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Offline Professional Development: Planning a Flow Storytime

More offline professional development if you are working from home or sharing devices! Get started here! Now that you have a vetted best of the best storytime activity list, let’s do some storytime planning with it. You may already be … Continue reading

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Offline Professional Development: Top 40 List Evaluation

Thanks for waiting for me to get back to these posts! (Imagine, things being unpredictable right now, smh) By now you’ve put together a Top 40 List and looked closely at what was on it and now I’m going to … Continue reading

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Offline Professional Development: Top 40 List Assessment

Another exercise for those who need some offline work. Check in here to get started, and don’t forget to take your own time with these projects. This exercise starts with the Top 40 List, so if you haven’t made yours … Continue reading

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Offline Professional Development: Top 40 List

Hi team! I added a note to the intro post giving you permission to take your time with these exercises. Don’t feel like you need to keep up with these daily posts! Dig in & go slow. Today’s exercise: Top … Continue reading

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Offline Professional Development: Messaging Microscope

Here’s your next installment of some offline self directed exercises if you need some things to work on during your library closure. See the intro post here! Today your assignment is going to be to take a look at your … Continue reading

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Offline Professional Development: Storytime Mission Statement

First exercise! (See this post for more info) Write a mission statement for storytimes at your library. Why? Because we can’t make effective changes to improve our programs and services unless we know where we’re trying to go and what … Continue reading

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Mel’s Offline Non-Webinar Professional Storytime Development

(bc wtf 2020?) Hey team, I know we are all are struggling with the basics right now, but I hope this finds you safe and healthy. Many of us are dealing with brand new work from home situations or are … Continue reading

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Baby Storytime: Sleepy Sleepy

Earlier this week I tweeted about using the This is Big Big Big rhyme for the baby storytime I was subbing for, which prompted this discovery: So I had to go back and try to figure out when I wrote … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday: Big Ol Tree

Recently the amazing Amy at Catch the Possibilities posted a pic of her Valentine Tree (you can see versions on the Flannel Friday Pinterest here and here) and I just fell in love with the shape of her tree and … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday News!

Hi all! Here is a super long repost of the announcement I placed on Facebook at the beginning of the month! tl;dr: Flannel Friday is transitioning to a new method for collecting and sharing ideas! Believe it or not, Flannel … Continue reading

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