School Library Journal Review

“Scooter Hayes uses hip-hop as an innovative way to introduce young fans to the library and its services. All but one song are rap/hip-hop tunes; the other is heavy metal. The album begins with “Old Man Intro” in which an elderly man rants about too much noise in the library. Hayes continues with songs about library cards; Melvil Dewey; book drops, reference services, story times, library technology, scanners, and the Dewey Decimal system. “Evil Librarian” has sinister organ music in the background, while “Bookmobile” is infused with a Latin sound. A good resource for school and public libraries.”

– School Library Journal (December, 2012)

Melvil Dewey Library Hip Hop CD!

Containing 15 tracks of super fly library hip hop songs for kids, Melvil Dewey teaches children the importance of libraries in our communities, advocates reading and introduces basic library skills.  His first single, The Dewey Decimal Rap, has nearly 450,000 hits on YouTube and is being distributed worldwide by McGraw-Hill in 2012.  Complete with book turntables, a rapping book drop and golden library cards, this high-energy hip hop album empowers children to speak up for their library and encourages them to become lifelong readers.  An album like this one has been long overdue.

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