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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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Getting ready for first day of school. Getting ready for new student orientation. Wall tattoo. Spider plant waiting for the sun. Our new wall tattoo from Liz Wong. Pride 2017 kick-off party decoration. Thank you Eliza C. We're going live! Woot, woot! We have a new heavy-duty electric stapler (up to 45 pages). LGBTQ+ Visibility Project is up. Go see it in the lobby.