Monthly Archives: June 2021

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe


ViewSpace: Discover the Universe Carolyn Slivinski, Space Telescope Science Institute "YOU ARE WATCHING VIEWSPACE"—these words are the welcome message that lets you know you have been provided a window to explore our planet, solar system, galaxy, and universe. ViewSpace is a broadly accessible web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science. Supported by NASA as part of NASA's Universe of Learning, ViewSpace is developed by a team of scientists, educators and communication specialists who collaborate to ensure that content is accurate, up-to-date, engaging, relevant, and accessible to a wide audience; it helps learners explore fundamental [...]

ViewSpace: Discover the Universe2021-06-21T08:18:35-06:00

The Joy in Learning


written by Terri McDougal, Head of Children’s Services at Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston, West Virginia   “It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” -Leo F. Buscaglia   It has been a difficult year for so many people.  In my library system, the Kanawha County Public Library in West Virginia, we have not yet resumed in-person programming.  Many families are still not visiting our libraries because while adults are vaccinated against COIVD-19, children under the age of 12 are not.  We have seen many [...]

The Joy in Learning2021-06-16T13:30:57-06:00

Lessons Learned from a Pandemic


written by Terri McDougal, Head of Children's Services at Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston, West Virginia   As was the case around the country, the COVID-19 global pandemic struck hard in West Virginia.  Not necessarily in the number of cases or number of lives lost, in comparison to other areas of the United States, but in terms of other factors.  These include the closing of schools, churches, businesses, and yes, public libraries.  The economic devastation in a state that was already struggling is staggering.  Add in other factors such as the ongoing opioid crisis, the loss of population as people move [...]

Lessons Learned from a Pandemic2021-06-04T13:49:48-06:00
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