This is an updated list that began with links to help with storytime planning collected from PUBYAC listserv members five years ago. Thanks to all of you who spend some of your precious time writing and posting about your storytime ideas and plans, to the benefit of the entire library community. You rock.
This list contains storytime blogs, wikis, websites, and related resources, plus preschool planning sites for songs, crafts, and activities. I am working on a large update this summer (2014) and slowly adding new links. Last updated:
September 15, 2014 = 6 new blogs.
August 30, 2014 = 6 new blogs.
[hiatus to frantically adjust to new job]
June 19, 2014 = 5 new blogs.
June 13, 2014 = 7 new blogs.
If your own blog is not here, or you have a favorite that’s not on this list, please let me know! Conversely, if I added you and you do not wish to be on this list and/or in the custom search, let me know so I can remove you immediately.
Searching the Resources
This search box is a Custom Google Search. I have set it to search through all the sites listed in the Blogs, Wikis, and Sites categories below. The few sites in those categories that are not included for logistical reasons are noted with an asterisk. If you notice your site is not being included properly in the search results, please let me know and I’ll look for a fix.
Tips for using the search: this is the free version, so there will be ad sites listed first in your results. We have noted a fair amount of duplication in the results. Anne at So Tomorrow suggests that you include “storytime” in your search (eg, “pigs and storytime”), to weed out posts with book reviews. If you have any feedback or other search suggestions, please leave me a comment somewhere!
STORYTIME, FLANNEL FRIDAY, AND YOUTH SERVICES BLOGS