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Publishers extend permissions

February 8, 2021

Good news for teacher and librarians! Many publishers have extended permissions to read their materials online to June 30. They include Boyd’s Mill & Kane, Candlewick, Crabtree, Free Spirit, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster. You can access the full article from School Library Journal here.

Top titles requested in January

February 6, 2021

According to Jerry Kuntz, of the top 25 series requested by RCLS patrons in Enterprise catalog, 5 were either in the Young Adult or Juvenile categories. They are: (JUV) Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger and the Harry Potter series. Young Adult series were Ready Player series by Ernest Cline; Throne of Glass novels by Sarah Maas; Selection series by Kiera Cass and Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. So take heart — our kids ARE reading!!

Tonight You’re Dead

January 25, 2021

Written by Vivica Sten, this title is part of the Sandhamm Murder series, translated from the original test in Swedish. When two detectives begin to investigate an apparent suicide of a college student, they find much more to the story. After additional murders occur, they uncover a link between all the victims that dates back to an old case from 30 years ago.


January 11, 2021

The Washington Public Library in Missouri has developed a children’s program titled “Dial-a-story,” where parents can listen to a pre-recorded book by dialing an automated number. choosing it from a list of monthly titles. There is no limit to the number of times a patron can call, and the number is live 24/7. Their goal is to satisfy children who want to hear a particular story many times. Four librarians have recorded stories to date. Sounds like a neat plan. The cost was $700 to set up, the article gave the impression that it was a one time fee.

Flannelboard Fun

December 13, 2020

If you are looking for some ideas to make flannelboard sets for kids, or want to purchase some, check out It’s a great site to get ideas when your “well” has run dry…

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