What a great video. I especially like all the community leaders that came aboard for the video share their words about how important the library is to the fabric of the community.
Thanks to Aaron Schmidt for originally sharing this video…
-Post by Justin Hoenke,Tame the Web Contributor
National Gaming Day @ Your Library 2011 is just SIX weeks away! Has your library signed up yet?
If not, you can sign up for National Gaming Day 2011 HERE! Sign up now to be eligible for 2 of the donations from official sponsor and partner FamilyAndPartyGames.com.
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Double Jump is Michigan’s only local game show. Each episode host Dan Hartley explores gaming as a legitimate and mainstream form of art and entertainment. We’ll explore the various facets of the medium itself with experts and designers, as well as games’ impact on Michigan industries. Independent and local developers also have a voice [...]
THE BACKSTORY I wanted the teens using my library to do something creative this summer. I’ve recently grown weary of having programs for the sake of programs, so with this mindset I reached out to the amazing Sonya Tomlinson aka Sontiago to help unlock the amazing creativity of the teens here in Portland. Sonya’s an [...]
Originally uploaded by The Shifted Librarian (thanks Jenny!)
8BitLibrary: The Collected Writings of Justin Hoenke: December 2009-July 2011
It has been a fun almost 2 years. We’ve danced, we’ve went out and got tattoos, and most of all we’ve talked about video games a lot. But sometimes things just need to come to [...]
“The time is now,” I keep telling myself. Let me tell you why. It’s been almost five years since I fell into being a teen librarian. I was working toward my MLS at Clarion University when I was approached to do some summer teen programming at the Clarion Free Library in Clarion, PA. Their proposal [...]
Here’s Andromeda Yelton‘s TEDx talk from this past June at Princeton Public Library in New Jersey. In 6 minutes and 31 seconds, Andromeda talks about how her and a gang of librarians (see below) earned enough money to build a library in India and then raise enough for 100 extra books, a newspaper subscription, [...]
Over the past year, I’ve gotten to watch a group of teens that come into the library grow into full fledged hip hop artists.
It all started with The Telling Room, a nonprofit writing center in Portland, ME, and their 2011 program Play. Their amazing Young Leaders and Writers workshop was the start of a collaboration [...]
On Tuesday May 17, 2011, my library had the pleasure of hosting a show featuring the wizard rock band Harry and the Potters. The show itself was awesome: the music was great, the band was super nice, and everyone had a good time.
The highlight for me had nothing to do with the actual [...]