CSLP Video tutorials for “A Universe of Stories” downloads

Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) tutorial videos & slides.

Simply follow this link to learn how to:

• Create a CSLP Account
• Access the Online Manual & Make New Friends in Reference
• Quickly Download the Art Work
• CSLP can help you get a Spanish Language Early Literacy Program Up & Running this summer

Let’s Move In Libraries Initiative

Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to get people of all ages and abilities moving. It aims to support healthy communities.

With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, public libraries can and do impact health through StoryWalks®, Yoga classes, gardens, the circulation of fitness equipment, and much, much more.

Through Let’s Move in Libraries, public libraries can come together to answer the call to action.

Let’s Move in Libraries is a great place for library professionals to be inspired by, learn about and share excellent program ideas to get their communities moving.

Opioid Addiction Resources for Patrons

The opioid crisis which has crashed through American communities has brought patrons to public libraries seeking information about opioids and addiction. This collection of resources can help you connect patrons to the information that they need to support themselves or a loved one. Library staff are also encouraged to check out the recording of our September 2017 Opioid Crisis Town Hall where libraries, community partners and national organizations shared their experiences with the opioid epidemic, how it was impacting their communities and their responses.

You can copy the information on this page to repurpose for your library's website or resource list.  Provided by Webjunction.org

Resource guides - some libraries have responded by creating online guides to help patrons seeking information:

Programming - hosting public forums, discussions or training is another way that libraries are supporting the community around the opioid addiction. Examples range from events that are planned and hosted by a library, to those which depend on library space to house the event.

Books - consider adding these to your collection:

Young Adult

Adult

Copyright Bloomsburg Press, 2015

Handouts and flyers - these printable handouts and resources for patrons can be shared by or in the library:

Also check with your local and state health departments to discover what resources they may be able to share. Most of these resources were shared by members in the Facebook group, in the Facebook group, Libraries and the Opioid Crisis. We’ll be sharing other collections and lists as they surface.

Image credits:
Top: "Opioids" by K-State Research and Extension is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Bottom: Dreamland bookcover is copyright Bloomsburg Press, 2015

The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 Troubleshooting

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An extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10.  From simple issues like customizing your Start menu to complex solutions for fixing the Blue Screen of Death. The guides are thorough,  easy-to-follow and supported with helpful screenshots that will guide you through every step of the process.

The guide is structured into 15 distinctive chapters – each dealing with the problems related to a specific topic and is suitable for users of all levels..

Access the Guide

Income Tax Guide for 2018

Help with the New Tax Reform

With the recent passing of the most significant tax reform bills in decades, everyone is asking the same question: Will my taxes go up or down? Obviously, every tax return is different but for most taxpayers, we found that the biggest challenge for most Americans is simply just getting past the basic. For this reason, we created this guide that covers all of the basic terminology, accounting principles, and tax credits/deductions that are often overlooked.  

You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here:

 

2017 Trustee Manual

2017 Michigan Public Library Trustee Manual

Library of Michigan Statewide Library Services is excited to announce the release and posting online of :

The 2017 Michigan Public Library Trustee Manual

"The Library of Michigan is pleased to furnish public library trustees with resources to help support them in their work. While articles for trustees are intended to be as accurate as possible, the information here may be superseded. Please contact your attorney with specific legal questions."

Full Body Storytime & Ready to Read Webinars

Reach up high and touch the sky...Reach down low and touch your toes!

Best Storytime Practices a webinar series with Jenifer Strauss continues:

  • Full Body Storytime: Moving and Grooving with Stories, Songs, Rhythms and Rhymes
    Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 2pm EST

    Description:
    Movement is a child’s first language! Combine movement with rhythm and you have the foundation for literacy skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing.
    In support of healthy early childhood learning experiences and the ALA Every Child Ready to Read initiative, narrative consultant/storyteller, Jenifer Strauss will host a live webinar featuring stories, songs, play, and movement. Participants will learn how to plan and execute a well-balanced storytime that will allow young patrons to be active and creative with language. Directions for making percussion instruments and props included. PDF handouts of song lyrics and supporting research provided.
    Books:
    I Knew an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (your favorite version)
    The Talkative Tortoise (India, Haiti, Anishinabek origins)
    The Enormous Turnip, a folktale illustrated by Kathy Parkinson (or your favorite retelling)
  • Ready to Read Michigan:  “I Got the Rhythm!”
    Tuesday, January 16th, 2pm EST
    Join us to learn about a Ready to Read Storytime designed for outreach to your local early childhood providers & schools!  This year’s book selection is “I Got the Rhythm” by Connie Schofield-Morrison and illustrated by Frank Morrison.  Copies of the title will be shipped to libraries mid-January-early February, so this is a sneak peek if you do not already have the book in-hand.
 

ABCMouse is FREE for All Public Libraries

ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, an online learning resource for children 2–8+, is FREE for all public libraries!

 

ABCmouse offers an expert-designed supplementary curriculum for preschool through 2nd grade. Learn more about ABCmouse and sign up for your free library account here. Be sure to watch the two-minute video of parents and librarians talking about their experiences using ABCmouse. 

Some reasons why thousands of librarians and patrons around the country love ABCmouse:

  • Completely FREE for all public libraries: Used in more than 7,000 U.S. public library locations, including thousands of small libraries and more than 70% of the largest 200 library systems (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami-Dade, Houston, Cincinnati/Hamilton County, etc.)
  • Comprehensive early childhood education resource: More than 8,500 individual learning activities encompassing reading and language arts, math, science, health, social studies, art, and music.
  • Research validated: A growing body of research shows that ABCmouse helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills. 
  • Award winning: ABCmouse has won numerous awards from national education, parent, and media organizations.
  • Easy to set up and use: Librarians can set up their free account in a few easy steps. Once set up, patrons can easily access the site from any library computer or tablet. 
  • Also available on tablets: Compatible with iPads and Android tablets. Consistently ranked the #1 app in the Kids and Education categories in the Apple® App Store.
  • STEM support: More than 2,000 math and science learning activities help build a foundation of understanding for STEM projects.
  • Spanish language activities: Hundreds of Spanish language learning activities available.
  • Child safe: Librarians can feel confident and secure knowing that children will never encounter advertising or links to other websites.

Learn more about ABCmouse and sign up for your free library account here. We hope your patrons will enjoy learning on ABCmouse in your library.

Best regards,

­–Team ABCmouse for Libraries

Our mailing address is:

Age of Learning for Schools, Inc.
101 N. Brand Blvd, 8th Floor
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