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From: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org
To: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Sent: Monday, January 08, 2001 11:01 PM
Subject: PUBYAC digest 334


    PUBYAC Digest 334

Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) PUBYAC back online!
by pyowner <pyowner@jefferson.lib.co.us>
  2) RE: You Know You're a Children's Librarian When...
by "Keeney, Scott" <SKEENEY@ci.albany.or.us>
  3) RE: Playstation 2
by "Keeney, Scott" <SKEENEY@ci.albany.or.us>
  4) RE: Playstation 2
by Maggi Rohde <maggi@intranet.org>
  5) Re: survey: librarian pay rates by specialty: urgent, thanks!
by Charles Schacht <schachtc@libcoop.net>
  6) Monitoring Computer Use
by "vanessa" <vanessa@soltec.net>
  7) Stumper: Birds flying in V.
by Chris Mallo <chrism@grrl.lib.mn.us>
  8) Re: "Picture Books" for older children separated?
by Nicole Reader <nreader@snap.lib.ca.us>
  9) Mystery Party
by Ann Pechacek <apechace@clsn1269.cumberland.lib.nc.us>
 10) CO Job Opening
by Nancy Seibert <nseibert@jefferson.lib.co.us>
 11) MD jobs available
by Saroj Ghoting <sghoting@CapAccess.org>
 12) Librarian-Writer project
by Geraldine Garretson <raven@interkan.net>
 13) Clarification: separating children's picture books
by jill heffner <jillh1018@yahoo.com>
 14) Re: Help me with Geography- Please
by oneil <oneil@asbank.com>
 15) Re: Help me with Geography- Please
by Christina Tribe <christina_tribe@telus.net>
 16) toddler storytime
by "Liz Maggio" <liz@palos-verdes.lib.ca.us>
 17) Children*s Internet Protection Act and the Neighborhood
Children*s Internet Protection Act
by "Don Wood" <dwood@ala.org>
 18) storyteller's list
by "Karen Gardner" <kgardner@and.lib.in.us>
 19) Re: Clarification: separating children's picture books
by Jennifer Baker <jbaker93711@yahoo.com>
 20) Re: Clarification: separating children's picture books
by "GCPL Childrens Room" <gcplcr@lilrc.org>
 21) Books about Countries
by "andrea " <juvserv@dialup.customnet.com>

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From: pyowner <pyowner@jefferson.lib.co.us>
To: "Py (E-mail)" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: PUBYAC back online!
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 12:32:34 -0700

OK, Folks, PUBYAC and Prairienet are reported to be back online.  I will
post any messages that came in just before midnight on Jan. 2, then others
that have managed to sneak through. Let me know if you see any weird error
messages.

Shannon VanHemert
PUBYAC Moderator
pyowner@pallasinc.com

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From: "Keeney, Scott" <SKEENEY@ci.albany.or.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: You Know You're a Children's Librarian When...
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:29:33 CST

...you can spell "Przewalski's Horse" without looking it up!

Scott Keeney
Children's Librarian              work     541-917-7591
Albany Public Library             fax      541-917-7586
1390 Waverly Dr SE
Albany OR 97321               skeeney@ci.albany.or.us


-----Original Message-----
From: Julie Lindsey [mailto:JLINDSEY@cml.lib.oh.us]
Sent: Saturday, December 30, 2000 8:44 AM
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: You Know You're a Children's Librarian When...


--When one pocket of your leather briefcase is stuffed with craft sticks.

--When you make your husband slam on the brakes and back up on the berm so
you can retrieve a truck retread to spray paint green and make into a
crocodile with ping pong ball eyes (to use for story time - what else?)

>>> smgabbs_2@hotmail.com 12/28/00 04:51PM >>>
you go home for Christmas and your mother gives you things she thinks you
could use at the library. :-)

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From: "Keeney, Scott" <SKEENEY@ci.albany.or.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Playstation 2
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:30:09 CST

I'm with you Michelle; can paintball be far behind?

Scott Keeney
Children's Librarian              work     541-917-7591
Albany Public Library             fax      541-917-7586
1390 Waverly Dr SE
Albany OR 97321               skeeney@ci.albany.or.us


-----Original Message-----
From: Michelle Gabbard [mailto:smgabbs_2@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 1:48 PM
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Playstation 2


I don't mean to sound like a stick in the mud....but I was wondering what
the thinking is behind having a playstation/video games at the library?


