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From: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults & Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
To: "PUBYAC: PUBlic librarians serving Young Adults & Children" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 18:10:09 CST
Subject: PUBYAC digest 36

PUBYAC Digest 36

Topics covered in this issue include:

1) RE: Shelving of Picture Books
by "Look, Lin" <llook@city.newport-beach.ca.us>
2) RE: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
by Melody Allen <melodyan@lori.state.ri.us>
3) Re: CDs versus audiocassettes
by jandersen@carmel.lib.in.us (Jennifer Andersen)
4) Re: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
by "Paul Christopherson" <paulcya@hotmail.com>
5) Re: Children's Software for WindowsNT
by "Mary Johnson (amk)" <mjohnson@wlsmail.wls.lib.ny.us>
6) Web Camps
by "Paul Christopherson" <paulcya@hotmail.com>
7) More on Harry Potter kits
by "Spector, Maya" <maya_spector@city.palo-alto.ca.us>
8) Re: Teens Hanging Out
by Jill Patterson <jpatterson@ci.glendora.ca.us>
9) RE: Teens Hanging Out
by Laura Whaley <WHALEYL@santacruzpl.org>
10) RE: Teens Hanging Out
by Su Epstein <SuE@gfacademy.org>
11) Re: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
by "linda allen" <lindaallen@hotmail.com>
12) discipline issues--help (long)
by "Maire Thompson" <mczt@hotmail.com>
13) Pyramid of the Sun
by "F. Brautigam" <fbrautig@nslsilus.ORG>
14) Re: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
by "Dale Buck" <DBUCK@cml.lib.oh.us>
15) Re: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
by Bonnie Warren <bonnielw@lincc.lib.or.us>
16) Re: Harry Potter Activity Kit
by Michael Crosby <mdcrosby@earthlink.net>
17) Re: [Harry Potter Activity Kit]
by Adele Boeske <aboeske@netscape.net>
18) Re: National TV-Turnoof Week
by Kathyrn Prestidge <kprestid@owls.lib.wi.us>
19) RE: Teens Hanging Out
by "Burton, Mel" <mburton@plcmc.lib.nc.us>
20) Re: CDs versus audiocassettes
by Pam Henley <phenley@mtlib.org>
21) Spanish language encyclopedia
by Valerie Talbert <talbert@bcl.wccls.lib.or.us>
22) Young Adult position posting
by Becky Guttstein <guttstbe@oplin.lib.oh.us>
23) Stumper: CHild gives Mom a hug as Birthday gift
by Meaghan Battle <battleme@metronet.lib.mi.us>
24) stumper
by "Audra D. Osorio, Washington Twsp. Free Public Library" <OSORIO@main.morris.org>
25) Stumper: Barber shop
by Jan Wall <janw@norby.latah.lib.id.us>
26) storytelling at Midwinter
by Mary Ann Gilpatrick <magilpat@walnet.walla-walla.wa.us>
27) Turn of the Century Fiction
by annelmay@mailserver.franklintwp.org
28) Stumper Answer: Liar and Leprechaun
by Theresa Inman <tinman@mail.mind.net>
29) WEBSITES; State Children's Book Awards Info (LONG)
by Melissa Zymboly Depper <mzdepper@earthlink.net>

From: "Look, Lin" <llook@city.newport-beach.ca.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Shelving of Picture Books
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:24:51 CST

Excuse me if I've gotten this wrong, but wouldn't your books be even MORE
out of order if you shelved it by first initial? Then Stevenson, Sharmat,
Seuss and Spier would all be mixed together, as opposed to just Stevenson,
Steig, and Stewart being mixed together.

