Sunday, August 28, 2011

September is Library Card Sign Up Month

September is Library-Card Sign Up Month

This coming month, schools will be encouraging students to fill out applications for library cards at their local public library.

Some related links to get your student excited about going to the library:

Explore the public library that is home to lion cubs Lionel and Leona and their parents, Cleo and Theo, at this PBS Kids companion site.

This website, from the Library of Congress, offers a wealth of information about life, history, government, and culture in the United States. The online resources are searchable, or visitors can use the site map and index tools to locate information.

Presidential Libraries grade 7 and up

From the National Archives, this site links to ten Presidential libraries and two Presidential materials projects. The site includes Presidents George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Herbert Hoover, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Franklin Roosevelt, and Harry Truman.

This site promotes quality reading through book reviews, related games, author biographies and interviews, and more. Students can also learn how to set up a successful book club and find discussion guides for select books.

International Reading Association/National Council for Teaching English.   Thinkfinity. Verizon Foundation. 2010. Web. 28, Aug. 2011.

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