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From: Maggi Rohde <maggi@intranet.org>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: RE: Playstation 2
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:30:27 CST

On Tue, 2 Jan 2001 HFL_LISA@stls.org wrote:
> I mean this in the kindest way...are you crazy?  Have we just become
> the local arcade and the fact we re a library meaningless?  How do you
> decide who plays and what is your time limit?  Games are rated becasue
> of violence-do you monitor the age of the users-let teens play but not
> the 10 year olds?  A Playstation is a mindless but fun entertainment
> that does not belong in a library. 

"A ______ is a mindless but fun entertainment that does not belong in a
library."  I can imagine many types of library-provided services might fit
into that blank.

I think it really depends on the mission of your library.  Some libraries
are strongly focused on programming and serve as a community center as
well as an information center; others do not or can not provide those
things. 

We are a small library and have one room for all of our collections; the
YA collection spans less than four shelves.  A Playstation would be out of
place here, but I can imagine in a library with a cool YA space (including
computer terminals, comfortable furniture and CD listening stations) it
would be right at home.   Earphones provided, of course.  *grin*

However, if we had the budget, I'd love to see us lending out Playstation
games along with our videotapes.

-Maggi Rohde
 Milan Public Library, MI

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From: Charles Schacht <schachtc@libcoop.net>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: survey: librarian pay rates by specialty: urgent, thanks!
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:30:44 CST

Chuck responds - I wasn't maintaining that it IS true - just using it as a
hypothetical example.  Nor again am I maintaining that in a world/job
market where fairness was a prime criteria, there would be a disparity
between different specialties.  In fairness - there shouldn't be.  But
what do you do if committing yourself to fairness keeps you from putting
together a high quality staff because it means that you can't compete
salarywise for specialists that are in short supply/high demand?  This
seems like a question we ought to be able to ruminate upon  together
without getting warm under our collars and figuratively baring our
incisors, as it were.  Your thoughts, wise ones?

ajohnson@cooklib.org wrote:

> If this were actually true, Children's Librarian salaries ought
> to be a lot higher.  We keep hearing about the shortage of Children's
> Librarians, how it's hard to find good people these days, etc.,
> etc.  But the salary part doesn't follow through.
>
> Andrea Johnson
> ajohnson@cooklib.org
>
> --- Original Message ---
> Charles Schacht <schachtc@libcoop.net> Wrote on
> Sat, 30 Dec 2000 10:39:02 CST
>  ------------------
> This whole thing raises a very interesting question - if some
> specialties are much more in demand than others in a particular
> area - ie if there was a great dirth of good children's librarians,
> but adult reference people were a dime a dozen - as a director
> wouldn't you want to be able to offer more to a prospective children's
> librarian in order to have a chance at hiring one of the better
> people instead of having to settle for someone clearly less capable
> because the best people were going other places where they could
> make more?
> Seems to me as though it makes sense to be able to pay the most
> to the people who have the rarest skills.
>
> Chuck Schacht
> Romeo District Library
> Romeo, MI.
>
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From: "vanessa" <vanessa@soltec.net>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Monitoring Computer Use
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:31:00 CST

Hello, All,

As an MLS candidate I've spent time working in the children's departments of
both our local libraries, where I've found that a substantial amount of time
is required to deal with computer sign-ups, etiquette and software glitches.
I have no objection to doing this, but it does seem to eat up professional
time that could be more profitably spent in other ways. In addition, at one
of the libraries, professional staff spend thirty hours a week at the desk
and have only ten hours to use their considerable talents in other ways. Is
this typical of most children's departments and, if not, what other
approaches do you take to patron use of computers?

Thank you very much!

