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An Unrepentant Addiction

So in honor of National Library Week, I’m going to repost a bit of a previous entry about my love of books.  Believe it or not this obsession with books even outweighs my obsession with all manner of horror films. 868 more words


Literary 'bartering' and book sharing begin with personalized professional development

by Jim Lang

We have a book exchange going on in Room B105.

For the last few weeks I have been unable to keep certain novels on my classroom shelves. 911 more words


Final New Media Storytime Training at the Mission Viejo Library (sniff sniff)

Well, we’ve had our 4th and final training at the Mission Viejo Library. It has been an incredible experience working with the dedicated children’s librarians and administrators, and we are completely indebted to the one and only… 151 more words


Literacy in the Internet Age

I was recently asked to do a talk at a Rotary meeting on the topic of literacy. I felt honoured, and decided to talk about the effect of the internet on literacy, especially the changes occurring with youth in their communication online, and even offline. 1,813 more words

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The Tale of The Teenagers Who Don't Read Because They Ain't Nerds And Shit

“That’s why I think all kids should be put into cages until they turn 21,” Rico said, as we waited at the intersection for the light to turn green. 2,072 more words


playing with letters

I found these collages on my computer, but cannot find the source. Could they be by illustrator Serge Bloch? This could be a fun project for primary school children.