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A few months ago, I was able to participate in a Book Talk Week at my daughters’ old elementary school library. I visited with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade groups, and I wanted to do something a little different. I … Continue reading
Yikes, that was a long gap in posts! I had thought I would have a little breathing room between “end of the winter quarter” and “end of school year mayhem,” but April went by in a hurry over here. I’m … Continue reading
One question that comes up again and again when I talk with people about storytime is the best way to include music. Recently Julie, Anna, and Kendra all wrote great posts about singing in storytime. (Special thanks to Julie, who … Continue reading
I am so proud and happy to announce that I have been named one of Library Journal’s 2013 class of Movers & Shakers. Congratulations to everyone on this year’s list; it is an honor to be recognized with you. To … Continue reading
Good morning! Today I’m over at the ALSC Blog talking about how I’m using Evernote to keep track of my storytime files. Have a great weekend!
I started library school in 1993. My class was the last to be taught cataloging for both MARC and cards; online research meant carefully crafted, exquisitely timed search strategies performed in dial-up paid-for-by-the-minute databases; and we wrote out http://www like … Continue reading
Go ahead, be jealous that your 14-year-old daughter didn’t make a Cat in the Hat Hat-with-Fish-Bowl out of duct tape for YOU.
I’m just pointing you to two cool projects today: Flannel Friday will be celebrating our 2nd anniversary in March! SPECIAL ROUND UP MARCH 8 Sharon at Rain Makes Applesauce has a special invitation: write a blog post to answer the … Continue reading
When you get discouraged, when your list is too long, when storytime is a disaster, when no one shows up for an awesome program, how do you recharge? There are lots of ways to give yourself a boost, but one … Continue reading