Just a reminder that applications for the 2019 Incentive Grant are due next Friday, March 29. This year’s grant combines two essential elements of public librarianship – early literacy and community partnerships – during one kickoff event that launches the Talking is Teaching campaign at your library. Talking is Teaching kickoff events must be held between May 1 and October 1, 2019, and libraries must partner with at least one local organization that can help maximize the impact of early literacy in your community. For more information and to download the application, visit the Incentive Grant page. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Angela.
NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK
From the ALSC blog: "National Library Week is coming right up, celebrated this year April 7-13 with the theme Libraries = Strong Communities... There are plenty of opportunities to make use of this special week and advocate for our profession. For ideas, free graphics and other information, be sure to check out the toolkit on ALA’s website..."
Looking for a low-cost craft program for children, teens, and adults that aligns with the CSLP theme? The Programming Librarian has got you covered.
FOR YOUR RADAR - PICTURE BOOKS
From Jbrary: "Social emotional learning is the process by which children understand and manage their emotions, show empathy towards others, and maintain positive relationships with the people around them. Asking children how a character feels when reading a book is a great way to help them develop these skills. Here’s some 2019 picture books that make it really easy to do just that..." (What a perfect list to use with the 'Let's Talk About Feelings' poster!)