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Flannel Friday Round Up: July 29, 2016

Welcome to Flannel Friday! Liberry Becca has a lovely summer firefly set–fabulous details on her colorful fireflies, and a wonderfully realistic looking jar to catch them in! She includes links to several rhymes and her own fireflies storytime. PLUS she … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday: Things That Go (pt 2)

I couldn’t resist adding more to the Things That Go set I started a couple of months ago! Here’s what I started with: Plane & Sky Rocket & Space Train & Tracks Ship & Ocean Car & Road Tonight I … Continue reading

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Library Cheer

Awhile ago Bryce asked a few people she knew if they’d be willing to make a Summer Reading pep talk video, just for fun, that she could share with the staff at her libraries to cheer them on. Cheer??? Yes, … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up: Friday, June 3, 2016

Happy June! I hope everyone’s summer is starting SMOOTHLY and GENTLY!!! Here are our fab entries for this week’s roundup: Kathryn has Rainbow Bubbles at Fun with Friends at Storytime. LOVE her idea to use tissue paper, which makes the … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday: In the Garden

I made this set earlier this year and thank goodness I never posted it because now I have something new for the round up I’m hosting this week! A few years ago I bought all three of the McDonald/Gershator board … Continue reading

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Two Years In

Today is my two-year anniversary of becoming a supervisor and working with a team of storytime providers and early literacy staff at my library! Yesterday I posted this to Facebook, and I wanted to share it here too: Thursday is … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday: Things That Go (pt 1)

I didn’t quite get this finished in time–either the set OR this post! But this is what I have so far for a version of the Where Does This Go? matching game that Miss Mary Liberry posted FIVE YEARS AGO … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up April 15, 2016

Hi team! Yay I have the round up this week! UPDATE 4/16: I did not think it was possible but someone was up even later than me! Jessica posted a link and I missed it, but you should NOT! It’s … Continue reading

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Please Vote for our Conversation Starter!

A couple of months ago, Marge Loch-Wouters suggested that she and I propose a Conversation Starter for ALA Annual 2016 on being intentional about managing our professional and personal time by saying “no” to opportunities. Guess what, I said yes! … Continue reading

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20 Years of Storytime

In January I posted this pic in Instagram with the caption “2016 = twenty years of planning storytime.” In 1995 I graduated library school, and in early 1996 I landed my first library job and was given a weekly storytime, … Continue reading

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