Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Librarian's Voice is Important!

Let Us Hear From You

During recent weeks, I've been talking with media specialists and librarians and they are telling me what they want in a blog:

1) A blog that doesn't go away after a month or two
2) Something beyond book reviews
3) No cost and low cost ideas.

Does this fit your needs? What else is on your "wish list"? The Literacy Ambassador wants to hear from you! We'll be addressing a wide variety of readers (preschool through 8th grade) to coincide the age ranges addressed through TLA's website and our products and services.

While you are thinking, here's a List of Summer Reading ideas:

An article originally written as part of my monthly column for educators, Summertime Reading has many resources and ideas for you as well.

Kids can earn free books (and perhaps even donate a few of them to your library) in Barnes and Nobles summer reading program. It runs May 25-September 6, 2010.

From our friends at School Library Journal comes a link to PBS Kids comes an activity calendar with tons of ideas for promoting reading.


Take a picture of a reading celebration at your school or library, a snapshot of readers in action, or a silly reading-related photo from vacation.

Send it to in a .jpeg format and we'll share. Include a short paragraph that highlights your idea's main components so others who see your great work can duplicate it.

No one makes reading more fun than Dr. Seuss! If you are in Orlando, FL this year, don't forget to go by Seuss Landing at The Island Adventure Theme Park, the Dr. Seuss Book Store, the Loews Portafino Hotel or the Dr. Seuss Memorial in Springfield, Massachusetts. Can't get there? Visit Seussville online!

Help me spread the news about this blog and tell me what you want. I welcome guest bloggers from among the ranks of librarians and media specialists. Together, we'll find the resources and share them with you!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Greetings to All My New (and Treasured) Librarian Friends

Whether you are a media specialist or a public librarian, this space is especially for you.  You'll find inspiring messages, great book lists, tips on read alouds and much, much more. 

I'm beginning this blog after much prompting from many of my librarian friends and it joins the family of blogs from TLA which includes:

a blog for preschool teachers
a blog for K-12 teachers
a blog for parents and guardians of children of all ages

Feel free to share these links with those you interact with on a regular basis.  I'll be blogging tomorrow from the Alabama Library Association conference where this blog will have its debut.

On any of the Literacy Ambassador's blogs, comments and questions are always welcome in the comments area.  Those additions only make the blog better and may even drive the next post.