Monday, February 15, 2010

Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics opening ceremony was on Friday, officially kicking off the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is an exciting time for sports fans, and many young kids and teens become enamored with certain athletes or sports and want to learn all they can about them.  Enter the librarian!  The Olympics are an excellent way for librarians to connect with young patrons by providing various resources on the Olympics and winter sports in general. Here are some great resources, both electronic and print, to get you started:

  • 2010 Vancouver Olympics- official site of the Olympic Games, provides clear bios of the athletes and various teams, as well as a current medal count.  It also lists the schedule of the events.
  • Olympics Games- The Official Website of the Olympic Movement, provides information about the sports from both the Summer and Winter Olympics.
  • NBC Olympics- website of the news network broadcasting most of the action from the Games. 
  • Olympic Games Crafts- fun crafts for younger patrons
These are just a few suggestions to get you started.  Have fun watching and reading about the Olympics, and Go USA!!