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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

| November 20, 2014 | 3 Comments

Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.

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Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

Teach Kids To Be Their Own Internet Filters

| October 4, 2013 | 41 Comments

Students live in an information saturated world. The most effective way to keep them safe and using the internet responsibly as a learning tool is to teach them how to be their own filters.

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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

| February 12, 2013 | 7 Comments

As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from another nexus in the universe: public libraries. Dale Dougherty, founding editor and publisher of Make Magazine — and the de facto leader of the Maker Movement — has a […]

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Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books

Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books

| October 23, 2012 | 5 Comments

By NPR Staff In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything longer than 140 characters — a new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project reveals the prominent role of books, libraries and […]

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