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Makerspace Monday: Making History

Makerspace Monday: Making History

If you’ve been following Booklist Reader for the past couple weeks, you’ve already seen contributor Anastasia Suen’s delightful “Creating Makerspaces at Home” series. From now on, we will be featuring even more makerspace magic each Monday. Tune in each week @ALA_Booklist. Families staying home during the global pandemic can use history as a makerspace topic. […]

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Creating Makerspaces at Home: Part II

Creating Makerspaces at Home: Part II

With you, your patrons, and your loved ones spending more time at home during this difficult period, it is of utmost importance for us here at Booklist to provide you with resources that keep you connected, informed, and hopeful about the world around us. These resources, however, won’t be complete without feedback from you, our readers. Have […]

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Creating Makerspaces at Home

Creating Makerspaces at Home

This is the first in a series of posts about makerspaces and activities children can do from home during the current coronavirus outbreak. Please stay tuned for more—and follow us @ALA_Booklist for the latest updates. Wishing you safety, health, and books galore during these exceedingly difficult times. On an ordinary day, children’s book authors and […]

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‘Tis the Season! These Holiday Picture Books Are True Gifts

‘Tis the Season! These Holiday Picture Books Are True Gifts

Lynn and Cindy: It’s going to be a great holiday season! Already we have the gift of some really lovely holiday books to add to the fun. Lynn: I’m leading off with Eric Kimmel’s oh-so-lovely story Simon and the Bear: A Hanukkah Tale (2014). As young Simon leaves his family to immigrate to America, his mother realizes Hanukkah is […]

Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Trick or Treat! #CostumesForBooks Offers a Fun and Easy Contest for Your Library

Cindy: I love contests in my library, especially when someone else comes up with the idea and the prize! Keir Graff is holding a “Costumes for Books” contest that is frightfully easy to do—and he’s offering a mystery box of goodies as the prize. The full directions can be found in this post, but basically you […]

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