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AASL IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT SUE BALLARD JOINS WITH CURRENT AASL PRESIDENT GAYLE DICKINSON FOR A LOOK AT THE CHANGING WORLD OF TEACHING MEDIA LITERACY AND HOW LIBRARIES WILL WORK IN THE COMMON CORE .. PLUS A PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING HARTFORD CONFERENCE
ENVISION THIS: A free and accessible place to exchange books among neighbors
Our guest, Rick Brooks, is co-founder with Todd Bols of Little Free Library, http://www.littlefreelibrary.org/. Rick has been a long time supporter of literacy, social empowerment, youth and community development. He works to promote the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide, and build a sense of community by sharing books across generations and among neighbors.
Rick and Todd both have several decades of entrepreneurial and international experience. They first met in 2009 while exploring the benefits of green practices in small businesses, discovering that they shared a commitment to service and the quality of community life around the world.
Their staff and consultants are builders, artists, stewards, book donors, borrowers, neighbors and friends. They are the hardworking "us," and you're definitely part of the picture.
Yes, YOU are invited to become stewart of a Little Free Library on your front lawn, down at the corner, in front of a business or a school in your neighborhood or wherever it would be accessible for people to give and take books. They even send you a box of free books when you register a new neighborhood library.
Their conservative estimate of Little Free Libraries currently active in the world is over 5,000 in 36 countries. They estimate than at least 1,650,000 books were donated and borrowed between January, 2010 and today.
I'LL BE THERE IN HARTFORD BUT JOINING ME HERE FIRST ARE EX AASL PREZ, SUSAN BALLARD AND CURRENT PRESIDENT , GAIL DICKINSON WITH SPECIAL GUEST , NEW EAASL EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SYLVIA KNIGHT NORTON
Casting around for effective strategies to help meet (or exceed) the FCC’s Gigabit City Challenge, we wonder: how do we focus the myriad of broadband projects and stakeholders into one unified charge for better networks that produce great results? Libraries may be the answer. Springing from Kansas City’s Google Fiber project, the K-20 Librarians Initiative hopes to make libraries the hub of broadband buildout and adoption efforts. The Initiative bridges K-12 school, college, and un
For international zine month, we talk about some of the featured activities on the 31 days of activities thought up by Alex Wrek and Derek Neuland. Specifically about compilations, split zines, and libraries.
Our special guest on today's show will be Marlene Peterson, the founder of Libraries of Hope and the author of the 'Freedom Series'. The Freedom Series is 12 volumes of stories gathered from pre-1923 literature for young people.
Marlene will be telling us more about her exciting project that encourages moms to form 'story groups' to learn more & promote the art of storytelling.
Tune in to hear more and you can follow up with all of the resources available at the Garden of Liberty here: http://gardenofliberty.com/
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