Wednesday, June 24, 2015

News from J.K Rowling

Taken from The Guardian 6.24.2015

JK Rowling reveals why the Dursleys dislike Harry Potter so much!

How many of you read Pottermore?

Friday, May 22, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

SYNC is Back!

SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for young adults. Starting again May 7th 2015, SYNC will give away two complete audiobook downloads a week - a current young adult title along with a thematically paired classic or required summer reading title. Sign up for email or text alerts and be first to know when new titles are available to download at

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Golden Ticket idea

Check this article from SeaCoast online.  This is a great idea for a Golden Ticket.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poetry Month Idea, plus a New Way to use the iPad!

We have been looking around at ideas for poetry month and I found that you can do something called Book Spine Poetry. The idea is to create a poem using only book spines. I saw ideas for photocopying the books and using that to make your bulletin board.

This site that I found took it one step further and used a free app called Tellagami. This app allows you to record your voice using an Avatar that you create to tell a short 30 second story. This way, we aren't worrying about faces being captured.

Take a look and see what you think! I think I'm going to do this activity with my Homeschool group.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Ideas contest

Do you have any GREAT Summer Reading ideas that you would like to share?  Something different, fun or a new take on an old idea?

Share your idea to the PLS Blog in either a new post or by commenting on this post and be entered to win some amazing cool prizes!

Monday, March 16, 2015

ipads in Macedon

Attached please find two photos of our ipad in action.  In one you can see a child playing Minecraft with it during our Minecraft Mania! program.  In the other you see it at the former location of our dated children's computer.  The ipad has also been used in story time with elementary students and with senior citizens at Memory Lane.  We have since purchased two additional new ipads for use with teens and adults.  Plus, we have purchased refurbished ipads to use as mobile OPACs in the library.
From - Stacey Wicksall (Macedon Public Library)

iPad in Naples

We have a photo for the blog of our iPad in uses.  It is the most popular item in the children's area!
From - Naples Public Library

Playing and Learning

doing a little "baking" with the Easy Bake Oven App
The Marion Public Library's new ipad Air has been a very welcome addition to our early literacy computer station.
Play is one of the five tenets of early literacy. Playing can build skills  in communication, problem solving, and socialization.