children’s books

children’s books

Awareness and Celebration of LGBTQ+ Community

Awareness and Celebration of LGBTQ+ Community

International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) is March 31st, 2020. It is a day to celebrate transgender people, their contributions to society, as well as raise awareness of the discrimination they face worldwide. The Indiana University East Campus Library is a dedicated Safe Space and our librarians and staff participate in regular training and professional development, such as Safe Zone, to better serve those members of the community who identify as LGBTQ+. This past month, IU East librarians Beth South and KT Lowe had the opportunity to attend the National Association of Social Workers 3rd Annual Conference on Serving Sexual & Gender Minority (GSM) populations. This conference was hosted by NASW’s Indiana Chapter Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  … Continued
Celebrate Creativity!

Celebrate Creativity!

In January, Family READ celebrates creativity. We Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! creativity through the arts and also with innovative thinking. READ is an initiative of the IU East Campus Library. We encourage families to read, explore, ask and discover together and we have curated a resource guide featuring recommended books and learning activities. The Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council provided funding support to purchase interesting and engaging non-fiction books for youth. Get your creativity flowing in 2020 …check out these ideas! https://iue.libguides.com/FamilyREAD/Creativity Books for Teaching Creativity https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/teaching-creativity.html 10 Picture Books that Demonstrate Creative and Innovative Thinking http://sites.gsu.edu/the-macie-program-blog/2016/11/15/10-picture-books-that-demonstrate-creative-innovative-thinking/ Inspire Creativity with Picture Books https://www.doinggoodtogether.org/bhf-book-lists/inspire-creativity-with-these-great-picture-books Want to learn more about how to get involved in Family READ? Please contact IU East … Continued
It’s a R.E.A.D. Celebration: Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! about…..

It’s a R.E.A.D. Celebration: Read. Explore. Ask. Discover! about…..

As the IU East R.E.A.D. (Read. Explore. Ask. Discover!) program continues through November, we highlight awareness and advocacy for women in technology, Native Americans, and careers in science, technology, math, and art. We share inspiring stories in memoirs and explore a diversity of role models and mentors. An online resource guide includes book descriptions, learning links, and activity ideas. With generous funding support from the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Circle we have been able to purchase non-fiction books for youth that introduce us to new people, places and ideas. We expand our knowledge and gain new perspectives as we enjoy reading and sharing so many interesting books. They flew too –  Women in aviation Do you know about the … Continued
Non-fiction knowledge!

Non-fiction knowledge!

More than 300 non-fiction youth books are being added to the IU East Campus Library collection, thanks to the generosity of the Indiana University Women’s Philanthropy Leadership Council. The Family R.E.A.D. program is designed to Read, Explore, Ask, and Discover a variety of ideas, perspectives and content available through a wide range of books. Saturday, September 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the IU East Campus Library, families can participate in discovery centers that feature the themes of going to college, healthy eating and fitness, and Hispanic Heritage. IU East students, faculty and staff will be hosting fun learning stations that include games, dancing, food, crafts and more. Biographies, bilingual, and food books will be available to explore and can be … Continued
Children’s Reading

Children’s Reading

With summer reading programs at many nearby public libraries in full swing (for example, those at Morrisson Reeves, Centerville, and New Castle), parents are on the lookout for lots of quality books for their children to read.  Many local reading programs have a space exploration theme this year, and our library holds many relevant titles, in addition to any other topic of interest to a young reader. The main purpose of the IU East Library’s expansive juvenile collection is instructional – it supports education, child development, and psychology majors in learning how to teach and understand children.  But this focus, different from a public library’s emphasis on the most popular material, makes it a treasure trove of unique books that … Continued