Library NewsBlast March 2019

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March Madness: Teaching Resources

March is known for so many celebrations it is hard to pick one. March is Women's History Month, the posters above are available to download for free from Medium, Math Month (PI Day, March 14), Beware the Ides of March (March 15), March is Read Aloud Month, March is Freedom of Information Day (March 16: Birthday of James Madison, Father of our Constitution), check out the educational resources on the Newseum site, and a Sunshine Week celebration to celebrate our 1st Amendment rights. Find out more about March celebrations at Holiday Insights.com. Smithsonian.com has an excellent compilation of articles for Women's History Month and interesting articles on many other topics too. Subscribe to the newsletter to get the resources directly.

New York City Reads 365 New Books Coming Soon! Book Trailer Contest Open to All

The new collection of NYC Reads 365 books are arriving shortly. These 220 titles were selected by a committee of New York City School Librarians and later reviewed by the Office of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Learning. There is something for everyone here, from The Librarian of Auschwitz by Antonio Iturbe to Untwine by Edwige Danticat. To find bookmarks listing the books on every grade level go to the NYC Reads libguide produced by the NYC Office of School Library Services. ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS TO JOIN THE BOOK TRAILER CONTEST. Deadline is April 30th, 2019. See details on NYCREADS 365 Libguide.