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January 2012, Volume 4, Issue 1

Continuing Education Alert

Check Your Calendars!!

SDLA Legislative Day
January 12

ALA Midwinter Meeting
January 20-24

Digital Learning Day
February 1

Read Across America Day
March 2

Teen Tech Week
March 4-10

PLA Annual Conference
March 13-17

National Library Week
April 8-14

World Book Night
April 23

Featured e-Resources of the Month
Find Your "A-ha!" Moment

Why Didn't I Think of That?


Holiday idea to store away for next year: the Merry Mitten Tree

Sturgis Public Library's Mitten Tree

The Sturgis Public Library Mitten Tree was started by Chapter AY of the P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) of Sturgis. Each year in December, the Sturgis Public Library hosts the Mitten Tree to collect mittens and other warm winter wear that will be distributed to area school nurses and the local crisis shelter. The Sturgis AY P.E.O. and community members donate items each year for this great cause.


Students are e-reading at Alcester-Hudson

Girl reading e-Reader

Last year, the Alcester-Hudson school district added to its collection four new Nook e-readers for student use. Two of these black and white Nooks are for junior high and high school use and two are for elementary use. This fall, one Nook Color was donated by the Student Council and the younger grades are able to use it to read children's books and see the pictures in full color.

Two of the black and white Nooks and the Nook Color are rotated around the elementary classrooms (grades K-6). Teachers may keep them for two weeks at a time. The two junior high and high school Nooks are available for students to check out for two weeks at a time. To date, each Nook has between 120 and 140 books in a wide range of options for student enjoyment and classroom use, and the library adds to the book collection as needed.





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