I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
Hello Mary - It is nice to meet you. You say you are looking for new ideas and great new books. I am a children's poet who has just had 344 of my new poems published in five books which are going out to schools, libraries etc. I hope that school libraries might invite me in for a free Skype visit to say hello to the children and staff and to tell you of my books and read a poem. Just a short visit initially, about 15 minutes. Would you like this? My poetry website, which contains details of my books, poems etc you can reach by Googling: JOSIE'S POEMS. Contact me please.