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We now have Accelerated Reader Enterprise. This means our school has access to all available AR tests within Renaissance Place. If you would like to know if your book has a test, go to www.arbookfind.com.
At the end of last year, we added over 300 new titles to our library inventory. Most of these books DO have AR test available right now! Come in and check them out. For a limited time, the library staff will keep the new books out displayed so you can easily browse through them. And more books are still on the way. So, keep coming in to check it out. There is already quite a buzz about a lot of the titles! Everthing from sports and hunting to realistic fiction and humor. We have also ordered a number of new non-fiction titles as well.
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Library of Congress: News
Library of Congress: News
Library of Congress: News
The latest news from the Library of Congress.
Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress
The Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2012, has been published.
First-Ever Braille Summit
More than 50 braille readers, braille literacy professionals, librarians and others with a stake in the future of braille will gather at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Mass., in an event sponsored by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) at the Library of Congress.
Veterans History Project Recognizes Vietnam Veterans with Fourth Installment of Web Feature
The final installment of the Veterans History Project’s (VHP) year-long special "Experiencing War" website series recognizing the 50-year commemoration of the Vietnam War will launch May 24.
Library of Congress and Mid-Atlantic Public Libraries Announce Summer Essay Contest
The Library of Congress today announced a summer essay contest in conjunction with public libraries in the Mid-Atlantic region encouraging rising 5th and 6th grade students to reflect on books that have made a personal impact on their lives.
FEDLINK Awards for Federal Librarianship
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) has announced the winners of its national awards for federal librarianship, which recognize the many innovative ways that federal libraries, librarians and library technicians fulfill the information demands of government, business and scholarly communities and the American public.
Letters About Literature Winners Announced
Letters About Literature, a national reading and writing program that asks young people in grades 4 through 10 to write to an author (living or deceased) about how his or her book affected their lives, has announced its 2013 winners.
Formacion RDA para Catalogadores NACO en Espanol
La Secretaría del Programa de Cooperación en Catalogación (PCC) coordinado por personal de la Library of Congress ha lanzado una serie de videos en español a través de la Web para apoyar la transición de los catalogadores a las nuevas instrucciones de catalogación con RDA (Recursos: Descripción y Acceso.)
RDA Cataloger Training in Spanish
The Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) Secretariat staffed by the Library of Congress has launched a free, comprehensive and authoritative web-based training series in Spanish for catalogers making the transition to the new Resource Description and Access (RDA) protocol.
New Head of Library of Congress Young Readers Center Named
Karen Jaffe, manager of education projects for MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producers of the PBS Newshour, is the new head of the Library of Congress Young Readers Center.
Library Acquires Wolff Sports Recordings
The Library of Congress today celebrated the acquisition of sportscaster Bob Wolff's vast personal collection of historic audio and video recordings, documenting some of the greatest names and most golden moments in sports history.
Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Awarded to Don DeLillo
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has announced that Don DeLillo, author of such critically acclaimed novels as "Underworld," "Mao II" and the National Book Award-winning "White Noise," will receive the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction during the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival, Sept. 21-22.
Notable Authors To Appear 2013 National Book Festival
Renowned authors and poets Margaret Atwood, Marie Arana, Taylor Branch, Don DeLillo, Khaled Hosseini, Barbara Kingsolver, Brad Meltzer, Joyce Carol Oates, Katherine Paterson and U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will be among more than 100 writers speaking at the 13th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival, on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.
Koussevitzky Foundations Announce Commission Winners
The Serge Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress and the Koussevitzky Music Foundation, Inc., have awarded commissions for new musical works to five composers. Jointly granting the commissions are the foundations and the performing organizations that will present the newly composed works.
Library Establishes Prize for National History Day
The Library of Congress has established a new prize as part of National History Day to encourage students to study discovery and exploration through the ages. The prize honors Elizabeth Ridgway, the late director of Educational Outreach at the Library.
Jean Elshtain Named Kluge Chair in Modern Culture
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Jean Bethke Elshtain, a professor at the University of Chicago, to the Kluge Chair in Modern Culture at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.
Board Members Named for Literacy Awards
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has named a group of distinguished men and women in the field of literacy to serve on the advisory board for the new Library of Congress Literacy Awards.
New National Recording Registry With a Twist
From the cultural significance of Chubby Checker’s song-and-dance phenomenon and the historic moment of Van Cliburn’s triumphant Cold War performance in Moscow to the artistry of Cuban bassist Israel "Cachao" Lopez’s all-star jam sessions, the 2012 inductees to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress reflect the diversity and creativity of the American experience.
Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam Appointed Chair At The John W. Kluge Center
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Sanjay Subrahmanyam as the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. Subrahmanyam will begin his tenure on March 15.
Sharon Dolin, Shara McCallum Awarded Poetry Prize
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey has chosen poets Sharon Dolin and Shara McCallum for the 2013 Witter Bynner Fellowships, and will introduce the poets on April 2 for a reading at the Library of Congress.
Statement on White House Respose to Petition on Sect. 1201 Rulemaking
In a statement today, the Obama administration announced its view that, as a matter of telecommunications policy, consumers should be able to unlock their legally purchased cell phones for purposes of switching from one wireless carrier to another.
Elmer Eusman Named Chief of the Conservation Division
Elmer Eusman, who has worked for the past 12 years in the Library of Congress Preservation Directorate, has been named chief of the Library’s Conservation Division.
Library of Congress, IMLS Announce New National Digital Stewardship Residency
The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services have announced an open call for applications for the first National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR).
Library Announces National Recording Preservation Plan
The Library of Congress today unveiled "The Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Plan," a blueprint for saving America’s recorded sound heritage for future generations. The congressionally mandated plan spells out 32 short- and long-term recommendations involving both the public and private sectors and covering infrastructure, preservation, access, education and policy strategies.
