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  • New Website Teaches Importance of Soil

    A brand new website teaches middle school students about the importance of soil science in agriculture, food production, and nutrition. The site, called “From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil”, is “designed as a multi-year engagement program for middle school students,” says The project uses “a wide-range of innovative strategies to highlight the importance of soil, fertilizer, and agriculture to our growing world.” (source).

  • The Declaration for the Right to School Libraries

    Around the country, school libraries are celebrating National School Library Month this April. As part of that celebration, many libraries are participating in the Declaration for the Right to School Libraries initiative, lead by the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Libraries (AASL). The ALA and the AASL believe that school libraries are integral to literacy and lifelong learning, and that school libraries “level the playing field” for students who don’t ...

  • Happy National Library Week!

    Libraries across Missouri join schools, campuses and communities nationwide as they highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. National Library Week, which was established by the American Library Association (ALA) as a national observance in 1958, includes National Library Workers Day (April 15th), National Bookmobile Day (April 16th), and Celebrate Teen Literature Day (April 17th). (source) This year’s National Library Week ...

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