Thank You to Jbrary!

Last fall 5 children’s library bloggers generously donated their time and blogs to help promote the new Bell Awards by talking about books they liked for each of the five Bell Award categories. This week I’m finally posting my belated thanks. Each day I will highlight one of the great blogs from the tour, link to what they wrote for the tour, as well as some posts I like from each blog.

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Jbrary is the work of two wonderful children’s librarians, Lindsey and Dana. Jbrary is not even 1 year old but it has already slipped to the top of the list of indispensable storytime planning sites, pulling storytime themes together with books, songs, rhymes, and a few flannelboards too! Jbrary contributed to the blog tour by writing about, naturally, the sing category.

They are always adding to their storytime song & rhyme YouTube channel, where of course my favorite playlist is for Baby Storytime Resources! I don’t care how long you’ve been doing baby storytime, there must be something new to you on this list!

There are more and more storytime blogs with plans and routines for us to draw on, but it is still rarer to find posts that discuss process or rationale. Check out Lindsey’s walkthrough of how she plans her toddler storytimes–she includes a download of her planning sheet!

And they’ve even taken time from their awesome videos to contribute a couple of feltboard ideas to Flannel Friday. 🙂

Thank you, Jbrary!

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