Meet Daniel Hale Williams

| By Gale Staff | Educators understand the value of sharing role models with their students. Integrating inspirational stories into lesson planning can increase student engagement and may even spark curiosity in a field that students haven’t considered before. First, however, students must have a chance to see themselves within these narratives. Too often, the … Read more

Helping Students Research and Understand the Opioid Crisis 

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Learning about current events helps students understand more about their communities and other communities around the world. In the United States and numerous other countries, the opioid epidemic and its effects have been important news events for years. However, new factors and developments mean that the story is constantly evolving. … Read more

Bring Shark Week Into the Classroom

| By Gale Staff | Each July, for more than 30 years, the Discovery Channel has captivated Americans with its high-drama, documentary-style programming about sharks. Whether you’re an armchair marine biologist or are just seeking the thrill of fear before your trip to the beach this summer, Shark Week is both educational and undeniably fascinating. … Read more

Pride Month Is for Everyone

| By Gale Staff | For nearly 25 years, people in the United States have celebrated Pride Month. Each June, in honor of 1969’s Stonewall Uprising, people who identify as LGBTQ+ and their allies take to the streets for parades and festivals in major cities across the country. It’s a time to remember the individuals … Read more

May 2023 LibraryReads, Indie Next Picks, and Bestsellers

| By Thorndike Press Staff | Every month, LibraryReads shares the top ten books that librarians across the country love; the monthly Indie Next List compiles recommendations from knowledgeable U.S. independent booksellers. Many New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers and bestselling authors are also releasing in large print this month. Thorndike Press is happy to share that the following titles … Read more

Engage Young Learners with New Features in Miss Humblebee’s Academy

| By Gale Staff | With Gale Presents: Miss Humblebee’s Academy, libraries can offer young learners a supportive and comprehensive learning platform unlike any other online preschool program. This fun, inviting, and safe environment includes hundreds of online and offline activities to prepare children ages three to six for kindergarten proficiency. On May 31, 2023, … Read more

June Is for the Planet

| By Gale Staff | April may have Earth Day and Arbor Day, but why limit our love for the planet to one month? This June, K-12 teachers can bring World Oceans Day and World Environment Day into their classrooms, broadening their students’ curiosity and appreciation for our Earth. Monday, June 5, is World Environment … Read more