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100 Books Across America

Maybe you took a road trip around the country this summer, or wish you had! Either way, this book list will help you get a feel for each state. The list contains one fiction and one non-fiction book set in (or about) each state in the U.S. and also includes the most famous book set in each state. This is from an article on LitHub and you can read the full list here! Here are a few samples:

Minnesota: 

North Dakota:

Wisconsin: 

 

Travel to Cuba with the LAII and LACC for a “A Revolutionary Perspective on Education”

Flag of Cuba

July 14-23, 2017
“The LAII and LACC are pleased to announce a special international program designed specifically for educators: “Cuba: A Revolutionary Perspective on Education.”  We are offering a special rate to educators, which makes this one of the least expensive programs to Cuba offered anywhere in the country. Moreover, as Cuba becomes a more accessible tourist destination, we expect that in-country expenses will only continue to increase – which means that this may be one of the least expensive programs for years to come!
 
We are subsidizing the costs of this program because we are committed to fostering international awareness among educators and providing them with the resources they need to bring international awareness into their classrooms.
 
Lastly, we ask for your help in spreading the news about this program! Please forward this email to your friends and colleagues.
 
Overview 
Join Florida International University and The University of New Mexico for a 9-day trip to Cuba in which we’ll focus on educational practice and philosophy on the island. We’ll visit museums with stunning collections, meet with grassroots organizations working on literacy, environmental science, and the humanities, interact with k-12 teachers and administrators, tour university campuses and meet with professors, and dialogue with community members about the role of society and culture in education.

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CMLE Geocaching Travel Bugs are on the move!

One of our travel bugs has had an adventure, and was left in a geocache in the Myrtle Beach State Park!

Wanting to escape the Minnesota winters, it landed in this beautiful park. The cache gets a lot of traffic, as it is located in a very busy visitors center on the beach. There is a long pier into the ocean, filled with people fishing. They have a boardwalk to escort people through the dunes area, and several hiking trails through the Carolina pine woods. It is a lovely area!

The Library Travel Bug has already been picked up from this location, and is hopefully headed to some other great location!! We will keep you updated on its progress, as well as the progress of our other Travel Bugs!

Traveling? Stay at a book-friendly hotel!

You love books. I love books. Heck – we have a whole profession designed to give people books!

So there is no need to give up your books when you travel – stay at a book-friendly hotel!

  • Looking at a local vacation experience? Head to Minneapolis to find the Commons Hotel! How does a Book Butler in your hotel room sound? if it sounds fun to you, you might also like their other “geek chic” offerings: “This industrial schoolhouse chic property embodies a sense of inner geek in a chic setting, embracing diversity through the common desire to discover, with an uncommon experience. Explorers satisfy the whims of their inner geek with a Book Butler, in-room art galleries, alchemist mixology lessons and Sudoku sleep-ins.”

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AASL Recommended App: Humanities & Arts: Homes

homesIn June 2016, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced their 25 Best Apps for Teaching and Learning. The apps encourage qualities such as innovation and active participation, and are user-friendly.

The app Homes allows students to travel around the globe and take interactive tours of different traditional homes. They can learn about living in a Brooklyn brownstone, Yemeni tower house, Mongolian ger (yurt), and Guatemalan adobe. Students learn about daily activities in other cultures and see how electricity and water is directed in each building. The app is available in over 50 languages and has a guide for parents that includes questions to help encourage learning.

Cost: $3.99
Level: Elementary
Platforms: iOS

Watch the video here: