September 21-27 is Banned Books Week. This annual event was launched in 1982 in response to the increasing number of challenged books in libraries, schools and bookstores.
Teachers throughout the county are returning to school this week. BCLS would like to remind educators about the services and resources we provide that will assist with classroom assignments, student research and lesson plans.
Teacher and School Media Specialist Card
On Monday, July 28th Headquarters hosted a Curious George Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program we read Curious George stories and sang a variety of songs. Following the program participants made monkey bag puppets.
On Monday, June 30th Headquarters hosted a Space Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program we read Moonday by Adam Rex; How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers; and Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo.
During the final weeks of school, it may be difficult to keep students engaged in the classroom. Many educator websites offer suggestions on end-of-the-year learning. Check out the following sites for useful tips and activities!
On Monday, May 12th Headquarters hosted a Pizza Pie Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program we read Ding Dong! Gorilla! by Michelle Robinson; Tony and the Pizza Champions by Tony Gemignani; and Pizza at Sally’s by Monica Wellington.
Celebrate teachers during National Teacher Week (May 5-9, 2014) . Throughout the week, communities and schools recognize the essential role of educators in the lives of students. To learn how your community can celebrate teachers, visit one of the following sites:
April 17th is Teen Literature Day! Started by the Young Adult Library Services Association in 2007, this event encourages librarians to raise awareness of Young Adult literature and inspire teens to read (American Library Association, 2014). To learn more, visit the following pages:
Celebrate the value of our nation's librarians and libraries during National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014). This year’s theme is Lives Change @ Your Library. Throughout the week, spread the word about the influential role a library has played in your life!
Drop Everything and Read!
On April 12th, people of all ages are encouraged to drop what they’re doing and pick up a book in honor of Beverly Cleary’s birthday.