Lin (a fan of shelving PBs by authors entire last name)

Hi Kelley, We used to shelve the books by the first three letters
of the
> authors last name. It was a nightmare to find a book, as they were never
> in
> order. I bought the big bright colored letters from Highsmith and put the
> first letter of the author's last name on the spine. They are shelved
> togther that way, and it is much easier to see when a book is out of
> place. Now we have only to look through one letter shelf/section for a
> book. And let's face it, a three year old can't read a sign that tells
> him
> not to reshelve the books, and most parents don't pay any attention
> either!
> Hope this helps.
> lorie

From: Melody Allen <melodyan@lori.state.ri.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:32:10 CST

Here in RI, the most basic and most effective cooperation is having the =
schools allow librarians to go school visiting to talk up the Summer =
Reading Program. Some schools also provide pizza lunch parties in =
September for those who completed the program or read off the names at =
an assembly. Also some schools have placed their beginning readers on =
deposit at the public library for the summer as that seems to be the =
area of the collection with the heaviest demand. Just a few simple =

Melody Allen

From: jandersen@carmel.lib.in.us (Jennifer Andersen)
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: CDs versus audiocassettes
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:33:52 CST


We have both cassette and cds in our circulating collection. The cds by
far circulate the most. Recorded Books recently added Books on CD as a new
format because (this is from our Rep.) car manufacturers "prefer" to put cd
players in their new cars. From what I understand, car manufacturers only
offer cassette players because so many people listen to Books on Tape.

In terms of storage, they are just as easy. The biggest problem is the
shelf life of the cd is not always as long as a cassette, especially if
little fingers are the ones putting the cd in the player!

Good luck!

|"We're fortunate you know.
Jennifer L. Andersen |Too many people in this
Children's Services Librarian |world spend their lives
Carmel Clay Public Library |doing work that doesn't
55 4th AVE SE |really matter in the great
Carmel, IN 46032 |scheme of things. But
317-844-3363 or 814-3917 |bringing children and books
jandersen@carmel.lib.in.us |together does matter. And
|we get to do it."
| --Katherine Paterson

From: "Paul Christopherson" <paulcya@hotmail.com>
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:35:34 CST


Try any of these:

Build relationships with the media specialists in the school district using
phone, letters/e-mail, and possibly one personal visit a year.

Offer to put books on hold, find information and coordinate school
assignments. Offer to serve them in any way.

Attend the primary or/secondary media specialists meetings. Usually they
meet once a month.

Develop a nice looking brochure that tells about the summer reading program
that can be circulated by April 30.

Offer to come into the classroom and give booktalks and tell about the
Summer Reading Program. Buildings relationships with schools takes a long
time. I have been working on this for three years and we are just beginning
to build the trust level. Be patient. Your approach is always with the
attitude to serve.

Paul Christopherson
Young Adult Librarian
Millard Branch Library

From: "Mary Johnson (amk)" <mjohnson@wlsmail.wls.lib.ny.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: Children's Software for WindowsNT
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:37:23 CST

Martha, I was glad you got knowledgeable help, for I couldn't help you
directly - however, I did want to mention a posible software solution.
As a Mac fan, I thought it was too bad you had to scrap your old
machines. Depending on how old they are, you might be able to install
software called PC MacLan. It allows you to incorporate Macintoshes to PC
networks, and there's a version that works with Windows NT. The price I
saw (in MacMall catalog) was approximately $160. If your machines are
new and powerful enough to utilize this software, it could save you some
trouble and money. Just an idea ...

Mary Johnson, YA librarian, North Castle Library, Armonk, NY

From: "Paul Christopherson" <paulcya@hotmail.com>
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Subject: Web Camps
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Hi Everyone,

In the web page for school age programming workshop that was posted by
Patrick Jones last month there was a very extensive list of possible Young
Adult programming that was organized according to the Dewey Decimal system.
The site is: http://sparc.hpl.lib.tx.us/youth/programs99.html One of the
programs listed caught my eye. It was web camps. This is also a program that
we have discussed among the Young Adult librarians in the Omaha Public
Library system in Nebraska. But we seem to be lacking the information that
we need. I also think it is important to offer teenagers new programming, if
possible, for the summer reading program in June and July. I think the web
camp program is certainly a possibility. Does anyone know what a web camp
is, how to set one up, how to administer it, basic rules, how long, pros and
cons of your experience, and so forth. Your input would be greatly
appreciated. Thanks ahead of time!

