Daily Archives: June 25, 2011

Holy Hera!

Heard at Egyptians and Romans and Greeks, Oh My (Gods!), Holy, Hera! This is quite the crowd! Think Rick Riordan is all it takes to bring Percy Jackson to life? Think again! An overflow crowd turned out to hear Rick, … Continue reading

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The Red Cape Event of the Season

The poopiest place to be at #ALA11 tonight was the Super Diaper Baby 2 party. Here are some highlights:Tinkle tinis and hot dogs were served. Yes, tinkle tinis – get it?The super awesome and talented Dav Pilkey signed copies of … Continue reading

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Learning about Sensory Storytimes at #ala11

Many children with Autism Spectrum Disorders are visiting our libraries.  Many more families of kids with ASD want to feel welcome in our libraries.  Current statistics show that one in every 110 children is diagnosed with autism, and some studies … Continue reading

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Criss Cross Applesauce: Multi-age story time

My morning #ALA11 session left me brimming with ideas for building multi-age story time programs. Kathy Klatt, of the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, and Saroj Ghoting, an early childhood literacy consultant, presented a fun and informative session on different … Continue reading

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ALSC Office #ALA11

One of the great things about attending the conference is the chance to meet the great staff who work all of the magic behind the scenes. Earlier today I caught Marsha P. Burgess, Jenny Najduch and Dan Rude hard at … Continue reading

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ALSC Happy Hour Re-cap

Friday night brought beautiful weather at #ala11, perfect for sitting outside on the patio at the ALSC Happy Hour. There was a great turn-out at the Checkered Parrot, where members shared stories and enjoyed a drink or two to kick … Continue reading

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Dessert Party! #ALA11

What do chocolate, a naughty red cat, radishes, amazing librarians and flotsam & jetsam have in common? They were each well represented at the dessert party thrown by MacMillan Children’s Publishing Group last night. I spoke with the adorable Jack … Continue reading

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Series build community

Hiking to the far end of the convention center #ALA11 raised my first blister of the conference yesterday evening, but it was worth it.  3 writers and 1 editor of series books for kids and teens shared why they (and … Continue reading

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