November is …

Did you know that November is Picture Book Month? It also happens to be Financial Literacy Month.

Picture Book Month

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November is Picture Book Month

Launched in 2011 by author Dianne de las Casas, Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book.

Every day in November, a picture book advocate publishes a post that shares their thoughts on the importance of picture books.  This year’s ‘champions’ include Adam Lehrhaupt, Kwame Alexander, Minh Le, and Laura Gehl.

Learn more about the initiative and access resources at http://picturebookmonth.com/

 

Financial Literacy Month

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Financial Literacy Month – November 2016

We know about digital literacyhealth literacy and numeracy, but do you know about ‘financial literacy’?

According to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, financial literacy is “having knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.”  Libraries can help to improve the financial literacy of their communities through programming and access to information.

Not sure where to begin? Here’s a small sample of the resources that are available:

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Socks and Tote Bags and T-shirts. Oh, my!

Now these are socks!

Socks designed with library 'date due' card pattern

Library Card Socks

 

The Library Card Socks are just one example of the great library-related swag that you can purchase at the OLAstore/The LibraryMarketplace pop-up store that will be on-site at the 2016 NSLA Conference. Whether you’re looking for a gift for the library advocates and book lovers in your life, or you want a fun souvenir of another great NSLA conference, you’re sure to find something.

Store Hours

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‘Read Local’ tote bag

  • Friday – 12:30-8:30pm
  • Saturday – 8:30 am – 7:30pm
  • Sunday – 8-11:30am (while supplies last

 

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Photo of group wearing shirts from the OLAstore

NOTE: Shirt selection may differ from items in photo.

 

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2016 NSLA Conference – Elena Madison, Keynote Speaker

The theme of the 2016 NSLA/LBANS conference is Sense of Place: you, your community, your library, your work. Keynote speaker, Elena Madison, knows all about the importance of space.

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Elena Madison, keynote speaker for the 2016 NSLA Conference

Elena is Vice President of the Project for Public Spaces and a veteran of Placemaking. She is an urban planner with rich experience in the planning and design of parks, plazas, campuses, civic and cultural institutions. An expert in collaborative visioning, concept development as well as management and programming for public spaces; she works closely with designers, economic development experts and public space managers to seamlessly bring the concepts developed in the public visioning process through design development and into implementation. She is currently working on placemaking initiatives in Detroit’s Belle Isle and Campus Martius, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond; at Houston’s Central Library; on Astor Place in New York City; and at the healing gardens of Stanford University’s Medical Center.

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