Tickets Go Quick! Broadcast Tickets Available Sept. 27th at 5:30!

Yesterday, within thirty (30) minutes from the registration opening, floor seating to NCBLA’s upcoming event “Getting Boys to Read”  flew out the door! While floor seating is now full, YOU can still attend in person! Join the NCBLA on October 5th at The Unlikely Story Bookstore in Plainville, Massachusetts and hear acclaimed male children’s book … Continued

NCBLA Event Guide is a Resource In Itself!

The National Children’s Book Literacy Alliance is sponsoring another major reading event in October – a beautiful time to visit Plainville, Massachusetts and the enchanting bookstore (our sponsor and locale), An Unlikely Story!  The event, How to Get and Keep Boys Reading, is the counterpart to last spring’s event, Celebrating Heroines in Fact and Fiction. … Continued

The American Writers’ Museum – Chicago, Illinois

At the recent American Library Association conference, one highlighted “outside” event included a trip to the newly operational American Writers’ Museum, the first and only museum in the country honoring the collective body of American authors and their literature!!  This museum operates in collaboration with the major home sites of authors from across the country, … Continued

NEED EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR JULY 4TH? NCBLA IS THE KEY!

Searching for educational resources perfect for helping children, students, or young patrons enjoy, and read/learn more about, a certain upcoming Holiday known for its Boom-‘n-Bang?  Search no further.  NCBLA, and its accompanying website, Our White House:  Looking In, Looking Out,  is an historical treasure trove, replete in information, guides, and resources pertinent to our Nation’s finest … Continued

ADVOCACY ALERT! CALL, TWEET, OR WRITE YOUR SENATOR TO SAVE LIBRARIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY!!

The President’s budget proposal for FY2018, if passed, would defund the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)  as well as Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL).  WE CANNOT ALLOW such an ill-advised and destructive elimination of library services to occur!! Over the past twenty years, the IMLS has provided library services to all 50 states and every US territory.  It … Continued

OUR WHITE HOUSE: LOOKING IN, LOOKING OUT – STOCK FULL OF POETRY!!

April is National Poetry Month!  Rich in language, symbology, imagery, and meaning, we certainly want to share this genre with students and our children, for poetry is the dessert of literature! Never fear; the NCBLA has poetry for sharing, discussion, and educational activity facilitation right at your fingertips! Within the pages of Our White House:  Looking … Continued

Updates to NCBLA Inauguration Kit Posted!

As indicated in last week’s blog, the NCBLA Inauguration Kit is perfect for sharing, and learning from, the memorable moments specific to Presidential inaugurations, past and present!   The Kit has been updated for 2017, for, come January 20th, US history will be made, again!  Allow your students/patrons/children to be eyewitnesses to history, as it … Continued

NCBLA’S INAUGURATION KIT IS A TREASURE TROVE FOR LIBRARIANS AND EDUCATORS!!

The inauguration is upon us!  Do you need lesson plans, activities, discussion questions, and informed articles to share with your children as the inauguration approaches?  Why not use the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance’s Presidential Inauguration Kit?  Access it at the Alliance’s website, here, or in pdf, here.  Within the Kit’s pages, librarians and … Continued