"Library Lego Checkout Club" - such a cool idea! Everytime a child checks out books, they get to add 3 legos to a tower in the children's room. --> What a fun idea for kids to visualize the number of books they check out!

Makerspaces: "Library Lego Checkout Club" - such a cool idea! Everytime a child checks out books, they get to add 3 legos to a tower in the children's room. --> What a fun idea for kids to visualize the number of books they check out!

Directional sign of fictional places in books! I had to be selective- I only had room for 10, but I could have gone on and on... Terabithia, The Shire, Walnut Grove...

Directional sign of fictional places in books! I had to be selective- I only had room for but I could have gone on and on. Terabithia, The Shire, Walnut Grove.

Blog post outlines five festive, fun & fabulous STEM challenges to keep your kids engaged this holiday season! (Challenges can be modified for use with grades 2 - 8.)

five festive, fun & fabulous STEM challenges to keep your kids engaged this holiday season! (Challenges can be modified for use with grades 2 -

To adapt to changing student needs, some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results. Continue Reading →

How a School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased its Student Use by - To adapt to changing student needs, some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.

Scavenger hunt in the Library Program for Kids

Scavenger hunt in the Library Program for Kids-adapt for all the new books based on fairy tales. Could use picture book or fiction characters too.

Genre tickets--read one of every genre and get to eat lunch in the library! That might be fun.

I made genre tickets. Each kid got a book ring with color coded genre tickets. When they have read all the genres specified by the teacher, the student can turn in tickets for a reward (lunch with teacher, extra computer time, etc.

13 Books To Read Before They Become Movies In 2016

13 Books To Read Before They Become Movies In 2016

With sure to be blockbuster-hits like Zoolander Batman V. Superman, and Disney's newest animated classic Zootopia, theaters are definitely going to be bumping.

How to modify STEM activities and implement them in a special needs classroom. STEM activities for special education.

STEM for Students with Special Needs: Part 1

How to modify STEM activities and implement them in a special needs classroom. STEM activities for special education. Every special ed teacher needs to read this post.

LOVE this idea!!! Drawing to be the first to check out an upcoming popular title

Taking Advantage of the Hype

Publishing houses and movie production companies spend plenty of money promoting new books and movies. Educators on the other hand, have that shoestring budget that we would rather spend on books.

The Library Voice: A New Google Document For "Library Celebrations & Reading Promotions" Throughout The Year!

Some of the best things about being a teacher librarian and working with the entire school community in the library, are all of the celebr.

Book Tasting Program – Teen Services Underground

Book tasting is a great activity to showcase your school library collection to both avid readers, reluctant readers and those in between. The idea behind a book tasting is simple.

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