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Geddes Receives Gold in 2016 Modern Library Awards

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Raymond Geddes & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a gold award in LibraryWorks’ second annual Modern Library Awards (MLAs). The MLAs were created to recognize the top products in the library industry in a truly unbiased format.

Librarians across the country at public, K-12, ac...

Arts and Minecraft

Arts and Minecraft

An older crowd may look at a Minecraft game in action and wonder if it is a spin-off of Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" music video. Built as a 16-bit sandbox (or "free-roaming") game, Minecraft's crude graphics call Legos to mind. With few rules to restrict players, characters wander in a virtu...

The School Store at Brookwood Elementary

The Colt Caboodle is the school store run by 4th grade students at Brookwood Elementary School. Brooke Ahlers is part of a team of teacher sponsors that oversees the school store which is part of the school’s entrepreneurship program. She took a few moments to share more about their school store.

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Valentine's Day: Teaching with More Than Just Cards and Candy

Valentine's Day: Teaching with More Than Just Cards and Candy

Valentine's Day is celebrated differently throughout the world according to customs and traditions. In the United States, the holiday arouses different connotations as it is commonly associated with romantic love. Whereas the holiday inspires some to propose marriage, others suffer unrequited love...

Lessons for the Election Year

Lessons for the election year

Campaign fever is in the air! This year, the 2016 Presidential Election offers ample learning opportunities for students of all ages. The early grades will surely participate in many voting simulations as they choose among the best books in the classroom and their favorite storybook characters. As...

Belle Fourche Middle School Store

Kristy Messner is the coordinator of The Pencil Box, the school store at the Belle Fourche Middle School in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. She took a few moments to tell us about their school store.

Belle Fourche Middle School Store 1

“The Pencil Box is the name of our school store at the Belle Fourche Middle School. It is run by a...