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Teen Library Advocates Get Booted Out of Missouri Governor’s Office

Last week, teen services librarian Wick Thomas found himself being involuntarily escorted out of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s office by a state trooper along with the group of teens he’d traveled with from Kansas City to Jefferson City earlier that day. 249 more words

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Magic & NYC Parks

I have a couple of things to share:

1) my essay on community-based publishing is on the School Library Journal website. It’s already created quite a stir on Twitter, so please stop by and take a look. 439 more words

Scholastic’s New Report Examines Kids’ Attitudes on Reading

The divide between frequent and infrequent readers is marked in Scholastic’s “Kids & Family Reading Report, 5th Edition” survey, conducted in conjunction with… 107 more words

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James Patterson Partners with Scholastic to Give Away $1.25M to School Libraries

Before his days as a best-selling author of the “Alex Cross” series (Little, Brown and Company), James Patterson says that he wasn’t exactly an avid reader back in high school to… 169 more words

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Alexander and Santat Win 2015 Newbery, Caldecott Medals

“Librarians braved a Chicago blizzard on Monday, February 2 to attend the announcements of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Youth Media Awards (YMA) at its annual… 110 more words

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The E-Rate Window Is Wide Open: So What Next?

“The window to apply for federal E-Rate funding in 2015 is currently open—and slams shut on March 26. Schools and libraries that rely on E-Rate subsidies for their Internet connectivity—as well as first-time applicants—now have an additional $1.5 billion to tap for Wi-Fi. 52 more words

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Kansas May Criminalize Educators for Distributing “Harmful Material”

“School teachers and librarians have cause to be alert. If voted into law by the Kansas legislature, Senate Bill 56 (SB56) would amend a state public morals statute “by deleting an exemption that protects K−12 public, private, and parochial schoolteachers from being prosecuted for presenting material deemed harmful to minors,” reports… 72 more words

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