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Van Meter Library VOICE · 10h ago

A Winter Collection of Resources, Songs, Stories and Fun!

I love all of the songs, stories, project ideas, lesson plans, craft ideas, recipes and more for the winter.  I have brought these together a Collection for the Winter, which you can find he...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 19h ago

Adding A Few Research Clues To Collections For Your Students

There is something new in Collections by Destiny that I love! We can now add images to truly personalize the items that we add to our Collections.  I wrote how to do this here.Today when I w...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 20h ago

Building Instructional Partnerships as Future Ready Librarians....Tell Us How You Do This!

As Future Ready Librarians, we are leaders within our library, school community and throughout our profession in many ways.  We design collaborative spaces, cultivate community partnerships,...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 1d ago

Gift-a-Book from Write Our World!

I wanted to share this very special program from my friends at Write Our World.  You can read about it above and also visit the Gift-a-Book page here. With the support that we give and aware...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 1d ago

STEM Challenges.... Perfect For The Holidays From Maker Maven!

With the holidays here, everyone is a little anxious and excited in the library, classrooms and at home.  We need activities and lessons that keep our students thinking, creating and having ...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 1d ago

Get On The Map For Digital Learning Day 2018!

Digital Learning Day 2018 is right around the corner! On February 22, 2018, teachers and students from around the country will participate in the nationwide celebration highlighting great te...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 1d ago

Here It Is....The Cultivating Community Partnerships Webinar Recording and Resources

On December 12, we had our last Future Ready Librarian webinar of 2017.  And this sure was an awesome way to end our fantastic year of webinars!  Sue Kowalski and Gina Seymour joined me as w...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 1d ago

Teaching Visual Literacy Using Graphic Novels....and I Have Lots of Resources For You!

 Have you seen Follett's Resource Center?  It is amazing!  Inside of Follett's Resource Center you will find several Themed Collections such as... ..Exploring Digital Literacy, Makerspace, H...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 2d ago

Spread Some Smiles For Miles With Buncee!

It is the perfect time of year to bring special projects and activities to your students that promote kindness, love, and giving within your library, classroom and community.I couldn't be mo...
Van Meter Library VOICE · 2d ago

Books and Resources To Inspire Kindness

Over Thanksgiving break, my family went to the movie Wonder.  Not only was this one of our favorite books to read aloud at home and in the library, it is now one of our all-time favorite mov...