Monday, January 20, 2020
Recognitions

KASL recognizes individuals for service to libraries

The Kentucky Association of School Librarians rolled out the red carpet on July 16 to recognize individuals for their service to the organization and to the libraries they serve.
Recognitions

KLA honors three librarians

The Kentucky Library Association held its awards luncheon Sept. 20 at the Galt House in Louisville.
Recognitions

Fayette County media services team earns librarians association award

The media services team from Fayette County Public Schools received the 2018 Award of Merit from the Central Kentucky Association of School Librarians.
Library media specialist Alaine Carpenter gets students at Morton Middle School (Fayette County) excited about reading through an edible book contest, in which students have to create a scene from a book and at least 50 percent of the display must be edible. Eighth-grader Shelby Lynch received a first-place award this year for her entry, a cake decorated to depict a scene from Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Photo by Linda Dawahare/FCPS

Creating a hunger for reading with an edible book contest

Students at Morton Middle School in Fayette County have a new hunger for reading thanks to library media specialist Alaine Carpenter.
Resources

‘Find A Book, Kentucky’ for summer reading

To encourage children and families to read throughout the summer, MetaMetrics – an educational research group that partners with the Kentucky Department of Education – offers the free research-based tool “Find a Book, Kentucky.”
Announcements

ALA announces 2018 Youth Media Awards winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults at its Midwinter Meeting in Denver in February.
Spotlight

Making your school’s wishes come true with grants

Four librarians share their tips and methods for researching, writing and apply for grants have been well-rewarded.
Conferences

Fall library conference seeking session proposals

The 2018 Kentucky Library Association/Kentucky Association of School Librarians Conference will be Sept. 19-22 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville.
Announcements

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation accepting grant proposals

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which fosters children’s love of reading and creative expression in America’s diverse culture, is celebrating the 30th year of its mini-grant program with a call for proposals.
Rhea Isenberg

Preschool librarian transforming practice

Henderson County's Rhea Isenberg said applying to become National Board certified pushed her to rethink what an effective library media program looks like.