Posted by tspicer on 06.06.12
What's free, downloadable, awesome and helps you find award-winning books for teens?! Give up? It's the Teen Book Finder App by YALSA (Young Adult Librarians Services Association)!
Two reasons to LOVE the app:
1) You can create a 'Favorite's list' of books that you are a fan of or want to read. This reminded me of the also awesome Entertainment Weekly App, which has the same feature. Surprisingly, in its 'Top 10 Things We Love This Week' listing on EW's app, there are a high percentage of books for teens!
2) I loved the different awards lists you can browse in the app . . . check out the Alex Awards (best books written for adults but with Teen appeal! So. Cool.
Since we are feeling all App-ey today, you have to download the library's app. Best feature: You can scan books in Barnes and Noble or any other place, see if our library owns it and put a hold on it!
Posted by tspicer on 05.25.12
I found this video a little while back and it still amazes me. This artist creates paintings by dropping globs of paint into a bed of water and manipulates the paint into interesting shapes. The video is a little long, but stick around if you don't have anywhere to go because the end result is really amazing!