Saturday, July 30, 2011

Potter Puppet Pals: The Mysterious Ticking Noise

Ok, I saw the movie and YES IT WAS AWESOME! My kids showed me this fun video and it is stuck in my head.- get it out!

TopTen Teen 2011-VOTE

Young Adult lit readers- now is the time for you to read as many books as you can from the YALSA teen book awards list YALSA is a division of the American Library Association. Voting will open on August 22, so read up and then cast your vote. Instructions are on the website so click the link to find the list and the instructions. I know there are favorites on mine on the list... what are your fav's?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

POV - Biblioburro: The Donkey Library | PBS

POV - Biblioburro: The Donkey Library | PBS
Of course, librarians will go to any length to help people -this should be great!


Biblioburro is the story of a librarian — and a library — like no other. A decade ago, Colombian grade-school teacher Luis Soriano was inspired to spend his weekends bringing a modest collection of precious books, via two hard-working donkeys, to the children of Magdalena Province’s poor and violence-ridden interior. As Soriano braves armed bands, drug traffickers, snakes and heat, his library on hooves carries an inspirational message about education and a better future for Colombia. His simple yet extraordinary effort has attracted worldwide attention — and imitators — but his story has never been better told than in this heartwarming yet unsentimental film. A co-presentation with Latino Public Broadcasting.