Paul Christopherson
Young Adult Librarian
Millard Branch Library
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From: "Spector, Maya" <maya_spector@city.palo-alto.ca.us>
To: "'PUBYAC@prairienet.org'" <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: More on Harry Potter kits
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:40:55 CST

Thanks to those of you who repsonded about the kit I never received. I
called Scholastic and discovered that they had run out and had to reprint.
They must have gotten tons of requests. They're sending out batches every
two weeks. So, hopefully, we'll get the ones we asked for in the near

Maya Spector
Palo Alto Children's Library

From: Jill Patterson <jpatterson@ci.glendora.ca.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: Teens Hanging Out
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:42:39 CST

Our policy--for all patrons--is that if they engage in disruptive behavior,
which include loud conversation, i they are told to leave the library for
the day. We may or may not give a warning, depending on the patron and
their behavior. We will escalate the amount of time that we suspend
patrons from using the library if the behavior is really egregious or if
the same patrons continues their disruptive behavior. Generally, we
escalate from 1 day to 1 week to 1 month. In one case (violation of AOL
guidelines which permanently lost the library access to AOL), the two
people were suspended for 6 months and letters sent home to their parents.
One time, an adult patron had a physical confrontation with another and he
was suspended for 1 month. We NEVER give 3 warnings--we are not dealing
with toddlers here, but with people old enough to know what the appropriate
behavior in a library is.

If your group is coming there out of boredom and a need for "their own
space", maybe getting them involved in some activity would help. Good

Jill Patterson jpatterson@ci.glendora.ca.us
Glendora Public Library 140 S. Glendora Ave. Glendora, CA 91741
Tel: 626/852-4896 FAX: 626/852-4899

From: Laura Whaley <WHALEYL@santacruzpl.org>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Teens Hanging Out
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:44:34 CST

When I first developed out teen area (and the first month of the schoolyear
ever since) we also had a group claim it as their own. To complicate the
issue the only place for the photocopier is in that room and the microfilm
reader! After playing babysitter for a month or so my supervisor said
ENOUGH! do something. SO I wrote a fairly humerous rules of the library
titled "To Be Used To Avoid Mean Mrs. Poole" our branch manager's nickname.
In it I stressed that they were welcome in the library and had the same
rights and responsibilities as all other patrons but that the library was
not a clubhouse and that if they wanted to just chat and play around they
could do that outside.I went over the rules with them to answer questions
and to give them examples of unappropriate behaviors their group was
displaying, during the whole talk I stressed over and over that they were
welcome if they were using the library in a "library-like" manner but not if
they're were preventing others from using the resources by being a nuisance.
As to vandalism, I told them about what had been happening and since their
group were the primary users of the area they were going to take the blame
for any vandalism or theft, guilt by association! This they didn't like but
the graffitti stopped, the hiding of particular books stopped, and they
behavior improved immensely. Two of the girls actually participated in the
school's community service program by voluntering at the branch. I guess
what I'm trying to say in this ramble is that I treated them like adults and
explained to them and discussed with them what we expected their behavior to
be while in the library. No yelling, no "I call your parents, school, or the
police" just "I know you're smarter than you're acting...." Fortunately we
are a small branch library. Hope it all works out.

Boulder Creek Branch Library

From: Su Epstein <SuE@gfacademy.org>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Teens Hanging Out
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:46:11 CST

One observation from being in a school library - I think you need to be
there with them - in the room. Planned activities are fine or become
part of the discussions that are taking place.
I'd also suggest posting the "rules" clearly and visible - reference
the rules and use them.
good luck!
Su Epstein
Director of Library Services
Greens Farms Academy
Greens Farms, CT

From: "linda allen" <lindaallen@hotmail.com>
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:48:09 CST

In the library systen where I work, Sno-Isle in WA, the children's
librarians and children's liasons visit all the elementary schools both
public and private in the area and try to schedule visits with all the
classes to promote summer reading. It is tiring but a lot of fun and
generates a great deal of excitment with the kids.

From: "Maire Thompson" <mczt@hotmail.com>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: discipline issues--help (long)
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Hi Everyone,

I am hoping the amazing collective wisdom I have witnessed coming from this
listserv can help me out.

I work in a small (make that very small) neighbourhood branch that is part
of a large urban public library.

