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“Read conmigo” gives away children books to families to promote bilingualism

The literacy program, sponsored by Infitity Insurance, provides parents with learning tools to improve the learning environment at home.

Lorito Books, a Leader in Children's Bilingual Audiobooks

Lorito Books’ President, Pam Fochtman, worked in the audiobook industry for several years as Sales Manager for Landmark Audiobooks, a distributor serving the library market. Requests for audiobooks in Spanish provided her with the idea for Lorito Books, and graduate studies at the University of Denver in Latin American trade and economics reinforced her vision. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and volunteered at an orphanage in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, for several years. She is currently a member of the Institute for International Education and works with Friendship Bridge, an NGO that provides microcredit for indigenous women in Guatemala.

Banned Books Week: Celebrating 30 Years of Liberating Literature

The annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment, takes place September 30 to October 6 and it is sponsored by American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; the American Library Association; American Society of Journalists and Authors, among others.

Días de Cine continues to present “Los años bárbaros” until September 2nd

The movie, based on Manuel Lamana's “Otros hombres,” is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until September 2nd. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

Tintafresca latest newsletter is now available

Read in this issue an interview with Leopoldo Brizuela, Premio Alfaguara 2012; plus news and book reviews like Jaime Bayly's latest novel, “Escupirán sobre mi tumba,” and Charles Samuel's “Chicharito”.

“Cincuenta Sombras de Grey / Fifty Shades of Grey” by E.L. James and published by Vintage Books is #1 best selling title in Spanish in the US for week 33

Nielsen BookScan, part of the Nielsen Company (US) LLC, and America Reads Spanish (ARS) present the free, weekly list of the Spanish bestseller titles in the US Market for week 33 of 2012 (week ending 08/19/2012).

Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant applications are now being accepted

The library that develops the best public awareness campaign using the National Library Week theme will be awarded $3,000 to promote its library and library services. The grand is sponsored by Scholastic Library Publishing, a division of Scholastic. The deadline to submit applications is Sept. 30.

Call for presentation proposals for HACU’s 10th International Conference are now open

Speaker proposals will be accepted until October 15th. The International Conference will take place February 27 through March 1, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas.

Días de Cine will be presenting “Los años bárbaros” for the next two weeks

The movie, based on Manuel Lamana's “Otros hombres,” is featured at the Días de Cine Reading Club until September 2nd. This initiative is sponsored by the America Reads Spanish program and the American Library Association to promote literature and the Spanish language in American libraries and universities.

American Library Association releases 'Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries'

The report describes general features and attributes of the current e-book environment, outlines constraints and restrictions of current business models, and suggests opportunities for publishers to showcase content through public libraries.

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