Getting ready for Banned Books Week @ SCF Libraries!
Getting ready to decorate my new school library. It’s in a school called “Beyond the Spectrum” so this is one of my bulletin boards to begin the year!
"Why do all government employees, except librarians, are angry?"
Question of a patron in Ask a Librarian.
Snooty’s contribution to the Library’s campaign Geek the Library
I’m trying to come up with a way of putting a Little Free Library on my POW campus. In another building, far from the library, with a sign saying that if they don’t find a book they like there, come to the library. Any suggestions?
It is my thought that the ugliness of war, or gratuitous violence in all its hideous forms, will cease very soon to appeal to even the most insulated of human beings. It will be seen by all for what it is: a threat to our well-being, to our survival as a species, and to our happiness.
- Alice Walker, The World Will Follow Joy.
The Pura Belpré Award is a children’s lit award for authors or illustrators who create masterful pieces that highlight and celebrate the Latino experience in the U.S. The “celebrations” in which the awards are presented at ALA Annual are always culture-rich, fun, and colorful. This year’s was no exception. The dancing and percussion of Bomba con Buya was the cherry on top.
One of the best acceptance speeches that I heard was by Benjamin Alire Saenz, author of Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.Emotional and poignant.
If you haven’t read this great YA book, what are you waiting for? More so… How many Pura Belpré Winners have you read?