We are adding information on activities for you to enjoy and learn from at home. New activities added regularly.
•NEW Library LIVE: Virtual Field Trips & Virtual Learning
•NEW Learn Alaska: See and read about Alaska locations and phenomena
•NEW Links to Links: Links to sites with links to many activities and opportunities
•Contests for Youth: Art, Photography, Writing
Live from Australia, top Toxinologist, Jamie Seymour, teaches us about the world's most venomous creatures and how anti-venom is created using these amazing species. You won't want to skip this one!
Pam Purce takes us on a windy tour of 3 Oaks Farm to visit with, and learn about Alpacas and the Camelids family. Check out these cute creatures, while learning about the process of farming Alpacas.
The "Bat Lady," Kristen Lear, takes us on a soaring adventure into the world of the batty keystone creatures. This is so enjoyable!
Learn about the importance of Watersheds while visiting Sugar Pine State Park at Lake Tahoe with California Ports State Park and Ranger Stephanie.
Please check back - more trips will be added.
Young people around the world need to connect and feel connected with each other now more than ever. Come join us! Interested in connecting over Flipgrid or having young people reach out to each other? Send us a message here requesting the password.
Book Club for Kids is the award-winning podcast where kids talk about books. The Times of London calls it one of the world's top 10 kidcasts. Common Sense Media rates it "excellent." The New York Times says the "virtual gathering space for young readers feels more vital than ever in the social distancing era."
This summer, they will feature kids who participate in library Summer Reading programs across the country. It's easy:
- find the voice memo or recording app on a smartphone
- set the level somewhere in the middle
- have the reader introduce her/himself as:
Hi, my name is - (first name only)
I'm from - (what city)
And my library is - (what's the name of your library)
My favorite book is - (what's the title of your book)
Because - (not the plot, but why YOU like this book and why you'd recommend it to someone else)
Email the audio files to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OR: Your child can just call them at 323-639-3560 and follow the script.
Michelle Carton, ASD Elementary K-6 Librarian, was chosen by Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) as Librarian Media Specialist of the Year.
“This award honors a librarian or media specialist who improves their library using technology. He or she collaborates with administrators, teachers, and students to support technology integration,” according to TCEA. Read more here.
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Find out more about our program director, Michelle Carton, and what led to Global Education Alaska.
Global learning is a collective effort for us all, while professional development keeps our work relevant. View conference presentations.