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Angola Herald Republican

Angola featured in new children’s book
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Library stiffens new-card charge
Greencastle Banner-Graphic

Donations needed for Book Sale at Putnam Co Library
Greene County Daily World

Award-winning ArchiCamp offered at Linton Library
Indianapolis Star

Zionsville library to begin summer reading program
Indianapolis Star

Caps cut services along with taxes
Lafayette Journal Courier

Canoeing expert kicks off summer reading program
Lafayette Journal Courier

Summers are ideal for fun and reading

Northwest Indiana Times

Make a splash by reading

Northwest Indiana Times

Indiana from A to Z

Princeton Daily Clarion

Don’t forget to read during the summer

Richmond Palladium-Item

Libraries aim to boost skills, offer summer entertainment

South Bend Tribune

Warren is nurturing lots of little bookworms

Terre Haute Tribune Star

Mystery author visiting Rockville library to discuss novel

Terre Haute Tribune Star

River City features award-winning artist at Vigo Library

Vincennes Sun-Commercial

Water Your Mind program encourages adults to read

Warsaw Times-Union

Warsaw Library Launches Summer Reading Program


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Poetry, Art Program Complements Summer Programs

Mercy by Lisa Catlin, West Lafayette

Each year, River of Words draws out the best poetry and art talent in the world. An international contest for grades K-12, River of Words focuses on watersheds as a central theme, which makes the program a great complement to this year's Make a Splash: Read! (children) and Make Waves @ your library (young adult) themed summer reading programs.

River of Words is designed to help youth express themselves through the arts, while exploring their environment and developing a sense of place and appreciation for discovery. River of Words is an excellent opportunity for art and literature program participants to strengthen their skills and make connections between the watershed theme and their artistic talents.

Entry forms and complete contest guidelines can be found at River of Words has a rolling contest deadline of December 1st so summer entries eligible for the 2010 contest. Entries are first judged in the international River of Words contest, which selects national winners, then by state judges that select state winners. Winning artists and poets on both the national and state levels will receive recognition and prizes showcasing their work!

River of Words is an international contest that is sponsored on the state level by the Indiana Center for the Book at the Indiana State Library, Project WET (Water Education for Teachers), a program of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, and the Environmental Education Association of Indiana.

Gale Unveils iPhone App for School Libraries

AccessMyLibrary App for iPhoneGale recently launched an upgrade to its popular AccessMyLibrary iPhone application. The School Edition now makes access to school libraries just a click away. 

In December 2009, Gale launched its first iPhone application, helping iPhone users find their local public library. The new K-12 version allows students to find their local school library – (grade schools, middle schools and high schools) and access the vast array of Gale resources the school library and Indiana State Library has purchased on their behalf.  Students can use the application to locate their school and then will be required to authenticate for the school year, using a password provided by the school. 

The original AccessMyLibrary app uses your global position to locate public libraries within a 10-mile radius, providing access to all Gale resources subscribed by that library. The feature enables libraries to partner with Gale to generate library awareness, primarily among users not typically aware of libraries. It can also drive usage to your electronic resources, foot traffic to libraries, and demonstrate your commitment to provide innovative technology and content to patrons.

You can download the FREE AccessMyLibrary apps at the iTunes store. There is no authentication required to access the resources.


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