Did you know…the earliest known snow skiers were from 8000 B.C. in the Altay region of China? However there is some dispute on this as others have said skiing started in Scandinavia. Read all about the history of skiing in National Geographic Virtual Library’s “The World’s First Skiers.” Check it out or call your rep for more information.
Gale is continually updating and adding new content to our In Context products, ensuring that they offer timely, authoritative, useful information. The items below were added or updated during the week of October 6, 2014.
By Debra M. I fell in love with reading and books early on, and really became a voracious reader in third grade. We didn’t have much of a school library, so I used our public library in Jackson, MS as own personal bookstore. In college I was majoring in education, and while home for summer … Read more
Did you know…that when it comes to music, Rock is such a broad category people organize the definition around a genre? Examples include Elvis Presley was Rockabilly, Bob Dylan as folk, Public Enemy as rappers and even Madonna who was considered a disco diva. Read all about it in GVRL’s What is Rock? The Birth of Rock & Roll: Music in the 1950s Through the 1960s. Check it out or call your rep for more information.
By Margot H.
My 5th-grader loves her school librarian, Miss S., who is quirky in the best possible ways. We often see her around town, walking while reading a book. Her newly hatched chicks are always a big draw at Back-to-School-Night. And Miss S. has a special knack for helping each student find the perfect book.
Last week, my daughter came home from school excited to share a story involving the librarian and our beloved Monterey Bay Aquarium.
By Christe H. Our school library has taken many turns in the 20 years I have been here. Going from a classroom, to an expansion where we rubbed elbows with construction workers, and moved the books 4 times; to a catastrophe when our school caught fire and the school was closed for one year. When … Read more
By Sandy S. I have always had a love affair with libraries. The architecture, the scent of old and new books mixed with copier toner, the always cool and somewhat drafty feel of the air still permeate my childhood memories. My affection was born there, but it did not mature until college. While attending Baylor … Read more
By Kristen R. The Marist Academic Resource Center (ARC) launched three new reading initiatives this school year with huge success. Circulation continues to increase, the school added a second book club to accommodate all the student interest in books, and the annual book budget was increased in order to offer additional reading materials. The ARC … Read more
By Margaux D.
This is my story, what a great journey it has been!
I am a total geek and am so proud of it! Growing up I spent every free moment of my weekends and summers at the library. In college I used to cut the classes that I did not enjoy to hole up in the library and read for hours on end. The library has always been a comforting place for me and continues to welcome and nurture me like the supportive arms of a best friend.
By Marie P. During high school and college, I was fortunate to work in the Children’s Department of my local library. As an Economics major, I was going to Wall Street after college and going to make “real money”. That never happened because I became a US Navy wife and my career became whatever job … Read more