Vanessa Whippo
MLS Candidate
University of Illinois

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From: Chris Mallo <chrism@grrl.lib.mn.us>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Stumper: Birds flying in V.
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:31:15 CST

       
I'm hoping someone on this wonderful list will
know this one.  I have a patron who wanted the Native
American Legend of why birds fly in a V formation.
He knows that there is one, but I have not been
able to find it in any of the usual sources
(A to Z, best books, internet, etc.). Any help
you could give would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!!     :)

Chris Mallo
chrism@grrl.lib.mn.us
Great River Regional Library
St. Cloud, MN 56301
(320) 650-2500

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From: Nicole Reader <nreader@snap.lib.ca.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: "Picture Books" for older children separated?
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:31:33 CST

Interesting question from Jill: what does a library do with the many great
books
that resemble picture books, but are a little long, or a little
sophisticated,
or a little mature, for the traditional picture book audience?

My library (single-branch suburban library serving a town of 25,000) calls
these
books "picture books plus."  They are highly illustrated books we think
would be
most enjoyed by an audience of third graders and up.  These books are given
a
special spine label sticker (a plus sign) to help identify them, and they
are
interfiled with the children's fiction.

A few examples: Rosen's "A School for Pompey Walker," Macaulay's "Black and
White," Innocenti's "Rose Blanche," Base's "The Sign of the Seahorse,"
Garland's
"I Never Knew Your Name."  Polacco's "Thank You, Mr. Falker" is not hard to
understand and could be put with picture books, but the character's struggle
with reading will be most appreciated by older children who themselves have
learned to read (or not!), so we put it in fiction as a picture book plus.

The decision to designate a book as a picture book plus is based on the age
of
the reader who will be most interested in the book.  Will the book be best
enjoyed by a preschooler, or even by a second grader reading it on her own?
We'll put it in picture books.  Is there a level of complexity to the plot,
or
mature subject matter, that makes the book more interesting to an older
reader?
We'll put it in fiction as a picture book plus.  Our intention is not to
protect
younger children or limit their choices, but to help older children find
books
written for them that they will enjoy.

You ask what staff member decides...  It can be a cataloging nightmare,
since
making this kind of decision is an art, not a science.  Our Children's
Services
staff decides, usually only after seeing the book.  Sometimes we go back and
forth, like with the Eloise books!

> Do you have a booklist of such books that you could
> either fax or mail to me?

We have so many, I have never put together a booklist.  I've made lists only
by
subtopic, since these books are very popular with teachers who like being
able
to read a complete book out loud to a class in 10 or 15 minutes.  I have put
together a great booklist of mature picture books about World War II, for
example.  (If you are curious about a specific title, you can search our
catalog
and see if it's cataloged with an E for picture book or an X for fiction.)

Hope this helps!
Nicole

-------------------------
Nicole Reader
Children's Librarian
Benicia (CA) Public Library
nreader@snap.lib.ca.us
http://snap.lib.ca.us

>----- Original Message -----
>From: jill heffner <jillh1018@yahoo.com>
>To: pubyac <pubyac@prairienet.org>
>Subject: "Picture Books" for older children separated?
>Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 16:06:13 CST
>=====
>Jill Heffner
>Youth Services
>Driftwood Public Library
>801 SW Hwy 101
>Lincoln City, Oregon  97367
>541 996 2277  Fax: 541 996 1262
>jillh1018@yahoo.com

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From: Ann Pechacek <apechace@clsn1269.cumberland.lib.nc.us>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Mystery Party
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:31:50 CST

I am starting a quarterly Mystery Party for teens 12-18 at my library and
I was wanting to include volunteer library workers to give clues. Has
anyone done a "who murdered the librarian" mystery party? I would greatly
appreciate any help one can give or if anyone already has a script
prepared it would be a tremendous help. Please email me directly if you
can. Thanks!!! 
Ann Pechacek
___________________________________
     Ann Pechacek
     Information Services/Teen Services Librarian I
     Cliffdale Branch, CCPL&IC
     PHONE: 910.864.3800
     email: apechace@cumberland.lib.nc.us
___________________________________

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From: Nancy Seibert <nseibert@jefferson.lib.co.us>
To: "'PUBYAC@prairienet.org'" <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: CO Job Opening
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:32:47 CST


Located in the foothills west of Denver, the Jefferson County Public Library
is one of the most progressive suburban systems in the nation. We are
seeking a Head of Children's Services at our new Belmar Branch. The position
offers benefits and training and requires working on some weekends, evenings
and minor holidays. The opportunity to attend conferences, training
seminars, and workshops is included as interest and need dictate.  

