Each year the American Library Association (ALA) honors books, videos, and other outstanding materials for children and teens. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the prestigious Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Book Awards, guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. Selected by committees composed of librarians and other literature and media experts, the awards encourage original and creative work in the field of children’s and young adult literature and media.
The 2021 Youth Media Award announcements will take place on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at 8 a.m. CT during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits virtual conference. Libraries, schools, and book lovers worldwide are welcome to follow results by visiting ALA’s streaming platform at http://ala.unikron.com, or ALA’s social media channels, including Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter, by following hashtag #alayma.
Design Robots with Inflatables
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00-1:00PM ET
In this workshop, we’ll cover the new PLIX Inflatables activity, which makes use of the power of air to create and inflate pneumatic/soft robotic/mechanical designs using low- or no-cost upcycled materials. Read more about our Inflatables co-design process in our forum!
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Sort Ecosystems with Urban Ecology
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 12:00-1:00PM ET
The PLIX Urban Ecology Activity Series is composed of three independent activities that all focus on the ecosystem processes of urban and suburban settings. This training briefly covers how to get started with these three activities as well as how you might remix them to suit the needs and interests of your community!
PLIX Community Call
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 12:00-1:00PM ET
Join us for a PLIX community call! We’ll share updates about PLIX, hear from community members running activities for their library, and plan for our Facilitating Creative Learning Workshop.