Redesign the Future of Education with ESSER Funds

|By Heather Bassett| As schools settle into the new year, educators return to prepandemic conditions: fewer masks and less social distancing, but with much greater expectations to reinvent education and much greater obstacles to reintegrate students into the social and academic aspects of school. Education is not like it was in 2019. The recent National … Read more

Banned Books Week: What Students Should Know

|By Elizabeth Mohn| Every September, the American Library Association (ALA) celebrates controversial books and people’s enjoyment of them during Banned Books Week. Usually held during the last full week of September,  Banned Books Week 2022 is September 18–24. The ALA began to commemorate Banned Books Week in the 1980s, when the organization noticed an increase … Read more

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Focus on Baseball

| By J. Robert Parks | Fifty years ago this year, one of the most significant baseball players of his generation died when his plane crashed on a humanitarian mission on December 31, 1972. Roberto Clemente isn’t as well known as the iconic Jackie Robinson, but Clemente’s importance as both a baseball player and a … Read more

Vitamin Supplements

| By Brenda W. Lerner, RN, ALB | Significant findings about vitamin supplements have been released within the past few months, and their publication has created some confusion about whether Americans who take a daily multivitamin should continue to do so. Soon after a new evidence report prepared for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force … Read more

British Monarch Reads in Large Print

| By Thorndike Press Staff | The end of Queen Elizabeth II’s era may bring some interested readers to your public library. Remember, large print is an easy-to-read format for anyone who wants a break from screen time. The bigger font and fewer words on a page can even help keep readers engaged and awake. … Read more

Gale Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

| By Elizabeth Mohn | Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 each year, and this celebration is a perfect opportunity for teachers to help students learn about more members of this important, influential group. Gale In Context: Middle School has engaging, up-to-date resources teachers can use to help students … Read more

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

| By Carol Brennan | National Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off on September 15, 2022, and Gale In Context: Biography has been a phenomenal resource for students, teachers, and lifelong learners on this topic since the introductory volumes of Gale’s Contemporary Hispanic Biography and Notable Hispanic American Women were published in the early 1990s. Today, … Read more

New Gale Fellowships Advance Digital Scholarship

| By Gale Staff | Gale has been at the forefront of supporting digital scholarship for many years. Over the past decade, we have worked with the academic community to understand the use of Gale Primary Sources in text- and data-mining projects, and the common challenges they face. We developed Gale Digital Scholar Lab in … Read more

Promoting Adult Education and Family Literacy

| By Gale Staff | During National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (September 18–24), you have a chance to promote the many ways your library supports these important, mission-critical functions. In addition to helping adults build their foundational skills, the National Coalition for Literacy aptly broadens adult education activities to include developing computer skills, … Read more

September 2022 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