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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: 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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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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Flannel Friday Round Up Placeholder 2/16/18

Placeholder is here! Add a link in the comments for this week’s ideas. If you want to try the new submissions process for Flannel Friday, read about it here or test it out: here’s the link to our Tumblr and … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up January 5, 2018

Happy New Year! Here are a few ideas to start off another awesome year of storytimes: Look ahead to Valentines Day already with Storytime with Miss Tara! She has a set to go with Love Monster and the Last Chocolate. … Continue reading

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New Year Wishes and Plans

Hey team, here we are in another year together, how awesome is that? As you can tell, Mel’s Desk has been pretty much in mothballs since I became a supervisor three years ago. I miss it so much but it’s … Continue reading

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Flannel Friday Round Up August 4, 2017

Hi team! It’s been so long since I was able to help out with Flannel Friday I am super happy to host this week! Three cheers for our three entries: As Kathryn says, “Not every child has a teddy bear … Continue reading

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