What’s the Source?

I hope you are all continuing to have a great summer. Today, one of our favorite authors, Deborah Wiles, wrote on her blog about the difficulty of finding the sources for photographs. She also wrote about how it can be difficult to wait until the end of a piece of work to start tracking down all of the sources.

As we start to think about a new school year beginning, let’s explore ways of keeping track of the sources that we use for our research projects. If you already have a favorite way, post a comment and share what it is.  I’m sure we’ll come up with some creative ways to create bibliographies throughout the year.

Be sure to check out Deborah Wiles’s blog post, too.

Visit a State Park


I hope you are all having a great summer. I’m busier than I expected to be, but I’m still finding time to read my stack of books that I showed everyone before the school year ended.

Today as I was visiting the Athens Regional Library’s webpage, I was reminded of a great resource that they have. You can check out a pass to visit any of GA’s state parks. All you need is your library card and a way to get to the park. Here are the details:

ParkPass Library Loan Program
Get out. Get dirty. Get fit.

With a valid library card you can borrow a Georgia State Parks Annual ParkPass and an individual Historic Sites Visitors Pass for up to 7 days. The ParkPass exempts you from paying the daily parking fee at state parks and the Historic Sites Visitors Pass exempts one visitor from admission fees to any state historic site in the state.

A copy of the Guide to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites featuring descriptions, photos, directions and a map of all locations is included.

So take your family or yourself to a state park or historic site and see how much fun being outdoors can be. Come discover the treasures of Georgia in your own backyard.

For more information about this program, ask your librarian.

For more information about Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites visit http://www.GeorgiaStateParks.org.

For more information about outdoor activities and events visit http://www.GetOutdoorsGeorgia.org.