HEAD OF CHILDREN'S SERVICES #01-402 DEADLINE 2/8/01. The Belmar Branch,
completed in August of 2000, reflects the changing role of libraries as a
source of electronic information.  Belmar features a hands-on training room
with 13 computers, 22 additional Internet computers for the adult area and
four located in the children's area.  The spacious children's room is
beautifully designed with inspiring views.  The Head of Children's Services
has a leadership role in developing policy, programming, patron education,
children's services, and the collection.  They provide professional
reference assistance using online searching, manual and electronic
databases, and community resources.  In addition to assisting with overall
branch operations, they participate in staff, committee and special task
force meetings. An MLS with three to five years of library and supervisory
experience, as well as knowledge of program development is required. Annual
salary is $38,617 (40hpw)
To Apply: A Jefferson County application including a list of 3 references
must be completed. Applications are available by fax (303) 271-8411 or
online http://www.co.jefferson.co.us/dpt/humres/humres.htm
<http://co.jefferson.co.us/dpt/humres/humres.htm>. Return to Jefferson
County Human Resources Dept. 800 Jefferson Pkwy, Ste.140, Golden CO 80401;
303-271-8400.  Additional questions (303) 232-7114 ext. 2308.

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From: Saroj Ghoting <sghoting@CapAccess.org>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: MD jobs available
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:33:12 CST

Hi fellow PUBYACers--
I wanted to make you aware of job opportunities with Montgomery County (MD)
Department of Public Libraries, a suburban county of Washington, DC.
We are a system of 24 libraries in an economically and culturally diversy
county.  There are currently vacancies at two levels (Senior
Librarian--Children's Services) which has branch children's and
management responsibilities as well as SYSTEMWIDE children's
responsibilities. 
The Libn II is head of children's services at the branch.
The position at Noyes Children's Library is a special one as it serves
young children and is like a cozy house.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at ghotis@mont.lib.md.us
If you have questions related more to benefits and human resources please
email Parker Hamilton at hamilp@mont.lib.md.us

The jobs are listed at www.montgomerycountyjobs.com after Jan. 3,2001.
OUr library dept. website is www.montgomerylibrary.org.  It will be
getting a major revision in the next few months.

Look forward to hearing from any of you who may be interested!!!
--Saroj Ghoting
Rockville Regional Library
99 Maryland Avenue
240-777-0158
_____________________________________________________________

SENIOR LIBRARIAN - CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Source Code: 667B1137
Salary: $43,104 - $71,506
Closing date: open until filled

Current vacancy is at the Gaithersburg Library.

Employee serves as a member of the management of a branch library providing
leadership in assigned content area (children's) for branch and library
system.  Duties include: coordinating work flow through the branch based on
needs, priorities and resources; assigning, supervising and evaluating the
work of assigned staff; overseeing their training and development; and
managing their performance.  The employee will establish, enforce, review
and
improve procedures, and standards in assigned area.  Duties include:
assessing
community needs for children's service through interaction with library user
groups, schools, Head Start Centers and other community-based groups serving
or interested in children; providing reference and reader's advisory service
to children, caregivers, parents, teachers and families; developing and
maintaining a children's service collection and developing and implementing
programs and special projects according to the needs and interests of the
community in the area of children's service.  Employee will assist in
developing, preparing, and implementing the branch's annual work plan and
will
have responsibility for the operation of the agency in the absence of the
library manager.

Staff will be scheduled to work day and evening hours Sunday through
Saturday
based on public service needs.

For complete information, go to www.montgomerycountyjobs.com after January
3,
2001.


LIBRARIAN II - CHILDREN'S SERVICES
Source Code: 66B1151
Salary: $41,141 - $68,195
Closing Date: January 17, 20001
Current vacancies are at Potomac and Noyes Libraries.

The employee will serve as branch library Head of Service in the children's
service area.  Duties include: providing direct public service, planning,
organizing, implementing and evaluating programs and special projects
according to community needs and interests, instructing customers and staff
in
the use of library reference and electronic tools, leading the selection
process for children's materials and the assessment of community needs for
children's and the development of objectives as a result of library user
groups input.  Employee may serve as lead worker in assigning and reviewing
work of subordinate employees and may serve as librarian in charge in the
absence of a manager.

