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More of…Web 2.0 for kids by Kat Blair
Thursday, October 25, 2007, 2:55 pm
Filed under: Libraries, teen | Tags: , ,

Thanks again to Bonnie Peirce, our facilitator, for sharing the partial list below. Her intent was to help motivate the librarians to engage media learners that come into the library using 

Bookmarks for Web 2.0: Applications for Children’s Services

Dynamic Subject Directory Creation

Make Your Library
Online presentation by Jason Griffey presented on February 22, 2007, by Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, as part of the Five Weeks to a Social Library series of online workshops.

Teen Web – Nashville Public Library

An example of a library using a tag cloud to direct teens to resources from the library web page.

Creating Library Subject Directories using


Created for Libcamp Boston by Brian Herzog, here is one method for using to create dynamic subject guides of web resources for a library’s Model : Social Networking Strategies for Libraries              Implementation tips for libraries incorporating into their organization.

Advertisements workshop on Web 2.0: Applications for Childrens Services by Kat Blair
Thursday, October 18, 2007, 2:20 pm
Filed under: children, Libraries, Newark | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Thanks to Bonnie Peirce, our facilitator, for sharing the partial list below. Her intent was to help motivate the librarians to engage media learners that come into the library. 

Bookmarks for Web 2.0: Applications for Children’s Services

Search Engines for Children

Quintura for Kids
A visual and intuitive search engine with interactive tag clouds using the cloud-result search technology, See & Find.  Five pre-set searches for science, games, TV, music, and animals.  Simple search query box and interactive tag clouds arrange topics into groups and subgroups for easy browsing. Search results based on Yahoo Safe Search Results.

Ask for Kids

A search engine using natural language technology which allows children to ask questions and search by selecting from a list of questions related to the topic in which they are interested. Quick links to reference resources, games, and news resources.

Yahoo Kids


Formerly Yahooligans. Search and Browse kid-friendly sites and media appropriate for children in grades 2-7.

Google Safe Search


Basic search box for searching the web. Select preferences to set Safe Search filtering options for explicit text and images. For guide to special search features, visit Google Help Center:

 Custom Search Engine Design Tools

Google Custom Search Engine

Create a customized search engine for your web page or blog tailored to the topics and sources you value utilizing google. Customize the look, specify the sites to include in searches, and invite people to contribute to your tailored search engine. Free and easily done in two easy steps. You must create a google account or have a gmail account to use.



Create a custom search engine by restricting the sites searched to those you trust. No programming involved. Customize the layout, add blogs and news sites, and add sites to your search engine on the fly by installing the Rollbar bookmarklet in your browser.

Come see our Tole Art display! by maryjane16
Saturday, October 13, 2007, 12:14 pm
Filed under: community, Libraries, Newark


We currently have a beautiful display of Tole painting in our display case. The display was put together by the Northern California Decorative Artisits. These artists have painted their designs on everything from boxes, to stones, to wood. One piece even won an award at the Alameda County Fair. The detail in the work is really quite amazing. Come see for yourself at the Library and maybe you too can learn to create masterpieces of your own.

Teen Gaming Night by Kat Blair
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 2:17 pm
Filed under: Events, Libraries, teen | Tags: , , , ,

    Pizza and soda…TEENS, this is for you! Teen GamingOur first Teen Gaming Night on Saturday, October 13, 2007 from 6-9 p.m. We are having a Madden 2008 Tournament, there will be online games and Dance Dance Revolution.

    Registration is required so call the Information Desk at 510-795-2627 (x 7) or come in and say “I’m there!”

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