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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: Friday, January 02, 2004 11:01 PM
Subject: PUBYAC digest 1303

    PUBYAC Digest 1303

Topics covered in this issue include:

  1) Mother-Daughter Book Club Suggestions
by "M. Mills" <mmills@leaguecitylibrary.org>
  2) Re: PUBYAC Archives
by "Kim Flores" <kimf@mail.sgcl.org>
  3) Re: PUBYAC: A Freudian interpretation of the Cat in the Hat...
by REALITY115@aol.com
  4) Postcards
by <laanders@bellsouth.net>
  5) STUMPER: Teacher "Brainwashing" Students
by "Reisen, Laurel" <ReisenLR@co.rowan.nc.us>
  6) Anti-Valentine display
by "Mallette, Michelle" <MSMallette@city.surrey.bc.ca>
  7) Library card restrictions
by "Eifert, Ellen" <EEifer@camden.lib.nj.us>

From: "M. Mills" <mmills@leaguecitylibrary.org>
To: jpdukes@peachtree-city.org
Subject: Mother-Daughter Book Club Suggestions
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Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:01:55 CST

Here are a few suggestions:

Junebug or Junebug and the Reverend by Alice Mead
Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo (Winner of 2000 Carnegie Medal)
Let My People Go by Patricia & Fredrick McKissack (Bible Stories Told by a
Freeman of Color)

Hope they help you...Mary

From: "Kim Flores" <kimf@mail.sgcl.org>
To: PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults and Children
Subject: Re: PUBYAC Archives
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Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:02:09 CST

I can't remember how to access the archives.  Is it in the info.
one gets when signing up originally?

[Moderator:  You go to the PUBYAC website at www.pallasinc.com/pubyac and
click on the button on the left-hand side that says Archives.  This brings
you to a page where you can choose which year to search.  Click on the year
you want, which will bring you to a search page with instructions on how to
formulate your search.  When you get into each digest, you should use the
Find on your browser to get closer to the specific message you
eed.  --Shannon]

From: REALITY115@aol.com
To: wjones98@hotmail.com, pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: PUBYAC: A Freudian interpretation of the Cat in the Hat...
Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:02:23 CST

I thank god I didn't know about Freud, oedipal complexes, Christian fish
symbols of reason & morality, id, ego, etc., when I was a kid.  I would
never have
enjoyed Seuss' works!  I'm not so sure I want to know about them now.  I
continue to enjoy Seuss' books until I find something so bad that I think
it's inappropriate to read - to myself or the children.  That was just too
Thanks for sharing though, Wanda.

From: <laanders@bellsouth.net>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Postcards
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Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:02:38 CST

Hi everyone!  I hope you had a good holiday.

Thanks so much for all of the postcards you've sent.  We have received cards
from 39 states!  They will make a great display for our summer reading
program this year, "Book It Across America."

We do not yet have cards from the following states: Connecticut, Georgia,
Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
South Dakota, and Washington.  If you have time and could send a card, we
would really appreciate it. I will send you one from Nashville.

Linda Anderson
Nashville Public Library
Hermitage Branch
3700 James Kay Lane
Hermitage, TN 37076

From: "Reisen, Laurel" <ReisenLR@co.rowan.nc.us>
To: <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: STUMPER: Teacher "Brainwashing" Students
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Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:02:51 CST

Hello and Happy New Year to this oh so intelligent bunch!

I am starting my new year with a stumper!
My patron is searching for a book with the following plot:
A substitute teacher replaces a teacher in a classroom and begins to =
"brainwash" the students.  One such instance is when the students salute =
the flag.  The teacher convinces them to cut the flag instead.  This =
way, everyone would have a piece of it.  She also encourages the =
students to pray in school.  The main character is quite smart and sees =
right through the teacher's brainwash attempts.

My patron thought this title is timely with the PATRIOT Act and believes =
that the title was published in the 1990s and contains 3 simple words. =20

I have checked A to Zoo and Novelist.

Please respond off list at reisenlr@co.rowan.nc.us


Laurel Reisen
Children's Services Supervisor
Rowan Public Library
201 West Fisher Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

From: "Mallette, Michelle" <MSMallette@city.surrey.bc.ca>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org, tagad-l@topica.com
Subject: Anti-Valentine display
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Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:03:04 CST

Good day all!
Apologies for cross-posting to two lists.
I'm planning a bulletin board display for my teen area for Valentine's Day.
I recall something last year about a display of anti-valentines, for those
who are broken-hearted or happily alone or hate the holiday .... but of
course, I can't find it in my folders so perhaps I did not keep it.
Does anyone have a suggestion?
So far I have:
Heartless Holiday
Valentine Reading for the Rest of Us

pretty yucky I know.
Any help appreciated, and will post a list of suggestions if there's
Best wishes for a peaceful and joyous 2004 to all

Michelle Mallette
Youth Services Librarian
Strawberry Hill Library
Surrey Public Library
voice: 604-501-5844
fax: 604-501-5846
e-mail: msmallette@city.surrey.bc.ca

From: "Eifert, Ellen" <EEifer@camden.lib.nj.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Library card restrictions
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Date: Fri,  2 Jan 2004 21:03:20 CST

Hi and Happy New Year!  Restriction questions have come up in my library
system and I would appreciate any feedback from the list.  Do any other
libraries place restrictions on children's/minor's cards at the
parent's/guardian's request as to topic (i.e. no wicca materials to check
out to the minor) or format of materials (i.e. no dvds or cds to check out
to the minor). If so, how do you handle the restrictions?

Our discussion has been a split between wanting to provide information to
everyone vs. parents putting us in the role of "parents" by making it our
job to tell kids at the circulation desk that they cannot check out certain

Thanks for your help!  Ellen

Ellen Eifert
Department Head, Children's Services
Voorhees Regional Branch
Camden County Library
203 Laurel Road, Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Phone: 856-772-1636 x3360
E-mail: eeifer@camden.lib.nj.us
Web: http://www.camdencountylibrary.org 


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