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Picture Book Overflow

At this time of the year our picture book collection just can’t handle the deluge of books that come in from classrooms and kids’ homes. So, what’s a library to do? In our case it’s called “overflow.” It’s a special

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Colors: How to Pick Them

Sometimes it’s kind of hard picking or choosing colors for a website, a picture book, a poster, or an assignment that requires a lot of visuals. There are a number of online tools to help you make decisions that lead

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Todd Parr: Author Visit

Todd Parr, author of It’s Okay To Be Different, Underwear Do’s and Don’ts, and his newest, The Thankful Book, came to visit the 5/6s last week. Todd read aloud, drew a picture of a princess (complete with polka-dot underwear), and led

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iBooks Author

This is just out from Apple, and yes we like iBooks Author because it’s so jolly easy to use. It’s designed for textbook writers, but we can see tons of potential for early childhood, special education, bilingual… gosh the list

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An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards

The Children’s Literary Salon at the Children’s Center at 42nd Street is pleased to announce “An Afternoon with the Ezra Jack Keats Awards,” on Saturday, April 2nd at 2:00 p.m. New York Public Library Children’s Center at 42nd Street Room

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Making Picture Books

Something we see a lot of in the library are handmade picture books, nearly always as part of a thesis. They are often inserted without page numbering in the middle of a thesis, and are usually made on MS Word

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Happy New Year! Here is a snapshot of Morningside Park during these cold and snowy days. The Library is now on its regular semester schedule! But don’t forget, we are closed, Monday, January 15th, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Taylor. Happy Winter! Bank Street Library wishes everyone a wondrous winter. Pass the time by reading a magnificent book! Remember: Bank Street closes at 5:00 pm on December 22, and remains closed until January 2nd, when we resume our normal semester hours (8:30 AM to 9:45 PM, M-Th, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, F, and 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sat.) #winterreading #winterbreak @bankstreetlibrary In December, Bank Street Library highlights our Early Readers and Series Book collections. Come and check out the display. #youcancheckoutthesebooks #readatanyage @bankstreetlibrary December 1st is World AIDS Day. Transparency, Accountability, and Partnership. @bankstreetlibrary #worldsaidsday2017 #awareness Happy Thanksgiving from the Bank Street Library! Remember on Wednesday 11/22 the library is open 9am-5pm. We are closed Thursday 11/23, Friday 11/24, and Saturday 11/24. We are always closed on Sunday. We will resume our normal schedule on Monday, 11/27. Have a great break everyone! #bankstreetlibrary #bankstreet #celebrate #happythanksgiving Thank you to all our veterans on this #veteransday. The book, Poppy Lady: Moina Belle Michael and Her Tribute to Veterans is by Barbara Elizabeth Walsh. Need a quiet place to study on a Saturday? Come to the Bank Street Library. We are open 10-5 today. #bankstreet #quietstudyspace New month, new display. Come take a look at our picture book/family stories display for November. Remember, if you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk! #picturebooks #bankstreetlibrary #bankstreetcollege @lauranumeroff