Robin Lovin Named to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at John W. Kluge Center
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Robin Lovin to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. His tenure will begin Feb. 1.
Library of Congress Seeks Applicants for Fellowships in the John W. Kluge Center
The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting applications for a diverse set of fellowships.
Applications Being Accepted for New Library of Congress Literacy Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the new Library of Congress Literacy Awards, which are made possible through the generosity of David M. Rubenstein.
Congressional Record, CBO Cost Estimates Added to Congress.gov
The Library of Congress today is adding the Congressional Record, published by the Government Printing Office (GPO), and cost-estimate reports from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to its Congress.gov beta website, a public site for accessing free, fact-based legislative information.
"Books That Shaped America" Available on Amazon
The Library of Congress today announced that Amazon will offer a special collection of "Books That Shaped America," based on the Library's recent selection of books by American authors that provoked thought, controversy and change throughout American history. The initial 88-book list has been expanded by the Library to a full 100.
Bible Used in Lincoln, Obama Inaugurations on Display
The Lincoln inaugural Bible used by Barack Obama when he took his first presidential oath of office in 2009--which will be used again by the president along with Martin Luther King's Bible at his second inauguration on Jan. 21--will go on display at the Library of Congress from Jan. 23 to Feb. 18.
FEDLINK to Manage Info Acquisitions for Federal Agencies
The Federal Library and Information Network will manage the acquisition of information products and services on behalf of federal agencies that opt into the program.
Mary Pickford Subject of New Book, Film Tour
Christel Schmidt, editor of "Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies," will discuss Pickford’s career at free, public film-screening and book-signing events held January through May 2013 at more than 25 venues nationwide.
Afghan President Receives Digitized Cultural Treasures
In a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- joined by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington and Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian -- announced the gift of a collection of digitized treasures from the holdings of the Library of Congress relating to the culture and history of Afghanistan to libraries and universities in Afghanistan.
Library Acquires Historic Sports Audio Recordings
The Library of Congress announced today the acquisition of 15 years of recorded sports interviews originally broadcast on the radio network program "Sports Byline USA," hosted by Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Barr, between 1988 and 2003.
25 Added to National Film Registry
The Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today named 25 motion pictures that have been selected for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. These cinematic treasures represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.
Apply for 2013 Junior Fellows Internships
This summer the Library of Congress once again is offering special 10-week paid fellowships to college students. For a stipend of $3,000, the 2013 class of Junior Fellows will work full-time with Library specialists and curators from May 28 through Aug. 2, 2013.
Emancipation Proclamation Draft on Display in Jan.
The Library of Congress will place on display the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation, handwritten by President Abraham Lincoln, for six weeks beginning Jan. 3, 2013, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the proclamation’s signing.
Carole King Named Recipient of Gershwin Prize
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today announced that Carole King is the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Library of Congress Magazine Nov-Dec 2012
A new exhibition highlighting the personal aspects of the Civil War in America is the focus of the cover story of this issue, which also includes a celebration of books that shaped America, the facts behind the Maya calendar and 2012, and the first recipe for pumpkin pie.
Renowned Reader Supports New Literacy Awards As Library of Congress Hosts International Summit of the Book
The Library of Congress today opened the first International Summit of the Book, a gathering of leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology to discuss the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal. As the conference opened, attendee and longtime friend of reading David Rubenstein announced he is contributing $1.5 million to fund three new Library of Congress annual literacy awards over five years.
Lomax Southern Journey Focus of New Book
"The Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music" is a new look at the legendary folklorist and his work.
Audio Interviews with Popular Music Icons
The Library has made a series of interviews by recording executive Joe Smith available free online. THe primary-source oral histories cover perhaps the most important 50 years of popular music, nationally and internationally and include conversations with Mick Jagger, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, B.B. King and Paul McCartney.
Nicole Saylor Appointed Head of American Folklife Center Archive
The Library of Congress has appointed Nicole Saylor as Head of the American Folklife Center Archive. Saylor will assume her duties next month. She replaces Michael Taft, who retired in early 2012.
Hitchcock Named Kissinger Chair at Kluge Center
Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed William I. Hitchcock as the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. He will begin his tenure on Dec. 3.
Third Installment of VHP Feature Honoring Vietnam Vets
The latest installment of the Veterans History Project’s (VHP) Experiencing War website feature, titled "Vietnam War: Looking Back, Part 3," launches today.
Movie Icon Mary Pickford Subject of New Book, Talk, Tour
A new book on "America's Sweetheart" of the early 20th century, Mary Pickford, sheds new light on this icon’s life and legacy.
First International Summit of the Book
The Library of Congress on December 6 and 7 will host the first International Summit of the Book, a gathering of leaders in academia, libraries, culture and technology to debate and discuss the powerful and crucial form of information transmittal: the book.
VHP Launches "Share Your Thanks" Initiative
During the month of November, the Veterans History Project (VHP) of the Library of Congress American Folklife Center encourages individuals to participate in the "Make It Meaningful Initiative." From Veterans Day through Thanksgiving, the nation is asked to embrace traditions of generosity and an appreciation for servicemen and servicewomen, many of who belong to peer and professional communities.
World Digital Library Adds Florentine Codex
The Florentine Codex, a unique manuscript dating from 1577 preserved in the Medicea Laurenziana Library in Florence, is for the first time available online in digital format, the Library of Congress announced today.
Grinspoon to Begin Tenure as Astrobiology Chair
American astrobiologist David H. Grinspoon begins his one-year tenure Nov. 1 as the first Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair in Astrobiology at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center.
Chronicling America Posts 5 Millionth Page
The Chronicling America website, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov, a free, searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 5 millionth page.
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