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Ideas & Inspiration

Tips for Running Curbside Pickup at Your School Library

Follow these steps for creating a curbside pickup plan to get books and materials into students’ hands this year.

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How to Choose the Right Protective Barriers for Your School

Figuring out the best way to shield students and staff from germs can be daunting. Download this handy guide to help you compare the features of each desk barrier so you can find the right fit for your learning spaces.

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25 Community-Building Activities for Virtual Classrooms

Building community in your classroom has always been an important part of making students feel safe and ready to learn. But how do you do this when you’re not in a traditional classroom setting? Get 25 ideas for creating a culture of community in your virtual classroom.

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5 Popular Children’s Take-and-Make Kits for Libraries

Keep kids in your community engaged through virtual library programming with these five popular take-and-make kits — supply lists and directions included.

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4 Community Engagement Ideas for Libraries During COVID-19

Libraries aren’t just buildings! There are so many ways for you to engage your community members during a pandemic — here are four things to do right now.

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Going from Hands-on Learning to Virtual in a STEM Lab

In the ninth episode of the Open Book Webcast, you’ll hear from Tinashe Blanchet, founder of The Learning Laboratory New Orleans, who shares how she turned her hands-on STEM summer camp fully virtual during the pandemic.

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How to Create Engaging At-Home Learning Spaces

In the tenth episode of the Open Book Webcast, you’ll hear from Dr. Bob Dillon about best practices for creating engaging at-home learning spaces for virtual students.

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7 Outdoor Program Tips for Libraries

Thinking about offering an outdoor program at your library? Read these seven tips to help you plan a safe experience for everyone.

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Activity Calendars

Use these idea-filled children’s, teen, and adult calendars to plan your monthly programming, and give parents and caregivers daily activity tips with early literacy calendar handouts.

Activity Calendars