There are two elementary schools in the area from which upwards of 30 kids
pour into our library every day. This small building fills up fast. The
noise level, not to mention the backtalk, disrespect, fighting, and other
discipline issues, is unbearable. The lack of community centre programmes
(which is really what they need it seems) is also an issue. As a result of
the daily flood of school aged kids, many neighbourhood folk avoid the
library at that time of day and I suspect they actually avoid it other times
too, afraid of getting caught in the after-school melee.

Our problem is that nothing seems to be making a dent in the noise and
behaviour issues, or impacting the behaviour of the kids who come here day
after day. We have rules that all the kids know about and we have sent out
a letter to the parents at one of the schools which basically asked for
their cooperation in solving this community problem. One school feels that
this is the library's problem to solve and are not amenable to a cooperative
effort on this issue. The other school is willing to help but we have found
that not many of their students regularly come to the branch or contribute
to the bulk of the problems.

Everyday we have to ask many of the same students to leave for the day. Most
of the kids from one school do not live in the area and stay in the branch
everyday until their parents come to get them (between 5:00-6:00 most
often). Plus, we are getting some backlash from parents who don't want their
children (who have been asked to leave) hanging outside of the library when
it is dark out.

Essentially, the library has turned into a free after-school care program
for these kids and we don't want that. The kids do little if any school
work or research or reading while they are here. It seems not very many
are interested in activities, book clubs, etc. We are committed to making
this a welcoming neighbourhood library.

This entire explanation/description has a purpose. I am asking for your
help in finding workable, tested, solutions that maybe some of you have
applied in your libraries. We aren't necessarily looking to make it an
absolutely quiet library--if we did, it would probably be empty really
quickly. (maybe we have to go to absolute extremes at first in order to
restore/create a balance???)

Recently, there has been a brief respite from major problems--ever since we
told the students that a 30 day expulsion would be given to chronic

Any suggestions on how to reduce the noise, engender respect from the kids,
and keep the library a positive place for them to be?

Please e-mail me directly:

Thanking you in advance

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From: "F. Brautigam" <fbrautig@nslsilus.ORG>
To: pubyac <PUBYAC@prairienet.org>
Subject: Pyramid of the Sun
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:51:29 CST

We have received a reconsideration form regarding Pyramid of the Sun,
Pyramid of the Moon by Leonard Everett Fisher. The patron says the book
incorrectly ascribes the development of Teotihuacan to the Toltecs and is
based on old research that was refuted @1960. There is no bibliography
and there are no footnotes, so it's hard to say what it is really based
on. The research we have done has turned up very detailed information
with very few generalizations, so comparing a very brief book to it is
very difficult. It would appear to me that the book has simplified
(perhaps oversimplified) a very complex history.

Has anyone else looked into the accuracy of this title? Does anyone have
an academic background that would lend expertise in evaluating it?
Please send any replies directly to me and I'll summarize for the list.

Faith Brautigam
Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL 60120
E Mail: fbrautig@nslsilus.org Phone: 847-742-2411 Fax: 847-742-0485

From: "Dale Buck" <DBUCK@cml.lib.oh.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
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We have had great success in going to the elementary schools in May, during one of their all-school assemblies. We put together a short skit or puppet skit promoting a book that has to do with the theme. Then we tell the kids how the program works. Be sure to take along examples of the incentives and really Ham It Up!

If whole school assemblies couldn't be done, then why not offer to come to individual classrooms (or during their library time) and share a book and SRC information. Many teachers welcome this "diversion" towards the end of the year.

Dale Buck
Youth Services
Southwest Public Libraries

>>> Georgi Sandgren <ivylane3@yahoo.com> 01/06 9:32 PM >>>
This year, our public library is hoping to work more
closely with our school district in promoting and
implementing our summer reading program. At the
present time there is no interaction, other than an
SRC poster being placed in each school.

If any of you have any success stories on such
cooperation, or tips or cautions, I would really
appreciate hearing from you. Of course, we have to
start small, but I'm looking forward to your input.