Staff will be scheduled to work day and evening hours Sunday through
Saturday
based on public service needs.

For complete information, go to www.montgomerycountyjobs.com after January
3,
2001

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From: Geraldine Garretson <raven@interkan.net>
To: PUBYAC <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: Librarian-Writer project
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:33:32 CST

I am working on a project to to identify children's and young adult
writers who are, or who have been, librarians.  (Not necessarily
children's librarians, and a professional library degree is not
required.)  I am contacting them and requesting them to answer a
questionnaire, and the answers will be posted on a special section of my

website.  I will be presenting a program about this project to the
Kansas Triconference (Kansas Library Association, Kansas Association of
School Librarians, and Kansas Association for Educational Technology)
this April.  I think the website will be of interest to librarians,
children's writers, teachers, and those interested in these individual
authors.  I made the initial contact with most of those listed below
through a project announcement in the online bulletin of the Society of
Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and I have been working with
them primarily though email.

However, not all children's writers belong to SCBWI, and not all SCBWI
members subscribe to the online bulletin, so I am posting information
about this project in other places where I hope those familiar with
children's authors will be able to help me identify more of them.  The
list below will show you who I already know of, most of whom are
participating.  If you know of others who belong to this group, I would
be grateful if you would tell me about them.  If you have contact
information, that would be helpful, too.  I will be surprised if some
members of child_lit don't fall in this group, too.

Once the website is ready, I will let you know so you can take a look.

Thanks for your help,
Jerri Garretson
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Authors with published books for children, young adults, or for adults
who work with children:
Avi
Theresa Bateman
Dr. Caroline Feller Bauer
Raymond Bial
Pat Brisson
Jane Buchanan
Toni Buzzeo
Roxanne Chadwick
Beverly Cleary
Cook, Sybilla A.
Debbie Dadey
Dede Fox Ducharme
Jerri Garretson
Mary Downing Hahn
Christine M. Hill
Amy Houts
Johanna Hurwitz
Gale Jacob
Kathleen Keeler
Mona Kerby
Gay Toltl Kinman
Annette Curtis Klause
Francess Lantz
Margaret Read MacDonald
Diane Mayr
Megan McDonald
Libby Nelson
Wendie Old
Barbara Ann Porte
Lois Ruby
George Shannon
Jody Shapiro
Jan Siebold
Marsha Skrypuch
Bettye Stroud
Andrea Stryer
Mary Dodson Wade
Elizabeth S. Wall
Desiree Webber
Suzanne Williams
Ellen Wittlinger
Barbara Younger

Authors With Forthcoming Children's Books, or Books for those who work
with Children and Young Adults
Roger Leslie
Deborah Lund

Authors of other children's material (magazine pieces, internet works,
and so on)
Sherry Bowen
Carol Brendler
Risa Roberta Goldberg
Amie Johnson

Writing and submitting, not yet published
Fran Maunder
Catherine Walters


Illustrator of children's material
Debbie Stewart

Need more information
Trish Kaspar
Jean Allen Schneider/Donna Allen Schneider
Barbara Spears (called me but gave me an email address that did not
work.  No further information.)
Gayle Travis
Beth Walker

--
Jerri Garretson
Ravenstone Press
Stories of Kansas and the Great Plains
P.O. Box 1791
Manhattan KS 66505-1791
Tel: 785-776-0556
Website:
http://www.interkan.net/ravenstonepress

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From: jill heffner <jillh1018@yahoo.com>
To: pubyac <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Clarification: separating children's picture books
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:33:49 CST

Recently I asked you how you classified your picture
books, the ones "meant for older children"...I was
trying to be so careful that I really didn't explain
very well what I needed.

The situation was this: a patron complained about the
book "Meet the Monsters" by Jane Yolen -- she or her
10-year-old had checked it out and taken it home but
the 2-year-old saw it or was read it or something, and
then had nightmares. (The mother didn't talk to me,
but rather someone else on staff).  The mother wants
this book removed from the "Easy" (picture book) bins.
 It's been suggested that I remove all "scary" books
to a separate section...

