Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Alice in Wonderland and more added to Cinema Image Gallery

We are delighted to announce that from today, Cinema Image Gallery subscribers can access more than 5,200 brand-new images from movies and television shows as diverse as Alice in Wonderland, Iron Man 2, City Island, Shutter Island, and Jersey Shore. 

In all, more than 350 new films and shows have been added, with a total of more than 2,200 new images between them. We have also added images to movies and shows already in the database, including Book of Eli and the Star Trek movies.

Don't forget that Cinema Image Gallery also links to your catalog's video collection, making it more easily accessible by your patrons. It's also an ideal resource for summer art projects, quizzes, costume party ideas, and pure entertainment for your library's patrons.

If you don't already subscribe to Cinema Image Gallery, click here to find out how to get a free trial.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Kite Activities for Summer with Omnifile

If you're looking for summer activity projects for primary grade children, check out "Let's Go Fly a Kite," an article from the March/April issue of Instructor, available in full text on Omnifile. In this article, the writer suggests a number of activities that help with art skills, basic geography, and math, as well as providing a good starting point for discussing Chinese culture, an opportunity for shared learning, and a chance for kids to have fun.

The article "Kite Explorations," in the September 2006 edition of Science and Children, also offers recommendations for books that can be used to harness children's excitement about kites and connect that excitement to investigations relating to wind, technology, and the design of experiments.

You can find the full text of these articles, as well as many more ideas for summer activities for children of all ages, in Omnifile. 

You can also find many more pictures of kites and other flying machines in Art Museum Image Gallery.