2018 ALA Youth Media Awards

Every year, the American Library Association forms committees to select the best books of the year in a variety of categories. The selected titles represent examples of excellence in children’s and young adult literature and audio books. In addition to the gold medal award winners, each award will typically give honor awards to a few … Continue reading "2018 ALA Youth Media Awards"

New foreign language and bilingual children’s books in the BTC!

Booth Library has recently acquired a number of Spanish, French, and bilingual children’s books for the Ballenger Teachers Center collections.  These titles were selected by Sarah Johnson, Foreign Languages librarian, and Michele McDaniel, Coordinator of the Ballenger Teachers Center.  They can be found on the New Book Display in the BTC. Estudiantes de español: ¡visiten … Continue reading "New foreign language and bilingual children’s books in the BTC!"

BTC Basics

Whenever I lead a tour or class in the BTC, I always tell students that the key to navigating the BTC is “Location, location, location!” Did you know that the BTC has over 13 different locations? Most often the locations separate out different types of materials such as textbooks and teaching materials, kits, juvenile books, … Continue reading "BTC Basics"

BTC Story Time

Join us in the BTC this winter for a series of Saturday Story Times. Story Times are coordinated by the BTC and offered by EIU Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). Each Story Time includes read-alouds on a specific theme and a craft or movement activity related to the story. Story times are free and open to … Continue reading "BTC Story Time"

Explore the Solar System

It seems fitting that this new BTC blog would launch with a post about our wonderful new books about outer space and the solar system. This past Fall, the BTC received a generous donation from alumna, Dr. Annette Christy (Class of 1964). The donation was designated for non-fiction curriculum materials about the solar system, art, and … Continue reading "Explore the Solar System"