Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Banned Books Week Contest

Banned Books week is September 24 - October 1 this year.

Once again, the TLA Intellectual Freedom Committee is hosting a Banned Books Week Display Contest!

  1. Take photographs of your amazing Banned Books Week display.  Photographs of BBW celebrations will be posted to TLA’s website and Facebook page.
  2. Send the photographs, the name of your library, and any other pertinent details to: Karyn Storts-Brinks or Sarah Copeland  before October 8, 2011.
The TLA Intellectual Freedom committee will vote on the winner.  The popular vote on Facebook will be taken into consideration.  (Hint: “Like” your favorite display!)
Start thinking about how to display your books! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

September is Hunger Action Month

I had the opportunity to visit my local Second Harvest warehouse last week. It was amazing, and humbling, to see how much food moves thru their system. 

Many libraries in Tennessee have had Food for Fines programs, where patrons have a dollar of overdue fines forgiven when they donate a canned good at the library for the local food shelter.  

These programs are very valuable to food banks. They often have to purchase food and pass that cost to their partner agencies; donated food saves them money. They're also a good way to give patrons a chance to clear up their library fines while helping the community.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Free stuff for Teen programs!

I got a sneak peek at next week's Teen Read Week Webinar (Thursday, September 8 at 10 am CST, 11 am EST) and was totally blown away at all the cool stuff they have put together.

Like how to make a trebuchet. And books that even teen boys will like.

Even if you're not signed up for all the free stuff TLA will send you for having a Teen Read Week program, you should come to the webinar to be inspired.