books Elementary Library Resources for Librarians 

101+ (Mostly Free) Online Resources for Educators -
Deborah B. Ford's Livebinder with a collection of the best of the best in online resources for educators preK-12.

AASL: Learning Standards and Program Guidelines -
AASL's learning standards shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school.

Booklist Online: Booklist Webinars -
An archive of Booklist's free webinars that support librarians in collection development and readers' advisory.

CHILIS: Children's Librarians on New Hampshire -
An active group of NH public and school librarians working to provide the best possible in library services to the children in our state.

COMPanion: Alexandria Librarian Support
Alexandria Librarian software support mediawiki, where you can access training videos and documents.

Cooperative Children's Book Center: Awards and Best-of-the-Year Lists -
Links to lists of annual awards and distinctions from the Cooperative Children's Book Center at the School of Education, U. of Wisconsin-Madison.

Copyright for Librarians -
Berkman Center for Internet & Society and Electronic Information for Libraries (eIFL) joint project that provides librarians in developing and transitional countries with information concerning copyright law.

CREW: A Weeding Manual for Modern Libraries -
The CREW Method of weeding your library collection from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Deb -
Deb's website was created to provide access to workshop handouts and resources of interest to librarians/media specialists. -
Free professional development for teachers, faculty, administrators, and librarians, integrating live webinars with online professional learning communities that provide educators with ongoing PD support.

Elementary Librarian -
Jocelyn, an Elementary Librarian, offers timely and practical advice on her blog, as well as lesson plans, activities, and resource recommendations designed to integrate the Common Core standards and AASL standards into elementary libraries.

Elementary Library Routines -
A Wikispace where elementary librarians share their knowledge.

FabLearnFellows: Resources -
An open-source library of curriculum, resources, information, to contribute to research about the "makers" movement and digital fabrication in education.

Follett TITLEWAVE Login
Use Follett's TITLEWAVE to search for books and audiovisual materials, build and store lists, and order online.

Harper Collins Children's: Teachers & Librarians -
Harper Collins Children's Publishing brings children's literature resources to teachers and librarians, from book activities to author & illustrator info.

International Literacy Association: Children's Choices Reading List -
Children’s Choices is a reading list with a twist, in which children themselves evaluate the books and write reviews of their favorites. The project is cosponsored by the International Literacy Association and the Children’s Book Council.

Hanover County Public Schools: LMC: Library Plan Book -
K-8 Lesson Plans to complement the Hanover County Library Media Curriculum

Horn Book: Read Roger Blog -
A reading related blog written by Roger Sutton, editor-in-chief of Horn Book Magazine

Internet Library for Librarians -
A portal designed for librarians to locate Internet resources related to their profession.

Keene State Children's Literature Festival -
The Festival brings readers, writers, illustrators and publishers of children's books together in an on-going conversation about the past, present and future of this important literary genre.

Library Free Stuff -
Free ideas, downloads, activities, songs and entertaining interviews with Elementary Librarian from around the world doing amazing things in their libraries.

Library Learners: Getting Started -
Advice on how to get started with centers in your library.

Library of Congress: Librarians and Archivists -
Resources for Librarians and Archivists from the Library of Congress.

Library Sparks Magazine: Web Resources -
LibrarySparks Magazine web resources provide practical, ready-to-use lessons and activities for elementary school and children's librarians which supplement each edition of the magazine.

LM_Net Listserv -
LM_NET is a discussion group open to school library media specialists worldwide, and to people involved with the school library media field. Ask for input, share ideas and information, link programs that are geographically remote, make contacts, etc.

McBookwords: State and Regional Book Awards -
McBookwords, a literacy organization, sponsors this page of author links. Most of these sites focus on readers' choice awards, awards in which the readers, children or young adults, have a vote on the book chosen as the winner.

Mrs. Lodge's Library -
Mrs. Lodge's Library is loaded with resources for elementary school librarians.

MyCuteGraphics -
Free clip art and images for educators, classroom projects, web pages, blogs, scrapbooking, print and more.

Nancy Keane's Booktalks: Quick and Simple -
A database of over 1,400 short booktalks that are intended to be used primarily by school library media specialists and teachers to hook grades K-12 students on books.

National Council for the Social Studies: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People -
The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council present this bibliography of K-12 annotated titles published in the previous calendar year.

National Science Teachers Association: Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 -
Lists of outstanding children's science trade books presented by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the Children's Book Council (CBC).

New Hampshire School Library Media Association -
NHSLMA, a professional organization representing school library media professionals and paraprofessionals, provides members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and opportunities for professional growth through publications, conferences, and staff development workshops.

New Hampshire State Library Services: For Librarians, Library Management, Youth Services -
A resource for those who provide library services to children and young adults in public and school libraries in New Hampshire.

OCLC: Dewey Services -
Dewey Decimal Classification Resources for teachers, students and librarians. Common Core Lesson Plans -
Penguin Group Publishers has lots of free children's books resources, Common Core lesson plans, new book news, reading guides, etc.

Picture This! Teaching with Picture Books -
Ideas for using high quality children's picture books to model the six traits of writing, reading strategies, motivation and nonfiction.

Pinterest: Elementary Library lesson/plans -
A Pinterest board that is loaded with Elementary School library lesson plans/ideas.

Recorded Books K-12 -
Recorded Books K-12 is a source for books, audiobooks, periodicals, software and online services.

Resources for School Librarians: Information Skills Instruction -
A collection of library resource links maintained by Linda Bertland, a retired school librarian from Philadelphia, PA.

Scholastic Librarians -
Librarian resources from Scholastic includes: Authors & Books, Research Skills, Activities, Printables, and more

The School Library Media Specialist: Collection Development Resources -
A wide range of collection development resources for school librarians, developed by Annette Lamb and Larry Johnson

Scissors & Glue: Makerspaces for Schools and Libraries -
Winning strategies and practical ideas to grow your own makerspaces.

A Simple Book Repair Manual -
This manual provides background on standard commercial book production, gives guidelines for selecting appropriate candidates for in-house book repair, and takes you step-by-step through many common in-house book repairs.

Sleeping Bear Press: Teacher's Guides -
Extensive Teacher's Guides are now available for many Sleeping Bear Press books. They are wonderful resources for the classroom as well as for library, school and bookstore events!

Storytime Stand Outs: Free Printable Rhymes, Songs, Chants and Fingerplays -
Download free printable Rhymes, Songs, Chants and Fingerplays for Preschool and Kindergarten.

Teacher Created Resources: Free Monthly Calendars -
Free full color monthly calendars that are loaded with library programming ideas.

We Give Books -
Put picture books, appropriate for children through age ten, in the hands of children who don't have them, simply by reading online. There is a mix of fiction and nonfiction, a range of authors, and an equal balance between read-alouds and books for independent readers.