Friday, October 21, 2011

Around the Interwebs

The happy-haps:

So, the National Book Award finalists were announced. Except, apparently they goofed up and announced Lauren Myracle's Shine as one of the finalists when it... wasn't. Twitter was not pleased. And Vanity Fair has an interview with Lauren about the whole fiasco. Also, read Lauren Myracle's article in the Huffington Post.

Dude, Jennie had the kids at her library make 1,000 cranes for Japan. AWESOME passive program idea!!

Someone I know just recently celebrated her library's birthday with an intense week of events. This idea is easier, but no less fantastic. Thanks to Travis for sharing this great project with the blogosphere!

Do you love creating book lists? Or hate it? Either way, you're going to want to check out the ALSC's Quicklists Consulting Committee. Betsy has the scoop!

This post at Not Just Cute is written about classrooms, but the points are applicable in libraries, as well. Do holidays have a place in the classroom (or library)?

If you, like me, have a soft spot for YA books about the performing arts, check out Stages on Pages, "young adult & middle grade authors touring America in support of the performing arts". Link via Kelly on The Hub.