Great Web Sites for Kids
Lots of really brilliant web sites and reference sites for kids. Reading lists etc
Bookwink: Video Booktalks for Kids, Teachers and Librarians
Bookwink’s mission is to inspire kids to read. Through podcasting and web video, they hope to connect kids in Grades 3 through 8 with books that will make them excited about reading. The videos are approximately 3 minutes long and are updated monthly. Each video booktalk is about a different topic, and additional read-alikes can be found on the Bookwink website. You can look for books by subject, grade level, author or title. They are constantly updating the book lists with our newest favorite books.
Storybird – Collaborative storytelling
Building of Libraries in Communities and Schools
The Department of Arts and Culture briefed the Committee on the building of libraries in communities and in schools. Government had identified a need for transformation in the sector to address the challenges of a decline in service delivery and the disparities in service provision throughout the country. Libraries were excluded from Schedule 5 of the Constitution, resulting in problems with adequate access to funding. As a result, Conditional Grant Projects were introduced to transform urban and rural community library infrastructure, facilities and services (primarily targeting previously disadvantaged communities) through a recapitalisation programme at Provincial Government level in support of Local Government structures.
Pullman, Hosseini top ALA’s top banned books list
Which books are at the top of the American Library Association’s most frequently challenged banned books list? Many readers are up in arms, saying that these books are not really that controversial.
Elizabeth Public Library
Lots of great library and kid safe resources here
Inside the mind of Herta Muller, 2009 Nobel Prize winner
This article discusses Herta Muller’s personal life before she became a published writer, as well as the events and influences that spurred her to start writing.
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