Georgi Sandgren
Children's Librarian
East Islip Public Library
381 East Main Street
East Islip, New York 11730-2896
631-581-9200 ext. 6
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From: Bonnie Warren <bonnielw@lincc.lib.or.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: School/Public Libraries SRC cooperation
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:55:49 CST

We contact the school librarian (start early, March at the latest) and
have her make arrangements with teachers (K-4th) to visit classrooms,
tell a story and promote summer reading. It takes a lot of work and is
time consuming as we'll spend one day at a school but it is worthwhile.
Teachers have generally been cooperative as it gives them a 30-minute
break during the day. We do this about three weeks before school lets
out so kids will remember, have flyers ready to pass out that lists a
schedule of all activities. Just be persistent. It took us about 4
years to get this going and now we are expected at our neighborhood
schools each year.

From: Michael Crosby <mdcrosby@earthlink.net>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: Harry Potter Activity Kit
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:57:35 CST

The same thing happened to me. I think it gets lost in the shuffle. I tried it
again and I got the kit. Try again.

Michael Crosby
La Canada Public Library

"Spector, Maya" wrote:

> Months ago I sent away to Scholastic for the Harry Potter Kit, and I've
> never received it or any response. Has anyone else had better luck?
> Unfortunately, I've lost the contact information. If you have the name and
> address for the Scholastic person in charge, would you let me know? Thanks.
> Maya Spector
> Palo Alto Children's Library
> maya_spector@city.palo-alto.ca.us

From: Adele Boeske <aboeske@netscape.net>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: [Harry Potter Activity Kit]
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 16:59:18 CST

Hello Maya

You can send your request to:

Harry Potter Activity Kit Offer
Attn: Sonya Bundridge
Scholastic, Inc.
555 Broadway
New York, NY 10012-3999

Include a self-addressed adhesive label.

I just sent my request today, so I don't know if I'll be receiving my kit.
They must have an enormous amount of requests and I bet some of them get
misplaced. Let's hope we have better luck!

Adele Boeske
Head of Children's Services
Derry Public Library
64 East Broadway
Derry NH 03038

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From: Kathyrn Prestidge <kprestid@owls.lib.wi.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: National TV-Turnoof Week
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:01:07 CST

We have done a successful family program for Turn Off the Tube week for 4 or 5
years now. We have a pledge for family members to sign with suggestions for
things to do instead of watching TV. We give them a pin to wear during the
week and a pass to the Municipal Swimming Pool. A couple of years we made
packets of word games and simple craft directions to give to each child.
Sometimes we have arranged with a local bowling alley to let people with a Turn
Off the Tube Pin to bowl for $1 on a particular day. We have also arranged to
have evening activities at the library such as a sing along with a volunteer
who plays guitar. On the last day we have a Survivor's Bedtime Stories
program. "Survivors" are asked to come in PJ's or Sweats to listen to
storytelling (by yours truly), a trivia game and milk and cookies. With busy
schedules, especially during the school year, we no longer offer evening
programs during the week, but we have maintained the Bedtime Stories. One year
we did it after hours and gave a "behind the scenes" tour of the library.
People loved that! I put puppets in the staff chairs and hid the makings for
refreshments (paper plates, cups, crackers, milk, juice, etc) in various places
in the library. We even went into the furnace room.

In the past two years we have done more visual promotion in the library.
Each person gets a paper flower with their name to put on our big bulletin
board, then they receive a sheet of green paper with leaf shapes. They are
asked to write the non-TV activities on the leaves and add them to their
flowers during and after the Turn Off the Tube Week. I have tried to
coordinate with the schools with minimal success. One objection I hear from
adults is that they MUST watch the nightly news. I tell them it is their
decision. All is on the honor system, of course. I look upon it as a way to
get people off the couch and thinking about reading (naturally), listening,
playing, enjoying new activities for a week. Many families participate each
year and really make an effort to do family things together. You can get
posters, clip art and programming suggestions from:

TV-Free America
1611 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 3A
Washington, DC 2009

Kathy Prestidge
Children's Librarian
New London Public Library
406 S. Pearl St./New London WI 54961

"Lewenstein, Esther" wrote:

> Hi. I'm here to pick your brains again.
> Has anyone every done any programming for National TV-Turnoff Week? If so,
> what sort of programming have you done? How did you advertise? Etc.
> Thanks.
> Esther Lewenstein
> Brooklyn Public Library
> Kings Highway Branch
> 2115 Ocean Avenue
> Brooklyn, NY 11229

From: "Burton, Mel" <mburton@plcmc.lib.nc.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: RE: Teens Hanging Out
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:02:57 CST

To Rachel Hyland and Pubyaccers:
I understand anyone's reluctance to expel people from the library.
After all, we are there to be used. As the situation is described, the
library is not being used as intended. Even more so, the behavior of some
adolescents is infringing on the ability of others to use the library. All
facets of the disruptive behavior policy need to be enforced including the
expelling of patrons. If people are continually warned and there is no
further penalty then the rules will not be taken seriously. Patrons should
get the message that they are welcome and encouraged to use the library
within the limits of the behaviors that are allowed. You probably would not
need to expel every young teen that has come in. After one or more patrons
have been expelled (for their behavior) the others will probably get the
message that if you go beyond the limits for too long then it will not be

Best wishes,
Mel Burton
North County Regional Library, PLCMC
Opinions do not necessarily reflect the stance of my employer.

From: Pam Henley <phenley@mtlib.org>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Re: CDs versus audiocassettes
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:13:40 CST

I order the children's music for our library, and still order both forms.
When my kids were young they had one of those kid cassette players, so I
don't want to eliminate cassettes. Also many cars don't have CD players
yet, and listening in the car is pretty popular. But CDs are so nice, and
many people do have a player at home, at least, and there are probably kid
CD players out now (mine are older so I haven't paid attention). Our kid
cassettes are shelved in bags on a hanging rack in the kids library, but
CDs are in the adult CD collection in a Children's category. When selecting
I usually try to consider the type of music - lullabies, orchestra-type
(like Children's Broadway, Classical, et) I'll get on CD. But alot of the
Raffi-singalong types I get on cassette. If it's something I think will be
really popular I even get both types.

It's pretty subjective, I know, but they are all circulating well.
Hope this helps!

Pam Henley, MLIS <phenley@mtlib.org>
Children's Librarian, Bozeman Public Library
220 East Lamme
Bozeman, MT 59715

From: Valerie Talbert <talbert@bcl.wccls.lib.or.us>
To: "'pubyac@prairienet.org'" <pubyac@prairienet.org>
Subject: Spanish language encyclopedia
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:24:41 CST

Does anyone have any recommendations for Spanish language
encyclopedias for elementary age children, grades 1-6?

Reply directly to me. TIA

Virginia Watt
Beaverton City Library
Beaverton, OR

From: Becky Guttstein <guttstbe@oplin.lib.oh.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Young Adult position posting
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:33:25 CST

A full-time Service Specialist position is open at Woodbourne Library; this position serves as Young Adult/Reference Specialist. This position is open due to continued growth of the library. Young Adult responsibilities include providing direct service to the public as well as meeting the programming, promotional and educational library needs of young adults and assisting in selection of materials and other projects and duties as assigned. Reference responsibilities include providing research assistance for patrons; in depth searching and specialized readers' advisory service to adults, children, teachers and special groups, and collection maintenance duties as assigned.

1. MLS from an ALA accredited institution
2. One year experience with young adults or comparable coursework
3. Strong service orientation
4. Internet and database searching experience
5. Demonstrated knowledge of reference work
6. Ability to meet scheduling requirements
7. Excellent references

Please submit letter of interest and resume to: Becky Guttstein, e-mail: guttstbe@oplin.lib.oh.us

Or you may mail your materials to:Becky Guttstein, Woodbourne Library, 6060 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, OH 45459

Becky Guttstein
Personnel Coordinator
Washington-Centerville Public Library
6060 Far Hills Avenue
Centerville, OH 45459

From: Meaghan Battle <battleme@metronet.lib.mi.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Stumper: CHild gives Mom a hug as Birthday gift
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:38:45 CST

Hi all! Requesting your considerable knowledge to identify the following
picture book. Patron thinks the book is around "40 years old". A mom's
birthday is coming and the child has no idea what to get. The book
concludes with the child giving the mom a hug or "bear hug".