Our current divisions in the children's room are Board
Books, Easy, Easy Non-fiction, Easy Readers, and
junior fiction.

Has anyone separated out "scary" books (not on
content, but on pictures)? 

The person who suggested I separate "scary" books was
not concerned about content, such as Smoky Night or
Don't Hit Me Again, Mama or She's Wearing A Dead Bird
on her Head--but concerned about pictures that would
scare a small child.

What do you do in your library?

Thanks to those who responded to my earlier query,and
to those who reply to this one.

=====
Jill Heffner
Youth Services
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Hwy 101
Lincoln City, Oregon  97367
541 996 2277  Fax: 541 996 1262
jillh1018@yahoo.com

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From: oneil <oneil@asbank.com>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: Help me with Geography- Please
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:34:04 CST

The U.S. Geological Survey has a series of outreach materials for
education purposes.  The materials cover a wide age range.  Some of the
materials cover geography, mapping, water, geology and etc..  The
website to go to would be (I think) www.usgs.gov or just type in a
search for U. S. Geological Survey.  Also, there is a interesting series
for teachers called "wetmap"-concerning wetland topics.  You can call
337-266-8500 and ask for Larry Handley, who is the originator of the
wetmap education series or go to a website that has wetmap teaching
materials, contact info and other descriptive info about the wetmaps
materials.  Call Larry and he will give you the website address-it is a
very interesting educational series for educators of geography related
skills.

Pat

Jacob Harris wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> I'm sure someone out there has done a geography program for kids.  If
> any of you have info. about great geography web sites, games, or other
> interesting resources (other than an atlas) please e-mail them to me.
> I've found a few games from Kidsdomain.com.  The age is 3yrs - 6th
> grade.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jacob
> Jacobh@mail.orion.org

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From: Christina Tribe <christina_tribe@telus.net>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: Help me with Geography- Please
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:34:23 CST

Hi Jacob-

A few years ago the tv program "Where in the World is Carmen SanDiego?"
was very popular where I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada.  There are
websites/ cdroms/ etc. about the program.  It was a fun game show style
geography contest that "turned geography into a detective chase".  It may
suit your needs.

check out:
http://www.foxfamilychannel.com/kids/4radf001.htm
http://cdaccess.com/html/quick/carworlddo.htm
http://www.mobygames.com/game/sheet/gameId%3D163

good luck
Christina


Jacob Harris wrote:

> Hello All,
>
> I'm sure someone out there has done a geography program for kids.  If
> any of you have info. about great geography web sites, games, or other
> interesting resources (other than an atlas) please e-mail them to me.
> I've found a few games from Kidsdomain.com.  The age is 3yrs - 6th
> grade.
> Thanks in advance.
> Jacob
> Jacobh@mail.orion.org

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From: "Liz Maggio" <liz@palos-verdes.lib.ca.us>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: toddler storytime
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:34:38 CST

Hi everyone--I recently posted a question regarding toddler storytime
procedures, and I have compiled ALL the responses I received.  The many
suggestions are much appreciated, and give us much to think about in our
department.  Someone on this list emailed me to see what results I have
gotten on this question.  However, with the magic of email, I deleted this
person's question and address!  If anyone is interested in seeing my
results, please email me at liz@palos-verdes.lib.ca.us.  Thanks!
Liz Maggio
Palos Verdes Library District

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From: "Don Wood" <dwood@ala.org>
Subject: Children*s Internet Protection Act and the Neighborhood
Children*s Internet Protection Act
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 13:34:57 CST

Disregarding the recommendations of its own Commission on Online Child
Protection, Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
and the Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection Act (NCIPA) [both
attached to Labor HHS Education Appropriations Bill (HR 4577)] on December
15, 2000.

Information on CIPA and NCIPA can be found at
http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/news_inf.html#istook

For a summary of CIPA and NCIPA, see Summary: Children's Internet Protection
Act and Neighborhood Children's Internet Protection Act (PDF) at
http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/cipancipasummary.pdf




_________

Don Wood
Program Officer/Communications
American Library Association
Office for Intellectual Freedom
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
1-800-545-2433, ext. 4225
Fax: 312-280-4227
dwood@ala.org
http://www.ala.org/alaorg/oif/index.html
intellectual freedom @ your library

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From: "Karen Gardner" <kgardner@and.lib.in.us>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: storyteller's list
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 22:00:58 CST

Fellow PUBYACers,

A good while back someone told of a storyteller's listserv.  I was on it
for awhile, but a glitch in our e-mail system threw all of my information
out!

