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Minitex News articles tagged with "Ebooks Minnesota" (24):

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Ebooks Minnesota is celebrating 5 years

Feb 22, 2021

On February 28th of this year Ebooks Minnesota will be celebrating its 5th year as a Minitex program, thanks in part to MDE and State Library Services. What began as a pilot program in 2016 with just over 3,500 titles, has grown in scope and content to a whopping 11,000+ books. The best part is that it continues to grow.
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Ebooks Minnesota statistics available for 2020

Feb 8, 2021

Ebooks Minnesota statistics are now available by city and public library group for the 2020 calendar year. If you're interested in seeing the number of users or sessions in your community you can access the data at Ebooks Minnesota usage by city or public library group, January 1–December 31, 2020.
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Black History Month resources in ELM

Feb 5, 2021

Check out the Black History Month resources in eLibrary Minnesota.
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Multicultural Children's Book Day is January 29th

Jan 27, 2021

January 29, 2021, is celebrated as Multicultural Children's Book Day, a day to "not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity but to get more of these books into classrooms and libraries."
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Celebrate Black History Month with Ebooks Minnesota

Jan 26, 2021

From the Civil Rights Movement to Michelle Obama, from Rosa Parks to Langston Hughes, from the Buffalo Soldiers to Stokely Carmichael, African Americans have contributed to the United States in countless ways and we celebrate them in February, as we should every month of the year, with Black History Month.
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Books about the earth and our environment

Jan 21, 2021

Are your students learning about planet Earth? Maybe they're writing a report on global warming or oceans and forests. Or maybe they're learning about the impact humans make on the environment and aspects of climate change. Ebooks Minnesota has many books about these and other topics surrounding planet Earth.
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Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 11, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s life and legacy. We can read and learn about him while encouraging one another to work to improve our communities.
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Diverse children's books in Ebooks Minnesota

Dec 22, 2020

Just as books are important to children, so too is diversity in children's books. Reading books about different cultures, religions, backgrounds, and people can help to instill love and inspire acceptance. This can happen anytime. During playtime, before bed, or anytime in between, a diverse book can be a great way to start the conversation and create a new way of thinking without children even realizing it.
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Ebooks MN: Pursuing what’s next

Dec 10, 2020

This fall Minitex conducted an environmental assessment of Ebooks MN, to take an intentional look at where the program stands within the context of the ebooks environment in Minnesota. The outcomes will help us pursue what’s next for Ebooks MN, including within a vendor RFP.
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Holidays: A Sampling from Around the World in Ebooks Minnesota

Dec 7, 2020

From America to Scandinavia to the Far East, people celebrate holidays with special rituals and festivities. Holidays are an essential part of any students learning. This curation, in Ebooks Minnesota, introduces them to diverse cultures, gives them a global perspective, and can help them make ELA and social studies connections.