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10 Tips For Building the Best Bilingual Library Collection

Building a bilingual library collection whether you are in charge of a dual language school or any other sort of a bilingual school, building a bilingual collection has its own set of challenges. Whether you're a bilingual librarian or you're trying to build up your Spanish collection as you practice Duolingo, managing a multilingual library is oftentimes much more difficult than managing a library with only one language.

Building a bilingual library collection whether you are in charge of a dual language school or any other sort of a bilingual school, building a bilingual collection has its own set of challenges. Whether you’re a bilingual librarian or you’re trying to build up your Spanish collection as you practice Duolingo, managing a multilingual library […]

How to Plan Engaging Library Lessons for Kindergarten?

kindergarten library lessons reinforcing library skills

In the early stages of education, engaging library lessons play a pivotal role in shaping the learning experiences of kindergarten students. With their boundless curiosity and thirst for knowledge, these young learners require well-crafted lesson plans to foster a love for reading, ignite their imaginations, and develop crucial foundational skills as they become library patrons […]

What Role Do Library Lesson Plans Play in Elementary School?

library lesson plans for elementary school taught by elementary librarian

In the realm of elementary school education, lesson plans serve as crucial guiding tools, providing structure and organization to classroom instruction. These well-crafted plans ensure that educators cover essential curriculum standards and facilitate effective learning experiences for young students. When it comes to the library, lesson plans play a distinctive role in fostering a love […]

How Do Library Skill Lesson Plans Promote Digital Literacy?

In today’s digitally driven society, having the necessary skills to navigate and utilize technology is crucial. This is where digital literacy comes into play. Digital literacy refers to the ability to access, evaluate, and effectively use digital information and technologies. It encompasses various skills, including online research, critical thinking, and responsible online behavior. One effective […]

How Do Library Lesson Plan Templates Improve Student Engagement?

In today’s fast-paced educational landscape, fostering student engagement is a crucial goal for educators. One effective tool that has gained traction is the use of library lesson plan templates. These templates offer a structured approach to lesson planning, allowing educators to create engaging and impactful learning experiences. Library lesson plan templates provide a clear roadmap, […]

5 Best Book Shelving Strategies For Elementary Librarians

In today's world of shifting trends and emerging trends in library collection organization, proper book shelving strategies are crucial to keeping your library organized and accessible. With the abundance of information available at our fingertips, it's more important than ever to have a system in place that makes finding and retrieving books as easy as possible for your patrons. In this article, we will explore some of the best book shelving strategies that can help you keep your library organized and user-friendly.

In today’s world of shifting trends and emerging trends in library collection organization, proper book shelving strategies are crucial to keeping your library organized and accessible. With the abundance of information available at our fingertips, it’s more important than ever to have a system in place that makes finding and retrieving books as easy as […]

30 Minute Library Lessons: Ideas for Busy Elementary Librarians

Don't let a busy schedule keep you from providing engaging library programming. These 30-minute library lessons are perfect for busy elementary librarians who find themselves short on time but not passion.

Don’t let a busy schedule keep you from providing engaging library programming. These 30-minute library lessons are perfect for busy elementary librarians who find themselves short on time but not passion. What to do with 30 minute library lessons? Some of the buildings I work in have 30 minute library classes, while others have as […]

Seals Are Jerks by Jared Chapman Book Review

Seals are Jerks by Jared Chapman

A hilarious story of a girl’s disillusion at the realization that her favorite animal isn’t exactly what she thought they were: Seals Are Jerks by Jared Chapman. Seals Are Jerks Review Sometimes learning the truth isn’t always fun. Lorelei learns this when she finds out that seals and penguins aren’t actually friends. In fact, seals […]

Genres of Picture Books?: How to Genrefy Your Picture Book Section

Genres of picture books are not very easy to determine. Oftentimes the E or Everyone section of the children's library is one that is filled with amazing books, but circulation is not very high. Are you looking at your picture book section of the library and wanting to figure out how to increase circulation? "Genrefying" your picture book section may be the way to go. Here I'll talk about some strategies to reorganize your picture books by genre that could dramatically increase your circulation.

Genres of picture books are not very easy to determine. Oftentimes the E or Everyone section of the children’s library is one that is filled with amazing books, but circulation is not very high. Are you looking at your picture book section of the library and wanting to figure out how to increase circulation? “Genrefying” […]