Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Great Outdoors Month!

Great Outdoors Month--celebrated in June--is a time to celebrate and experience America's natural beauty. Visit USA.gov's link to Recreation.gov to find thousands of places in the U.S. to bike, boat, camp, climb, hike, and enjoy many other activities!



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Staff Picks

Summer Reading Guide

From the nonprofit literacy organization Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), this compilation of summer reading resources includes suggestions for family activities (such as a "book-nic"), summer reading tips, and reading lists for children. The "Travel Reads" list features books with settings in many U.S. states and some international locations.

Also, check out Alcuin and Clemens Reads to find fun books to read over the summer!


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(Copyright © 2007, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)

A Continuing Study of American Youth

This website constitutes "an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students, college students, and young adults." In addition to background about the study, the site contains survey results and related publications, most focusing on drug use and trends. Conducted at the Survey Research Center in the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health.

(Copyright © 2007, Librarians' Internet Index, LII)


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Internet Resources

Monday, June 04, 2007

Find Cheapest Gas Prices

Find the cheapest gas prices in your area using USA.gov's link to fueleconomy.gov.


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VirtualTourist

Outside contributors create the opinionated but useful text of this travel site. Editors screen for grammar and spelling and try to weed out fraudulent postings but, overall, prospective vacationers get a candid view of destinations worldwide. Includes postings for hotels, restaurants, attractions, nightlife, shopping, and transportation for areas around the world. "Every tip on VirtualTourist is linked to a member's profile."


(Copyright © 2007, Librarians' Internet Index)



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Cartoon America: A Library of Congress Exhibition

Dozens of drawings selected from the collection of editorial cartoonist James Arthur Wood, Jr. "These selections reflect Wood's primary collecting interests and strengths and the vitality of an innovative and evolving art form that includes political illustrations, gag cartoons, comic strips, illustrations, animation, and caricature." Note: Some images are not available because the Library of Congress does not have permission to display the images online.

(Copyright © 2007, Librarians' Internet Index)


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