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Youth News August 2012

Youth News

August 2012

“A story about a frog would be biological.

A story about a prince would be historical.

But a story about a frog prince is magical and therein lies all the difference.”

— From Jane Yolen’s Touch Magic

 

Training Calendar

YA Announcements: Fall Preview

Get a sneak peek at the hottest new YA releases during this free, hour-long webinar. Representatives from Disney Book Group, Harlequin Teen, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Sourcebooks Fire, and Tor will fill you in on their leading teen titles for autumn and beyond. Moderated by Annie Kelley, Booklist’s Books for Youth associate editor.
EVENT DETAILS:
Tuesday, August 14 at 1:00 PM Central

http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

 

Back to School with Graphic Novels Webinar

August 21 at 1:00

Welcome students back to school with graphic novels—including your comic book fans and reluctant readers. Josh Elder, founder of Reading with Pictures, will discuss the Graphic Textbook, a new initiative tying comics to the curriculum, and an exciting digital-comics lending program for libraries. He will be joined by representatives from ABDO Publishing, Graphic Universe an imprint of Lerner Publishing, and VIZ Media, who will introduce graphic novels for both the classroom and independent reading. Gillian Engberg, Books for Youth Editorial Director, will moderate this hour-long,

http://www.booklistonline.com/webinars

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Lampasas Public Library Geeks Out!

Residents of Lampasas may soon add a new verb to their vocabulary — “geek.”
The Lampasas Public Library is participating in Geek the Library, a community-based public awareness campaign that features local educational material that introduces “geek” as a verb and encourages the public to talk about what they geek — whether it’s engineering, superheroes or art.
It highlights what people are passionate about, and how libraries support them. The campaign also serves to heighten awareness about the critical funding issues public libraries face.
“As the economic downturn slowly recovers, the Lampasas Public Library is here to support educational opportunities, job-searching resources and entertainment,” said Shanda Subia, Lampasas library director.
“While many people visit the library and understand our important role in the community, they may not know that libraries are just as at-risk for budget cuts and that local funding is heavily influenced by community members. We need your help to make sure the Lampasas Public Library does not become a statistic, like so many throughout the country that have had to close their doors,” said Ms Subia.
Public libraries play a special role in their communities, and the local library is no different,” the library director said.
“This fun, interactive campaign is a great tool that allows us to get out in the community and talk to people about what they geek, and how the library supports them in whatever that may be. This campaign will also help us determine how we might better serve our community.And many people still think of a library as a dusty old place with books, but libraries actually serve more as community centers these days. They are about not only information and education, but also recreation and connection.”
Library staff and volunteers will be on-site at local events to promote the campaign and to ask Lampasas residents what they geek. Campaign news and information is posted on the library’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Everyone is encouraged to follow the campaign on Flickr as well.
Look for the Lampasas Public Library Geek table at the upcoming College for Kids Kickoff Party May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lampasas County Higher Education Center, 208 E. Ave. B, near Badger Field.
“Share what you geek, and get some fun prizes,” said Ms. Subia.
Contact the library at 556-3251 for more information.
geek on

Fun Songs for Storytime

CTLS’s Kim Lehman sings some very fun songs to add to storytime:
Ain’t Gonna Rain – yes, it feels like it never will.

aint-gonna-rain

Oh, it ain’t gonna rain no more, no more.
It ain’t gonna rain no more.
How in the heck can I wash around my neck.
if it ain’t gonna rain no more.

What did the blackbird say to the crow,
It ain’t gonna rain no more.
Ain’t gonna hail, ain’t gonna snow,
It ain’t gonna rain no more.

Apples and Bananas – this is one that Miss Jenn at Austin Public Library’s Carver Branch sings with her kids, too.

apples-and-bananas

I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas
I like to eat, eat, eat apples and bananas

A
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays
I like to ate, ate, ate ay-ples and ba-nay-nays

E
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees
I like to eat, eat, eat ee-ples and bee-nee-nees

I
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and by-ny-nys
I like to ite, ite, ite i-ples and by-ny-nys

O
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos
I like to ote, ote, ote oh-ples and bo-no-nos

U
I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos
I like to oot, oot, oot oo-ples and boo-noo-noos

Diggin’ Up Books – by Trudy Doerfler. The recording of Trudy (from Giddings Public Library) singing this song did not work out so this is Kim’s version of the song.  The children loved singing this song with Trudy. She included digging movements.digging-up-books

Diggin’ up books, Diggin’ up books,
I’m diggin’ up books, I’m diggin’ up books,
I’m diggin’ up books
Take a look, look at me, can’t you see,
I’m reading stories, think’ more things,
…learning, …words are turnin’…,
Diggin’ up books, Diggin’ up books.

Little Red WagonHear Raffi’s version of the song. (I personally love Kim’s version! And Hugh Hanley’s – Kam)

little-red-wagon

Bumping downtown in my little red wagon,
Bumping downtown in my little red wagon,
Bumping downtown in my little red wagon,
Bump, bump, bump, bump, bump.

Flying around in my little blue airplane,
Flying around in my little blue airplane,
Flying around in my little blue airplane,
Up, up, up, up, up.

I have also seen these extra lyrics if your kids want more verses:

Bumping up and down on my little brown donkey, repeat twice
“Let’s ride off together!” or “Won’t you be my darling?”
Bumping up and down in my little black buggy, repeat twice
“Let’s ride off together!” or “Won’t you be my darling?”
Bumping up and down in my little blue trolley, repeat twice
“Let’s ride off together!” or “Won’t you be my darling?”
Gliding up and down in my little white sailboat, repeat twice
“Let’s ride off together!” or “Won’t you be my darling?”

Alayne Fuller-Ramsden

CTLS has lost a good friend. Alayne Fuller-Ramsden passed away. Alayne served on the CTLS Long Range Planning Committee for many years and was chair of the Nominating Committee for the CTLS Board. She worked at the Salado Public Library for a long time, and was also the lay representative for Harker Heights.  She was an ardent supporter of the Friends of CTLS and her contribution to the FOCTLS will be long remembered.

Funeral arrangements are pending. When they are announced, we will pass them along.

Alayne is survived by a daughter & son-in-law, three grandchildren, a sister, and many friends.

Suzan and the Magic Pony

Everyone at CTLS will miss Suzan dearly, as we know all of you will. Over her years here, Suzan often referred to Magic Ponies, things that we dream about but never quite attain: a bold, exciting, but financially unlikely program, a simple grant reporting situation, and so on. To commemorate her time here, Kam and I made up a children’s story where Suzan finally catches her Magic Pony. View the PDF here: Suzan and the Magic Pony

West’s Tale-Tellers


This is the new group of Tale Tellers in West. These teens plan and carry out the library’s storytimes on weekends. They are the new generation of the group for which West won the Wayne Williams Project of the Year from TLA. Some topics this summer will include: Fiesta Fiasco, Mad Scientist, BFFs or Friendship Day, Bubbles, Masquerade Ball (final presentation and awards for summer reading), and Let’s Have a Picnic.