Sunday, September 27, 2020
Announcements

4-Reading Out Loud connects children with diverse children’s books

Fayette County Public Schools is launching 4-Reading Out Loud, a new literacy initiative spotlighting African-American authors who write books with children of color as the main character.
Resources

Local public libraries will receive free access to Kentucky Virtual Library

The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) and the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) are partnering to provide all state residents with free access to the Kentucky Virtual Library during the upcoming school year.
Recognitions

Simpson library media specialist chosen for NEA Foundation fellowship

Sam Northern, a library media specialist at Simpson Elementary School (Simpson County), has been selected as a 2020 NEA Global Learning Fellow by the NEA Foundation.
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.