Friday, February 24, 2017
Simpson Elementary Librarian Sam Northern spent seven days exploring Antarctica as part of the Grosvenor Teacher Fellow program sponsored by National Geographic and Linblad Expeditions. Photo provided by Sam Northern

Icy exploration leads to lessons

Sam Northern, librarian at Simpson Elementary, is bringing his Antarctic expedition to the classroom through interdisciplinary lessons.
Kentucky school librarians, from left, Renee Hale of Warren County, Amanda Hurley of Fayette County, Lori Hancock of The Lexington School and Tara Griffith of Barren County attend the Youth Media Awards announcements at the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta. Submitted photo by Kathy Mansfield, Jan. 23, 2017

American Library Association announces 2017 book awards

The American Library Association announced this year's Youth Media Awards in Atlanta during the annual ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Steele-Reese Foundation taking applications for 2017 grants

Grant funding for classrooms and school libraries throughout Appalachian Kentucky is available again this year through The Steele-Reese Foundation.
One of the highlights of the new library at Emma B. Ward Elementary School (Anderson County) is a makerspace that students can use to create class projects. First-graders like Wyatt Shouse learn about Dr. Seuss, then utilize the makerspace to create papier-mache figures of some of the author's most famous characters. Submitted photo by Tanya Blackhurst

Blending tradition with innovation

When students returned to Emma B. Ward Elementary for the 2015-16 school year, they noticed some big changes in their library.

Teachers, librarians invited to professional learning on makerspace

The Green River Regional Educational Cooperative is offering a one-day professional learning program on makerspace Jan. 26 in Bowling Green. The training is for...

Student poetry sought for contest

The Kentucky State Poetry Society is accepting submissions of student-authored poems for its 2017 Student Poetry Contest.
Teacher Sara Lanham reads aloud a chapter of "Saving Wonder" to her 6th-grade co-teaching social studies class at at F.T. Burns Middle School (Daviess County) as part of the school's One Book, One School program. For four weeks, all 835 students at the school spent part of a designated class period reading a chapter a day. Submitted photo by Elizabeth Muster

A ‘Wonder’-ful one-book success

Daviess County's Elizabeth Muster shares how the One School, One Book program benefited her school through the shared experience of reading.
Myra Little, librarian at Allen County High School, shows her students some of the resources available through the Allen County Public Library website. Submitted photo courtesy of Lisa Willams, Allen County High School English teacher

Students and teachers benefit from public library partnership

Allen County schools is the first district in the state to give all students full access to the local public library.
Kentucky School for the Blind students, from left, Shane Lowe and Haley Hall contributed to a new book, "We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind.” The book was published Nov. 10 and was created in conjunction with volunteers from the Louisville Story Program. Photo by Kathy Mansfield, Nov. 16, 2016.

KSB student authors celebrated

The Library Media Center at Kentucky School for the Blind recently hosted a celebration for the release of “We Can Hear You Just Fine: Clarifications from the Kentucky School for the Blind.”

Kentucky Virtual Library names new director

Ilona N. Burdette is the new director of the Kentucky Virtual Library, a program of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.