Breaking Bread with Anythink Libraries

Anythink Libraries
Published: 15 November 2018
Breaking Bread with Anythink Libraries

Bread has been a major staple of the human diet for thousands of years - in fact, consumption of grains can be traced as far back as the Middle Stone Age. And while this simple combination of flour, water, salt and yeast can yield many different styles and types of the food, one thing is certain: bread has played in instrumental role in bringing people together.

With this concept in mind, Maria Mayo, adult guide at Anythink Wright Farms, launched "Community Voices," an ongoing series that explores the ways in which strangers can explore and share the things that... Read more

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Social Library, Volume 121

Jennifer Peterson
Published: 13 November 2018
Social Library, Volume 121

Welcome to the latest edition of our Social Library series, highlighting a range of events and displays that libraries are showcasing on their Facebook pages. From a library tour to books for trick or treaters, and from book displays to Mental Health First Aid, these examples are sure to inspire. If you'd like to see your library featured in an upcoming edition, please let us know via or find us on Facebook.

Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library in Mississippi posted some wonderful photos from the library tour and storytime they hosted for Ms. Tallant’s class from Water... Read more

Posted In: Social Library

Are Dogs the New Library Cat?

Steph Waite, Communications Coordinator
Published: 06 November 2018
Are Dogs the New Library Cat?

At Red Land Community Library in Etters, Pennsylvania, parents can sign children up for a 15-minute slot to read to a golden retriever. Ella is one of three trained therapy dogs who are among the library's most famous and beloved volunteers. The dogs work an 11:00 am to 1:00 pm shift on Saturdays, sitting contentedly while children choose a book to read aloud.

A study by researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction found that the presence of an animal during reading reduced stress for school-age children. The researchers assessed second-grade students who were assigned to a control group... Read more

Free November Webinars for Library Staff

Wyoming State Library
Published: 31 October 2018
Free November Webinars for Library Staff

As we head towards the end of the year, and begin to set goals for the next, consider areas of learning that might fill your knowledge gaps. Webinars are a great way to both test the waters on topics of interest or they can help you dive deeper if you're ready for more. This list of 81 free webinars and day-long online events covering 18 categories was collected by the Wyoming State Library. It's updated monthly on the Free Training page, where you can also view the offerings by category.

For additional training, check out the WebJunction Catalog, free... Read more

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