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DOL Awards Grant to GMLC
Trustees Annual Conferences
Best Recent Books on Vermont History
Librarian Certification Achievements
Author Makes Students "Smile"
Book Discussion Sets Available
Cartoon Studies Winner & Discounts
WrestleMania Reading Challenge
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topDOL Awards Grant to GMLC

State Librarian Martha Reid has awarded a grant of $10,000 to the Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC) for the purchase of e-books to supplement e-book content currently available via Overdrive to GMLC subscribing library members. The GMLC will do the selection and purchase of the ebooks and has one year to spend the grant funds. The demand for e-books has increased over the past year and this grant will increase the number of e-titles available for Vermont readers of all ages. 

 

According to the grant agreement signed in May by GMLC President Mary Danko, "The Green Mountain Library Consortium (GMLC) provides e-content (Overdrive downloadable audio and e-books) to some 150 libraries for their patrons via the Listen Up! Vermont program. The Department of Libraries wants to acknowledge the success of this program and also supports the growth of the GMLC Overdrive e-book collection with a grant of $10,000. This grant is funded 100% by the Department of Libraries' general fund (state appropriation.)"

 

To learn more about the GMLC e-book program, see: gmlc.wordpress.com/downloadable-audio-projects/listen-up-vermont/

 Trustees Annual Conferences

Trustees, librarians and Department of Libraries regional consultants came together in April for the 2012 Town Officers Education Conference (TOEC) in Burlington, Fairlee and Rutland. More than 75 people explored state and national trends in 21st century public libraries, learned the value of emergency plans and local library advocacy, and discussed the impact and uses of new technologies such as eBook readers in Vermont libraries.

 

In these day-long meetings held each spring speakers from around the state share their experience and recommend best practices, and trustees new and experienced meet others from throughout the state. This year's workshops focused on the changing demands in library services, the need for more community partnerships, awareness of fast-changing technologies and how best to listen to, interpret and respond to community needs. Read more.

Best Recent Books on Vermont History

Paul Carnahan, Librarian of the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) in Barre, provided this list for the Vermont Library Conference, held in May. All titles are still in print, and are available through the VHS website, www.vermonthistory.org.

 

ethanbookjacketRandall, Willard Sterne. Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. W. W. Norton, 2011.  ISBN 978-0-3930-7665-3. $35.00.  Vermont biographer takes another look at a Vermont hero; new treatment of an old subject. Read more.   

Librarian Certification Achievements

Congratulations to the following people on completing the Vermont Department of Libraries' certification program for public librarians. first place award

 

- Cyndi Candiloro, Readsboro Community Library   

- Kari Cochran,formerly of the Cobleigh Public Library, Books on Wheels
- Erna Deutsch, Brownell Library, Essex Junction
- Ken Linge, Blake Memorial Library, East Corinth
- Barbara Menard, Aldrich Library, Barre
- Pam Tallmadge, Burnham Memorial Library, Colchester
- Sharon Tanzer, Whiting Library, Chester
- Nancy Tusinski, Weathersfield Proctor Library, Ascutney

Author Makes Students Smile

bookjacketsmileRaina Telgemeier, the author/illustrator of this year's Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award winner, delighted hundreds of students, teachers and librarians with her talk and illustrations at a ceremony that was held at U32 Junior Senior High School in East Montpelier on June 4. Telgemeier won the award for her graphic memoir, Smile, a book about the trials and tribulations she had with her teeth and orthodontia when she was growing up. The talk was recorded by the Regional Educational Television Network (RETN) and is now available on their private YouTube channel, youtu.be/hlXV4Td8Igo.

Book Discussion Sets Available

Libraries wishing to get their kids reading the new Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) and Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA) books this summer, will be pleased to know that DOL is acquiring discussion sets of all the titles in paperback. Please contact Linda Willis-Pendo (Linda.Willis-Pendo@state.vt.us) to borrow or reserve any of the sets below. Additional titles will be available later as they come in, or as they are released in paperback.

