Named “Best Old West Fiction Publisher” by True West magazine and earning a Lariat Award from the Western Writers of America, as well as honors for multiple titles from the Will Rogers Medallion organization, Five Star, an imprint of Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is leading the western literature genre. Recognizing excellence in Western literature and media, the Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee recently honored four titles from Five Star, including gold and silver awards, and True West magazine acknowledged a Five Star author and title in its latest “Best of the West” issue.
By William G.
Every story has a beginning and mine began when my mother brought me to 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh PA. There she introduced me to the librarian. Taking me by the hand she said, “So young man, you like books”, followed by some serious questions. “What would you like to be? Who would you like to know? Would you like to visit the past, see into the future, or perhaps fly on the wings of a dragon?
By Rebecca B. I come to the Pinellas county library occasionally to print, use the internet, read kids magazines, and the free social activities. Because I am handicapped, I am able to use the Christian record services lending library to get special tapes for free and a Daytona beach lending library for the tapes and … Read more
By Sharon C. I always loved to read, but I never intended to become a librarian. I enjoyed working with children, so I majored in Education in college, but when I graduated with my degree and teaching license, the city of New York was having a hiring freeze due to budget cuts! What to do? … Read more
By Mike S.
There’s no use pretending. I HATE science project questions!!!
My main gripe is that some kids fail to get the idea that a science project is about comparing different processes, methods, variables. The research literature you need has to do with what is already known about those variables, not about your particular combination of variables.
This series of blogs will summarize and highlight important portions of our recent white paper, The New York City DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative: Bridging the Gap Between High School and College, which you can view here.
By Judy G. There have been many libraries in my life beginning with the classically beautiful St. Paul Public Library that I would wander through (and use) when I was just a kid. It was and still is downtown. But when I got old enough to ride a bike, during summer vacations, I would also … Read more
By Mary Kelly and Holly Hibner
Book blogs are everywhere. One of the best features of technology is when readers can share with other readers. The love of books is shared by so many people across the web. These websites are great for everything from collection development, new releases, genre favorites and discussions. However, literary types tend to get a bit stuffy. We prefer something less precious and more about the greater landscape of entertainment. Preferably with a bookish touch.
By Kathy Y. Truthfully, I never thought I’d find myself working in a library. I wanted action so I went into the military shortly after graduating from college and action I got. When I got out, I worked for the county and then a private college. I didn’t really feel those jobs … if you … Read more
By Lucy A.
“In a library we are surrounded by many hundreds of dear friends…”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I stumbled upon this quote of Emerson’s, many years ago, and jotted it down – on one of those pieces of paper that people who don’t use tablets or phone lists to record things keep around them.