An Invitation to the Flannel Friday Crew

You have all provided such an incredible amount of interest, enthusiasm, and support to Flannel Friday this past year. I have loved watching it grow and especially loved seeing how everyone has jumped in and shared ownership of it. What a perfect testament to how we share and support each other in library youth services! Flannel Friday is NOT my baby. It has belonged to all of us, readers, lurkers, and bloggers, from the very beginning, and it means something different to each and every one of us.

If you’re reading this, my invitation is for YOU: whether you’re a veteran with 20 Flannel Friday posts on your blog or a newbie who has just come across us this week. I invite you to tell us—-in a blog post, a PUBYAC message, an email to me—-how Flannel Friday is important to you. Did you start a blog because of Flannel Friday? Did it give you a reason to try Twitter or Pinterest? Have you tried something new in storytime due to a Flannel Friday idea? Have you met a new colleague, online or in person?

What are you thankful for? What have you learned? What are you excited about?

There’s a lot more than cute felt mice and googly eyes going on here! Let’s make a record of it!

If you accept this invitation, take your time, there’s no rush. Think about it, get your ideas down, and then let me know where I can find your post or message (you can comment on this post or email me at melsdesk [at] comcast [dot] net), and in a few weeks or a month I will gather them together and share the links for us all to read.

I think it would be amazing to hear what everyone has to say.

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5 Responses to An Invitation to the Flannel Friday Crew

  1. sharon says:

    Flannelrific, or why I flannel Friday

  2. Catharine says:

    I look at flannel friday every week and share ideas with co workers. I have found some favorite new rhymes and songs and have made several flannel stories that I use in my family storytimes and babytimes. Thank you so much for putting together an inspiring and colorful collection of ideas 🙂

  3. Nicole says:

    Thanks for starting this project. I’m a relatively new (and easily bored) children’s librarian who does 4 storytimes a week, and up until I found Flannel Friday, I was very ambivalent about flannelboards in storytime. Mainly because I was relying on a stash of flannelboards put together by my predecessor (most were in the “5 Little ___” vein; I can only take so much of that).

    You’ve and your cohorts have provided a lot of inspiration to me over this past year! I’m a lot more excited about flannelboards now, and I’m very appreciative of how well they work for storytelling. The kids really love them, and I love using them. Thank you!

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  5. Andrea says:

    My reflections and how Flannel Friday has fit in with an overall goal of sharing more:

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