We now have sets of 15 copies of each of these GMBA titles: read more

Cartoon Studies Winner & Discounts 

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) in White River Junction is a gem for many reasons. It has assembled an amazing faculty and student body to study, work and play in the Green Mountain State and has always been very generous in sending teachers and student to libraries to speak to kids.  

 

A few years ago they started a program with the Department of Libraries (DOL) to award a full scholarship to one teen to attend the week-long Kurt TalbertCreate Comics workshop held in the summer. DOL publicized this opportunity through schools and public libraries this spring, and dozens of teens entered the contest. This year's winner is Kurt Talbert, a student at Hartford High School. Kurt reads mostly online comics since he doesn't feel he has the time to get involved with the characters in the paper ones (although he is a big fan of Scott Pilgrim). His interest in art is broader than comics, and he is currently working on improving his understanding of anatomy, depth, color theory and dimensions in order to be able to get in to a good art college. His career goal is to be a concept artist for video games and movies.

 

In addition to this generous gift to an aspiring young cartoonist, CCS this year is offering Vermont librarians 25% off any of their summer workshops in:

Children's Books, June 25-29

Create Comics, July 16-20

Cartooning Studio, July 23-27

Cartooning Studio: Production & Design, July 30-August 3

Master Class in Comics Narrative, August 20-24

To register online go to ccssummerworkshops2012.eventbrite.com, enter promotional code CCSLOVESLIBRARIES and receive 25% off the tuition.

WrestleMania Reading Challenge

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For the fifth year in a row, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are co-sponsoring a reading program that reaches out to young fans of wrestling. The program encourages teens and tweens (grades 5-12) to read during Teen Read Week (October 14-20) and beyond. By doing so, they can win prizes donated by WWE and other organizations. The goal of this program is to reach reluctant readers and get more teens reading. Read more.


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trusteesTrustees Annual Conferences

Trustees, librarians and Department of Libraries regional consultants came together in April for the 2012 Town Officers Education Conference (TOEC) in Burlington, Fairlee and Rutland. More than 75 people explored state and national trends in 21st century public libraries, learned the value of emergency plans and local library advocacy, and discussed the impact and uses of new technologies such as eBook readers in Vermont libraries.

 

In these day-long meetings held each spring speakers from around the state share their experience and recommend best practices, and trustees new and experienced meet others from throughout the state. This year's workshops focused on the changing demands in library services, the need for more community partnerships, awareness of fast-changing technologies and how best to listen to, interpret and respond to community needs.  

 

The TOEC focused attention on Vermont's responses to Tropical Storm Irene and discussion centered on preparation for future emergencies. Many of the public libraries in towns damaged by Irene instituted special services to help their communities. All are more aware than ever of the need to plan carefully for the unexpected. Participants left the conference with templates and checklists to help their library carry on the process of emergency planning.

 

In addition, while we like to think that all Vermont libraries are winners, the South Burlington, Norwich and Springfield Public libraries were extra lucky this month, having each won a new Kindle at TOEC. Content from the conference can be found on the Trustees' page of the Department of Libraries website, libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/trustees

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bestBest Recent Books on Vermont History

Paul Carnahan, Librarian of the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) in Barre, provided this list for the Vermont Library Conference, held in May. All titles are still in print, and are available through the VHS website, www.vermonthistory.org.

 

ethanbookjacketRandall, Willard Sterne. Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. W. W. Norton, 2011.  ISBN 978-0-3930-7665-3. $35.00.  Vermont biographer takes another look at a Vermont hero; new treatment of an old subject.

 

 

 

 

 

bookjacketGoodwin, Neil. We Go as Captives: The Royalton Raid and the Shadow War on the Revolutionary Frontier. Vermont Historical Society, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9347-2057-1. $24.95. The story of the abduction of Zadock Steele retold through modern eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

bookjacketGuyette, Elise A.  Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790/1890.  University of Vermont Press, 2010.  ISBN 978-1-5846-5760-6. $26.95. African-Americans eke out a living on a hill in Vermont; an overlooked part of our history.

