnews.com According to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Education Technology, librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” However, too often librarians are left out …
Teachers, are you interested in a lesson/unit on spotting fake news? Ask your librarian!
www.forbes.com Technology alone cannot solve the fake news problem – only through teaching society to be data and information literate can we improve citizens’ ability to interpret the world around them
It's Dewey Decimal System Day! Visit your library and take a stroll through the stacks!
nationaldaycalendar.com DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY Dewey Decimal System Day is observed annually on December 10. December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library…
Great article from the BBC this morning on the value of pleasure reading!
bbc.com The children's laureate and eight well-known children's authors are calling for school library services to be protected.
pennlive.com Librarians help students develop a drive for personal growth that will extend after their school years end.
The Multidisciplinary Studies program is an integrative degree option for students who what to combine their past experience with their future learning.
Our focus is to assist students and alumni with career planning and job search advising. Work U information visit https://www.boisestate.edu/career/work-u/
Math, English, and German Tutor in Boise
Confidence in Knowledge CPR, BLS, First Aid, Pediatric training classes provide in our classrooms or at your site. Contact us for more details.
We are a non-profit organization who aims to provide all students grades K-14 with a home computer.
Official page for Concurrent Enrollment Program at Boise State: http://extendedstudies.boisestate.edu/concurrentenrollment/
Idaho Real Estate School is a state certified real estate school offering both day and night classes to satisfy all reqs for licensing in Idaho. Pre-Licensing as well as post-licensing plus Continuing Education courses for all real estate needs.
Boise's only public Waldorf charter school. We serve grades K - 8, blending the standard common core of public schools with Waldorf curriculum.
The Music lessons Den is located in S. W. Boise. We offer Private lessons for Drums & Percussion.
The Downtown Teaching Farm is a collaborative project of Boise High School.
We are a family-run swimming lesson business located in Boise that has been serving families from al
St. Mary's Catholic School Parent Teacher Organization, Boise, Idaho