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FEAST-Library Salon Event: Part 2

Last Thursday (June 18, 2015) Bank Street graduate students, parents, faculty, and children were treated to an evening of South Indian Carnatic drumming and storytelling. This salon was a FEAST/Library collaborative event organized by Bank Street Graduate School faculty member

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Wave Hill

Last Friday many librarians and support staff joined the first ever, all inclusive, retreat at Wave Hill, Riverdale. Like this huge tree at Wave Hill, Bank Street has a long history (nearly 100 years) and many branches, but like this

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“Inside the ABC of It” – A Series of Three Panel Discussions

The inimitable Leonard Marcus curated the acclaimed main exhibition currently on at the NYPL, ‘The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.’ It’s brilliant. This fall, Leonard is coming to Bank Street College of Education to host three lively panel

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The Exquisite Corpse Adventure

This post is from our Children’s Librarian, Lisa Von Drasek. The Exquisite Corpse Adventure is a project of The Center for the Book and The National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance. Have you ever heard of an Exquisite Corpse? It’s

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Donate Blood Now…

Have you thought about donating blood? Apparently summer is the time when blood donations are needed more than ever. With this in mind Bank Street staff have organized a blood mobile to be in front of the college (610 West

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The New Books Are Here: Shelving Party

Dear Bank Street Community: The new books are here! As many of you are aware the flood had damaged over 30,000 books in the children’s library collection.  Our team has been hard at work creating replacement orders and going through

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Law & Order SVU

Lights! Camera! Action! You may have heard these words two weeks ago (March 3rd) when the cast and crew of Law & Order SVU took over parts of the library on the 5th floor. What’s so special you may ask

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Elementary students begin process of identifying final contenders for the Irma Black Award. Results to be announced last week of February. Sign up your 1st grade classes now to select the Final winner. Go to Center for children’s literature website to register your classes.
Looking forward to our next #BankStreetLibrarySalon about our @bank.street "Treasures from the #archives" on Friday. Meanwhile, here's another 8x10 that we're hoping looks familiar to someone. Who's who? To register for the salon: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/treasures-from-the-archives-tickets-54547313483
Author/illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh will be the key note speaker at Bankstreet March 9 “Diverse Voices in Latinex Children’s Literature” conference. Sign up on Center for Children’s Literature website
Of 13,000 #photos in the @bankstreetlibrary #archives, most are filed by era or event. Many have a photographer’s stamp. A challenge for the #archivist is finding that some don’t have any description of the people photographed! Can the @bankstreetschoolforchildren community help with who’s who in this photo? To see “Treasures from the Archives” and Bank Street #history, be at the 1/25 #BankStreetLibrarySalon
We love this new book by Mac Barnett for obvious reasons!
Congratulations to our 7th grade mock Printz winner!
Join us for Library Salon #19: Treasures from the Archive. @bankstreetlibrary will be showcasing interesting artifacts, letters, and cool trivia about Bank Street history. January 25th from 5:30-7:00 PM. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/treasures-from-the-archives-tickets-54547313483 @bank.street @bankstreetschoolforchildren @bankstreetbooks #historyandarchives
More mock Newbery book trailers!
Enjoying the book trailers put together by students in preparation for mock Newberry voting at Bank Street.