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  1. Colts, Publisher Donate Football Digest to Indiana Libraries

  2. Judges Sought for National Reading/ Writing Contest

  3. ALA Seeks Applicants for New Discussion Program

More Library News

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Library program designed to help parents connect 

Anderson Herald Bulletin

Contest catches celebs in midst of 'conversation'

Associated Press

Comedian Lewis Black named to Vonnegut library honorary board

Batesville Herald-Tribune

Artwork can be viewed

Brazil Times

Real Men Read

Carroll County Comet

Civil War collection on display in Oct. at Monticello library

Elkhart Truth

Birdies, bogies and books: Middlebury library to have mini-golf event

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Auburn mourns as pillars of city die in Grant crash

Gary Post-Tribune

Gary library board struggles in search for director

Hendricks County Flyer

County libraries team up to host dog show

Indianapolis Star

Gard says she won't seek re-election

Ind. State Univ. Library News

Arthur Cunningham Soc. established to benefit ISU library, students

Lebanon Reporter

Teaching patriotism to a new generation

Michigan City News Dispatch

The happiest of birthday wishes go out to the library

Rushville Republican

A man on a historic mission

School Library Journal

AASL Reps Head to DC to Support SKILLs Act

Seymour Tribune

Steamboat lore coming to the public library

WISH-TV (Indianapolis)

Libraries check out eReading options
Yorktown Press

Talk about mysteries at Daleville Library program

Zionsville Times Sentinel

Zionsville library board changes


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Colts, Publisher Donate Football Digest to Indiana Libraries

2011 Indiana Football DigestIndiana Football Digest and the Indianapolis Colts have graciously donated one copy of the 2011 Indiana Football Digest to each Indiana public library, including branches. This is the third time in the last five years and the first time since 2008 that the Digest and Colts have made this generous donation. The 424-page 2011 edition provides a detailed season preview for all Indiana High School Athletic Association football teams and in-state college football programs.

The Indiana State Library began shipping the books last Monday to all public libraries that receive INfo Express delivery services.  Books designated for branch libraries will be sent in one package to each district's central library. Please keep a lookout for the Digest if it has not arrived already. 

Also, please join the State Library in thanking the Indianapolis Colts for their steadfast support of literacy and Indiana libraries!

Judges Sought for National Reading/Writing Contest

Letters About LiteratureThe Indiana Center for the Book is currently seeking judges for this year’s Letters About Literature competition. Letters About Literature is a national reading-writing contest sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Indiana Center for the Book, and in partnership with Target Stores. Students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre, explaining how that author's work changed the student's way of thinking about the world or themselves. This program promotes reflective writing.

Approximately 1,500 Indiana students enter the contest annually. However, judges will only be required rate semifinalist essays in one category, which averages 30-35 essays per level, per judge. The deadline to submit essays for this year’s contest is January 6, 2012. Judges will receive their semifinalist essays and judging materials in early February and submit their winners the following month.

If you are interested in judging the 2011 contest, contact Drew Griffis at Visit the Indiana Center for the Book's website learn more about Letters About Literature and other Center programs.

ALA Seeks Applicants for New Discussion Program

ALA: Building Common GroundThe American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is accepting applications for Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a multi-format discussion program for public audiences to spark action, engagement, and reflection within the community. The goal of this project is to engage the public in contemplation and discussion of the importance of community, civility and compassion in their daily lives. By bringing adult audiences together in the library for programs and events that include reading, viewing, reflection, discussion and civic engagement initiatives, the program will support public libraries as they strive to enhance the quality of life and learning in their communities.

In December, 30 public libraries around the country will be selected to host a series of 4 to 8 events between February 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012. The selected libraries will receive a $2,500 grant to support program-related expenses, access to programming materials and a series of online, professional development and project, as well as promotional materials.

More information, including the online application, is available at Applications are due November 18, 2011.

State Library Seeks Input on Technology Tools

The State Library wants to know how you use participatory technology tools, sometimes referred to as Web/Library 2.0 tools. We are interested in developing new continuing education opportunities and need your feedback. Please take a moment to complete our simple eight-question survey before October 31.

Conferences & Workshops

Ind. Black Librarians Network 10th Anniversary Conference
When: October 14 & 15
Where: Purdue University Black Cultural Center - West Lafayette

Midwest ContentDM Users Group
When: October 14 & 15
Where: Ball State University

SW Indiana YA Roundtable
When: Oct. 18 @ 11:00 AM (CST)
Where: Oakland City PL

Advanced INSPIRE Genealogy & Local History
When: October 19 @ 2:00 PM
Where: Live Online

Serving Homeschoolers
When: Oct. 20 @ 10:00 AM
Where: Roann Paw-Paw Twp. PL

Programming for Babies
When: Oct. 20 @ 11:00 AM
Where: Roann Paw-Paw Twp. PL

Indiana Genealogy & Local History Fair
When: October 22 @ 9:00 AM
Where: Indiana State Library

Every Child Ready to Read 2nd Edition Workshop
October 24 - Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library

Advanced INSPIRE K-12 Resources
When: October 25 @ 1:00 PM
Where: Tipton Co. Public Library

IOLUG Fall Program
When: October 28
Where: Indiana Wesleyan University- Indianapolis North

Marketing Your Physical Space
When: Oct. 31 @ 1:00 PM (CDT)
Where: Lowell Public Library

ILF Annual Conference
When: November 14-16
Where: Fort Wayne

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