2. Things are getting real on The Great American Read! Tune in on September 11th for their first episode of the season, and set the rest of the series to tape. I printed out the librarian/educator’s guide, so stop by and take a look.
3. It is still technically summer, so here is Obama’s Summer Reading List if you missed it...
4. Did you know you could get free admission to dozens of NYC cultural institutions just by using your library card?
5. Would you like free hands-on PD opportunities focused on digital media?
6. Banned Books Week 2018 runs from September 23rd-29th. Resist censorship and dive into one of these books during that week and all year long.
7. The NYPL is posting classic stories on Instagram.
8. For the first time in 22 years, the American Academy of Poets is sponsoring a contest for high school students to create their National Poetry Month poster that gets sent out to over 100,000 schools, libraries, and bookstores. Spread the word to your students (entries due by 10/31) and find the details here.
9. Want to fill your bookshelves and make a difference at the same time? Head to Brooklyn Public Library’s Big Brooklyn Book Sale on October 20th at their Central Branch.
10. Don’t forget to use the New York Times’ Learning Network!
11. JSTOR has plenty of Open Content for both you and your students.
12. PBS Learning Media has a special database of free resources, specially curated for teachers in New York.
13. Enrich both your school and professional lives by attending free (sometimes!) cultural events in our City. Check out the fall rosters for the Museum of the City of New York, NYPL, The Brooklyn Historical Society, The New York Historical Society, and the 92Y!
14. As of three days ago, Flipgrid is now free for all educators!