Have tried A to Zoo under birthdays...no luck. Keyword searched an online
catalog, no luck...

Any thoughts? The patron and I would greatly appreciate your assistance.
Please respond directly to me and not the list.



Meaghan M. Battle
Children's Librarian
Farmington Community Library
32737 W. 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334-3302
(248)553-0300, ext. 337

* A ship in a harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for...*
or, if you prefer
"Thank God for anyone under 12 years old."--Ursula Nordstrom

From: "Audra D. Osorio, Washington Twsp. Free Public Library" <OSORIO@main.morris.org>
Subject: stumper
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:43:57 CST

Hello, Yakkers!
I have a stumper from a parton. I checked A to Zoo and several online card catalogs.
No luck.
The story is from about twenty years ago.
It's about a girl who lives in a bakery and really wants a certain cake.
Eventually she gets the cake but it's made of cardboard.
Ring any bells?
Audra Osorio
Washington Township Public Library

From: Jan Wall <janw@norby.latah.lib.id.us>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Stumper: Barber shop
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:49:12 CST

Hello to all -

This stumper comes up every year at this time. (Black History Month in Feb.
and MLK Jr./Civil Rights Day Jan. 17). This is a book that I am looking for
and never can seem to find.

It is a picture book published in the 90s. A young Afro-American girl's
uncle has (or is saving for) a barber shop in the 1930s (40s/ 50s?) that
gets fire-bombed. I know I should know this, but it keeps eluding me.

I have checked our database, A TO ZOO under various subject headings, WHAT
DO CHILDREN READ NEXT. The trouble is, I'm not sure I would recognize the
title even if it were there.

So I am relying on the collective memory to be better than mine!


Jan Wall
Youth Services Librarian
Latah County Library District
110 South Jefferson Street
Moscow ID 83843
fax: 208-882-5098

From: Mary Ann Gilpatrick <magilpat@walnet.walla-walla.wa.us>
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: storytelling at Midwinter
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:54:24 CST

Dear All,

The Storytelling Discussion Group of ALSC will be having a swap meeting
at our usual time, Monday January 17, 8:00 - 10:00 pm, at the Midwinter
meeting. All interested in storytelling invited. sorry, I do not know
the location of the meeting, but it will be in the meeting schedule.

Mary Ann Gilpatrick
Walla Walla Public Librry
fax 509 527-3748

PS: my incoming mail is not functioning at present, so I regretfully
cannot get any queries.

From: annelmay@mailserver.franklintwp.org
To: pubyac@prairienet.org
Subject: Turn of the Century Fiction
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 17:59:35 CST

Hello, All!
We have a local teacher who is doing a milliennium unit with her 7-8th
grade class, and would like to tie in their fiction book report. Trying to
find fiction set 100 years ago is like finding the proverbial needle in the
haystack! This is not a subject heading used by our library or by any of
the online sources I've tried.
I've come up with a few titles, along with many events that took place
around that time (but about which not much fiction seems to have been
If you know of titles set around this time period, please email me
directly. I'll be happy to compile an annotated list for the group!

Books should be reading level Grades 5 - 12+

Key Events around 1900: Theodore Roosevelt; McKinley Assasination;
Galveston, Texas, Hurricane; Columbian Exposition (Chicago 1893); Spanish
American War; Wright Brothers fly a plane at Kitty Hawk; San Francisco
Earthquake (1906); Coney Island became popular in New York; Woolworth's and
the Sears Roebuck catalog were in full swing; workers were trying to
unionize; and immigrants were coming to America in large numbers

Titles I've come up with so far:
Edith Herself by Ellen Howard
Her Own Song by Ellen Howard
Roller Skates by Ruth Sawyer
Blossom Culp books by Richard Peck
Life With Father by Day
Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson
Dreams in the Golden Country: the diary of Zipporah Feldman, Jewish
Immigrant Girl, NYC 1903 by Lasky
Land of Dreams by Joan Nixon Lowery (also Land of Hope)
Maverick in Mauve by Louis Auchinsloss (a good read if you can get it)
Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough (bio of Teddy Roosevelt and great
Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

Thanks! I look forward to seeing your suggestions.