Does anyone know of a good list?

Thanks

Karen Gardner
Anderson Public Library
Anderson, IN  46016
kgardner@and.lib.in.us

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From: Jennifer Baker <jbaker93711@yahoo.com>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: Clarification: separating children's picture books
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 22:01:24 CST

Exactly what sort of criteria would you use to
determine whether a picture was "scary?" Just
monsters? witches? wolves? snakes? When I was a child
"Where the Wild Things Are" creeped me out and I had a
younger cousin who was terrified by the witch from the
movie "Snow White" not to mention the trees!

In my opinion the illustrations from "Meet the
Monsters" aren't even that bad. Some of them could
even be described as cartoonish--Frankenstein looks
friendly if you ask me.

BEWARE THE SLIPPERY SLOPE!

In answer to your previous question, we shelve this
book and others like it in our "In-Between" section
which also includes wordy picture books, picture books
for more mature readers and easy chapter books like
Cam Jansen & the Bailey School Kids.

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From: "GCPL Childrens Room" <gcplcr@lilrc.org>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Re: Clarification: separating children's picture books
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 22:01:44 CST

I wish you luck on this one - it's hard to tell what might scare a small
child!  And some of them love being scared.  Many of our storytime kids
think that all books with a Halloween label (picture of a witch) are scary
and comb the shelves for them.
-----Original Message-----
From: jill heffner <jillh1018@yahoo.com>
To: pubyac <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Date: Monday, January 08, 2001 2:59 PM
Subject: Clarification: separating children's picture books


>Recently I asked you how you classified your picture
>books, the ones "meant for older children"...I was
>trying to be so careful that I really didn't explain
>very well what I needed.
>
>The situation was this: a patron complained about the
>book "Meet the Monsters" by Jane Yolen -- she or her
>10-year-old had checked it out and taken it home but
>the 2-year-old saw it or was read it or something, and
>then had nightmares. (The mother didn't talk to me,
>but rather someone else on staff).  The mother wants
>this book removed from the "Easy" (picture book) bins.
> It's been suggested that I remove all "scary" books
>to a separate section...
>
>Our current divisions in the children's room are Board
>Books, Easy, Easy Non-fiction, Easy Readers, and
>junior fiction.
>
>Has anyone separated out "scary" books (not on
>content, but on pictures)?
>
>The person who suggested I separate "scary" books was
>not concerned about content, such as Smoky Night or
>Don't Hit Me Again, Mama or She's Wearing A Dead Bird
>on her Head--but concerned about pictures that would
>scare a small child.
>
>What do you do in your library?
>
>Thanks to those who responded to my earlier query,and
>to those who reply to this one.
>
>=====
>Jill Heffner
>Youth Services
>Driftwood Public Library
>801 SW Hwy 101
>Lincoln City, Oregon  97367
>541 996 2277  Fax: 541 996 1262
>jillh1018@yahoo.com

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From: "andrea " <juvserv@dialup.customnet.com>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Books about Countries
Date: Mon,  8 Jan 2001 22:01:59 CST

Help!!

With the usual budget restrictions, I have fallen sorely behind in updating
my 900's. 

I'm sure we all have books about countries (ie Germany, Nigeria, Canada,
Argentina, etc.) but I am specifically looking for a series.  It would be
super fantastic if someone who is familiar with the Maine SCOOP agreement
could suggest a series available through one of the involved distributers
(Baker & Taylor, Ingram and BroDart, most notably).  The target age range is
5-8th grade.

I'm sorry to be so picky.  It's really hard to find a series that is easy to
use through a catalog--if all the advertising was true, there would be no
such thing as a bad or hard to use book.  That's where PUBYAC pulls through!
Thanks so much in advance.

By the way, I still haven't found large dice--I'm sure some will pop up
somewhere!  Thanks for all the suggestions.

Andrea Terry
juvserv@customnet.com

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