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Jill McConnell

by Jill McConnell As I was walking through the Children’s Room at my library the other day, a flyer announcing “MedExpress Teddy Bear Clinic Comes to You” caught my eye. According to the MedExpress website, “MedExpress’ Teddy Bear Clinic is a free community outreach program...

Reads 4 Teens 2015 is a collection of ready-to-use themed booklists and bookmarks featuring the latest recommended YA literature.  Download the digital file, photocopy and distribute as many copies as you like.  The file includes 37 pamphlets and 8 bookmarks.  Purchase yours...

by Beth Cackowski By now you’ve probably heard about the importance of children learning to write computer code before they’re out of elementary school. The fear is that many librarians don’t feel comfortable creating environments for this type of technology or information...

On May 13th, NN LM MAR presented a webinar on the redesign of MedlinePlus.  It is an improved version with the same information.  The homepage has a new streamlined look. Take some time to become familiar with the new design. One of the features of this session is the 2015 Summer...

Bucks County Free Library System provides a website, which lists badges and activities for children and their caregivers.  Read the Perkasie News-Herald article. ...

The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls in Partnership with the Attorney General’s Education and Outreach Department held an Antibullying Drug Awareness Expo on April 18th. The Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls in Partnership with the Attorney General’s Education and...

This FREE webinar will tell you about FREE resources for teaching K-12 computer programming via your library.  No coding experience is needed to participate! All you need is a willingness to have fun!  Click here to register for this Texas State Library webinar.     ...

Schlow Centre Region Library celebrated National Pig Day on March 1, making use of the many books with pig characters.  (Yellow Pig Day is July 17). Create your own animal day–goat day, cow day or duck–as a programming resource!  They may already have a day–check...

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Miss the webinar?  Watch the archived webinar What Newbies Can Learn by Making Simple Robots!  This is a good intro with ideas for libraries. O’Reilly offers other live and archived webinars on business, design, data, programming and more.   ...

O’Reilly Online is offering a FREE webinar  today, February 12 at 1:00 pm: “What Newbies Can Learn by Making Simple Robots.”  Here is the info/registration link. ...