See You in St. Louie!

The Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) Spring Conference is just a few days away (April 13-15).  We hope to see many of you there!  In preparation for conference, here are a few “Gateway-related” items to remember: * YA Author Jonathan Maberry will be in attendance!  Mr. Maberry’s zombie apocalypse title Rot and Ruin won … Continue reading

2014-2015 Gateway Grant

Do you wish more of your students had access to the Gateway award books?  Have recent budget cuts prevented you from purchasing the award nominees for your library? Each year the Missouri Association of School Librarians sponsor a book grant for each of the Reader Award programs.  Schools in which the librarian is a member … Continue reading

The Preliminary List is Out!

All you reader selectors out there – the prelim list is out!  We’re also attaching the reader selector letter.  Feel free to share that with any of your student reader selectors. 2014-2015 Gateway List of 25 Gateway_letter_to_reader-selectors_2013   Happy reading!

Summer Reading & Gateway

I got the email below from Margaret Sullivan (former Gateway Chair) & thought it was a fantastic idea.  She very kindly agreed to let me share it. Enjoy! Amy,   Here’s an idea we’re trying at my school. We have a representative from the public library here today signing kids up for the summer reading … Continue reading

Gateway – By the Numbers

This year we had 3899 votes. A break down of the top three places is available via our listserv. Our numbers are down from previous years.  So, please, please. please get the word out & promote!    We realize our nominees tend to be longer than students who have participated in other readers award programs … Continue reading