Anne Lemay
Franklin Township Library
Somerset NJ

From: Theresa Inman <tinman@mail.mind.net>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: Stumper Answer: Liar and Leprechaun
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Thank you for the speedy reply. The overwhelming answer is "Ring of Truth"
by Teresa Bateman.

Thanks again!
Theresa Yancey
Reference/Children's Librarian
Jackson County Library Services
Medford, OR
(541) 774-6419

From: Melissa Zymboly Depper <mzdepper@earthlink.net>
To: PUBYAC@prairienet.org
Subject: WEBSITES; State Children's Book Awards Info (LONG)
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Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2000 18:10:09 CST

Greetings PUBYAC--

About five months ago I asked for your collective help in gathering
information on state children's book awards, and I promised to compile
what I learned and post it out. I'm sorry it's taken me so long, but
here finally is a list of awards by state and websites where you can
find more information.

Some caveats: I focussed, because of my own interests, on readers'
choice awards--the ones where the kids/teens have a vote in what book is
chosen to win the award. I did not include Canadian provinces, sorry! I
did run across a few non-reader's choice awards in the process and they
are at the very end. I did not look specifically for teen/YA awards, but
noted when I found them. (Maybe I'll take that on next...) Also, I make
no claims that this list is exhaustive for ALL state children's choice
awards. I did find a website for some sort of choice award for all but
DC and two states: Delaware and Mississippi. If you are from one of
those states or DC and know something I don't, please post it to the
list! When I had a choice of more than one website with award
information, I tried to find the "official" site: a site for the award
hosted/written by a sponsoring organization, with information on
participating as well as award lists. Some awards had no official site,
but an unofficial site with at least some relevant information, so in
those cases I chose what was available. Finally, many many thanks to
everyone who sent me some information. It was a great help!

Feel free to email me privately if you have any questions:
Melissa Depper


Emphasis on Reading
(this website was 404 on 1/5/00, but Google.com has a site cached in Nov

99 that mentions 99-00 nominations, so maybe it is only down

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award*

Arizona Young Readers Awards

Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award

California Young Reader Medal+

Colorado Children's Book Award
Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award+

Nutmeg Children's Book Award

Delaware Diamond Primary Award
no site found

Sunshine State Young Reader's Award

Georgia Children's Book Award

The Nene Award

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award*

Rebecca Caudill Young Readers' Book Award

Young Hoosier Book Award#

Iowa Children's Choice Award
Iowa Teen Award+

William Allen White Children's Book Award

Kentucky Bluegrass Award

Louisiana Young Readerís Choice Award

Maine Student Book Award

Black-Eyed Susan Book Award
Maryland Children's Book Award

Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award#


Building Block Picture Book Award
Show Me Reader Award
Mark Twain Award

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award*

Golden Sower Award

Nevada Young Readers' Award+#

New Hampshire
Great Stone Face Award

New Jersey
The Garden State Children's Book Awards
The Garden State Teen Book Awards+

New Mexico
Land of Enchantment Book Award

New York
Charlotte Award

North Carolina
North Carolina Children's Book Award#

North Dakota
Flicker Tale Children's Book Award

Buckeye Children's Book Award

Sequoyah Book Award+

Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award*

Young Reader's Choice Award

Rhode Island
Rhode Island Children's Book Award

South Carolina
SCASL (SC Assoc. of School Librarians) Book Award+

South Dakota
Prairie Pasque Award

Volunteer State Book Award#+

Texas Bluebonnet Award

Children's Literature Association of Utah Book Awards+

Red Clover Award
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award

Virginia State Young Readers Award+

Sasquatch Reading Award
Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award*
Evergreen Young Adult Book Award+
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award

West Virginia
West Virginia Children's Book Award#

Golden Archer Award

Indian Paintbrush Book Award
Soaring Eagle Award+
Buckaroo Book Award

Non-Reader's Choice Regional Awards

The Lupine Award

Michigan Author Award

New York
Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature

Carolyn W. Field Award (I can't determine if this is readers' choice or

The Elizabeth Burr Award

*Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia and
+YA Award, or award has YA component
#not an official site (i.e., not hosted by award sponsors.)


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