 

 

 

 

 

 

veryfineapperancebookjacketHoughton, George, edited by Don Wickman.  A Very Fine Appearance: The Vermont Civil War Photographs of George Houghton. Vermont Historical Society, 2010. ISBN 978-0-9347-2058-8. Vermont's Mathew Brady; photographs of Vermont boys in Virginia paired with diary entries.

 

 

 

 

bookjacketBrown, Dona. Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America. University of Wisconsin Press, 2011.  ISBN 978-0-2992-5074-4. $24.95.  Intellectual underpinnings of the "back to the land movement" that has been a recurring theme in Vermont history.

 

 

 

 

bookjacketHand, Samuel B., Anthony Marro, and Stephen C. Terry, Philip Hoff : How Red Turned Blue in the Green Mountain State. Castleton State College, 2011. ISBN 978-1-6116-8207-6. $29.95. Important period in Vermont history finally gets some attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

bookjacketDrysdale, M. Dicke. The Wrath of Irene: Vermont's Imperfect Storm of 2011.  The Herald of Randolph, 2012.  ISBN 978-1-4699-3142-5. $39.95. The storm as experienced in the White River watershed; news articles and first-hand accounts; many color photographs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

bookjacketDaley, Yvonne. A Mighty Storm: Stories of Resilience after Irene. Shires Press, 2011. ISBN 978-1-6057-1129-4. $34.95. Rutland Herald and Barre-Montpelier Times-Argus cover the storm.

 

 

 

bookjacketCook, Jeanne Weston, Voices from the Flood. Northfield Historical Society, 2012. ISBN 978-0-6156-1201-0. $14.95. Essays about people affected by the storm in Northfield and Roxbury; black and white photos.

 

 

 

 

 

bookjacketGoodman, David, editor. When the River Rose: Stories of a Vermont Town's Flood, Recovery, and Rebirth. Children's Literacy Foundation, 2012.  ISBN 978-0-9849-8010-9. $20.00.  Contributions from Waterbury residents in a thematic presentation; excellent photographs.

 

 

 

 

The whole list can be found on the DOL website at libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/misc

 

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book Book Discussion Sets Available 

Libraries wishing to get their kids reading the new Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) and Green Mountain Book Award (GMBA) books this summer, will be pleased to know that DOL is acquiring discussion sets of all the titles in paperback. Please contact Linda Willis-Pendo (Linda.Willis-Pendo@state.vt.us) to borrow or reserve any of the sets below. Additional titles will be available later as they come in, or as they are released in paperback.

We now have sets of 15 copies of each of these GMBA titles:

 

Bacigalupi  

Ship Breaker

 

Matson

Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

Donnelly

Revolution

 

Perkins 

Anna and the French Kiss

Donoghue

Room

 

Pierson

The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep and Never Had To

Fisher 

Incarceron

 

Roth

Divergent

Johnson

Suite Scarlett

 

Yovanoff

The Replacement 

 

And, for DCF, 15 of each of these:

Bauer 

Close to Famous

Davies

Lemonade Crime

Pyron

A Dog's Way Home

Smith

Storm Runners

Van Draanen     

The Running Dream



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 wrestWrestleMania Reading Challenge

For the fifth year in a row, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are co-sponsoring a reading program that reaches out to young fans of wrestling. The program encourages teens and tweens (grades 5-12) to read during Teen Read Week (October 14-20) and beyond. By doing so, they can win prizes donated by WWE and other organizations. The goal of this program is to reach reluctant readers and get more teens reading.

 

To enter, kids write a letter to their favorite WWE Superstar that convinces the Superstar to read the tween/teen's favorite book, and submit the letter via an online form that will be made available through the month of October. All entries must be submitted through a participating school or public library. Libraries wishing to participate must complete this brief online form by July 31, 2012.

 

World Wrestling Entertainment will send promotional posters to all registrants in September. Registrants can download certificates, pledge forms, and other things from YALSA and WWE after registration closes.

 

For more information, visit www.ala.org/wrestlemania.

 

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