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Serving Latino Children and Families in Kentucky – Additional Resources<br />Katie Cunningham, Children’s Librarian, Lexin...
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Serving Latino Children and Families in Kentucky - Additional Resources


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Online and print resources relevant for libraries serving Latino youth and families in the areas of Collection Development, Día de los niños, Outreach and Advocacy, Programs, and Blogs. Supplemental to the presentation by Katie Cunningham at the 2011 McConnell Conference titled "Serving Latino Children and Families in Kentucky Libraries."

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Serving Latino Children and Families in Kentucky - Additional Resources

  1. 1. Serving Latino Children and Families in Kentucky – Additional Resources<br />Katie Cunningham, Children’s Librarian, Lexington Public Library – Village Branch<br />McConnell Conference, February 25 – 26, 2011<br />Collection Development<br />Baharona Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents -<br />Recommended booklists and critical commentary on translated books.<br />Críticas -<br />English reviews of Spanish and bilingual books for adults and children.<br />Naidoo, Jamie (Ed.). (2010). Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children’s Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited.<br />Wadham, T. (2007). Libros Esenciales: Building, Marketing, and Programming a Core Collection of Spanish Language Children's Materials. New York: Neal-Schuman.<br />Día de los niños / Día de los libros<br />ALA – El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros - <br />Information, resources and promotional materials in English and Spanish from ALA.<br />Bookjoy! Celebrating Creativity, Reading and Día – <br />Libraries, authors and educators across the country share Día ideas and successes. <br />Pat Mora - El Día de los Niños / El Día de los Libros - <br />Día founder Pat Mora offers planning help, resources and ideas from previous celebrations.<br />Outreach and Advocacy<br />Avila, S. (2008). Crash Course in Serving Spanish-Speakers. Westport, Conn: Libraries Unlimited.<br />Byrd, Susannah Mississippi. Bienvenidos! Welcome! A Handy Resource Guide for Marketing Your Library to Latinos.<br />Webjunction Spanish Language Outreach Program -<br />Information and training on how libraries can effectively reach out to their Spanish-speaking communities, including success stories from libraries across the country.<br />PLUS – Public Libraries Using Spanish. <br />searchable resource bank that includes Spanish-language versions of common library forms, flyers, and signs as well as the Dewey Decimal classification system.<br />REFORMA – The National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking:<br />Affiliate Association of the American Library Association. Website includes information on outreach, advocacy, children’s services, storytime outlines, Día de los Niños, the Pura Belpre award and book reviews. REFORMA members can also communicate with each other via the highly useful listserv. I strongly recommend any library professionals serving Latinos join.<br />SOL: Spanish in Our Libraries - <br />SOL was an electronic newsletter that in the early years of this century connected librarians who serve Spanish speakers. The full run is archived here.<br />Programs<br />Children and Libraries en Español (CHILES):<br />An online database, contributed to by librarians and programmers from across the country, intended to be a resource for librarians serving Spanish-speaking children who do not speak Spanish themselves. Ideas on outreach, programming, collection development and a discussion forum are all available at this site.<br />Colorín Colorado -<br />A bilingual website with many resources on early literacy and other skills. I often print articles from this site to share with families at storytime. An affiliate of Reading Rockets - <br />Texas State Library:<br />An online publication of bilingual programs for children and families.<br />Utah State Library:<br />Many ready to use outlines for bilingual storytime, as well as tips on advocacy and outreach. <br />Useful Blogs<br />¡Es Divertido Hablar Dos Idiomas!:<br />Children’s Librarian Katie Cunningham blogs about bilingual storytime, bilingual books, and other topics of interest to those serving Latino children. <br />Imagínese Libros: Celebrating Latino Children’s Literature, Literacy and Libraries: <br />Imagínese Libros is a virtual evaluation collection of Latino children’s and young adult literature designed to help librarians, educators and parents choose high-quality books authentically representing the Latino cultures. Created and maintained by Dr. Jamie Naidoo of the University of Alabama.<br />SpanglishBaby: <br />An online community of parents raising bilingual and bicultural children. Often has reviews of books and music, as well as teaching / programming ideas.<br />