[library-media] Focus on Library Lovers Month

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Focus on Library Lovers' Month

"Libraries help teachers teach and children learn."
--Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States of America

The designation of February as Library Lovers' Month goes hand-in-hand =
with
the celebration of Valentine's Day, so this issue of the EdGate =
newsletter
is dedicated to helping you be an effective advocate for libraries and
librarians. See our Super Sites section below for everything you'll need =
to
send a message of support, from bookmarks and posters you can download =
to
lesson plans and activities for every age group.

And while you're sending messages, how about sending one to EdGate? We =
are
preparing to revamp our newsletter so that it better serves our =
customers:
You! Comments, questions, suggestions, requests-whatever form it takes, =
we
will value your input. Send an email to newsletter@edgate.com and help =
us
make next month "EdGate Newsletter Lovers' Month"!

=81 Super Sites=20
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Libraries of all types--school, public, and private--deserve to be
recognized for their vital contribution to the education of our nation's
children. We've culled some of the best ideas out there so you can =
quickly
and easily say "Be My Valentine" to your local libraries!

How to Love Your Library
http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/how.html
How, exactly, do you go about loving your library? Here are ways to =
promote,
contribute to, volunteer in, and befriend your library. Use this site as =
a
springboard to action!

Teaching the Importance of Libraries
http://www.adn.com/widgets/libraryad.pdf
This site offers easy-to-use activities to help educators stimulate
students' interest in libraries and reading. Contains discussion topics,
writing projects, and crafts ideas appropriate for a variety of ages.=20

Library Lovers Theme Unit
http://www.edhelper.com/DailyThemes_February_18.html
Class lessons and activities for grades 1 through 12. Includes daily =
skills
practice for vocabulary and spelling, language arts, and math, along =
with
suggested story starters.

Library Lovers' Things to do with Kids
http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/kidthings.html
Great ideas for snacks, games, and crafts you can use to explore the =
themes
of libraries and books.

Librarians in the Movies
http://emp.byui.edu/raishm/films/introduction.html
Debunk the stereotypical librarian by exploring over 500 Hollywood and
foreign films that feature libraries and librarians. Also includes a
bibliography of articles about librarians in the movies.=20

Library Lovers and Librarians
http://www.librarysupport.net/librarylovers/appreciation.html
Need ideas on how to show support for your local librarians? Start with
these ideas and you'll be inspired to create some of your own!

Free Postcards for Library Lovers
http://www2.postcards.org/postcards/cards/0101/
Have fun with Library Lovers' month by sending silly postcards that
encourage reading.=20

Bookmarks for Library Lovers
http://www.ssdesign.com/librarypr/download/odds_and_ends/liblovebk-asorte=
d.p
df
Download ten colorful Library Lovers bookmarks and celebrate this =
special
month in style.

=81 EdGate Showcase=20
  _____ =20

We're turning the Library Lovers' Month spotlight on Mrs. Karen Puckett, =
who
encourages her students to keep warm in winter by reading! A media =
center
specialist at North Rowan Middle School in Spencer, North Carolina, Mrs.
Puckett motivates kids with fun incentives. Points earned by reading can =
be
"spent" for prizes, kids who meet their reading goals attend a special
breakfast, and an after-school book club offers lively discussions on
selected literature. Bravo, Mrs. Puckett, for giving your students a =
wealth
of opportunities to become avid library users! You can visit her site, =
which
also posts her favorite library links, at:
http://schoolnotes.com/28159/kpuckett61.html.=20

We'd love to shine the spotlight on your SchoolNotes or Community =
Education
Gateway page! Just email us at newsletter@edgate.com.=20
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style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"><SPAN=20
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Month spotlight on Mrs. Karen Puckett, who encourages her students to =
keep warm=20
in winter by reading! A media center specialist at North Rowan Middle =
School in=20
Spencer, North Carolina, Mrs. Puckett motivates kids with fun =
incentives. Points=20
earned by reading can be "spent" for prizes, kids who meet their reading =
goals=20
attend a special breakfast, and an after-school book club offers lively=20
discussions on selected literature. Bravo, Mrs. Puckett, for giving your =

students a wealth of opportunities to become avid library users! You can =
visit=20
her site, which also posts her favorite library links, at:</SPAN><SPAN=20
style=3D"FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana"> <A=20
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