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Making without a Makerspace

What?! Makerspaces again?! No, not really. Though makerspaces in libraries has been a seemingly ubiquitous topic of conversation and debate the past several years, building one at your library is for another post on another day. Still, you’ve probably heard … Continue reading

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The Very Best App For Young Children…

…is one that supports the development of a relationship with another human being. While there is a lot of talk about book apps and apps that allow children to create their own content and apps to be used in storytime, … Continue reading

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Exploring Tech With Kids

One of the best parts of my job as a Children’s Programming Librarian is getting to explore technology with the kids in the form of a library program. They learn (and so do I), they have a positive experience with … Continue reading

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Duplos in the Library

Our weekly Young Engineers club has been using Lego Duplo Simple Machines kits this past fall. Our first through third grade children, 36 one day and 41 the other day, have been working through the 8 different projects that are … Continue reading

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Using Diigo

I really enjoyed writing for the ALSC blog about how I use Evernote for my storytime archive and thought it would be fun to share another online tool I make heavy use of, and see what your experience has been. … Continue reading

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Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing & Playing with Technology

“We all have only one life to live on earth. And through television, we have the choice of encouraging others to demean this life or to cherish it in creative, imaginative ways.”                                                                                                   Fred Rogers … Continue reading

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App Advisory for Parents

How often have you been asked “Can you recommend apps for my child?” If you haven’t had that question yet, it’s probably just a matter of time as more families and schools acquire tablets that they need help figuring out. … Continue reading

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Digital Content: Training Future Librarians

The right book for the right child at the right time.  – Anne Carroll Moore Starting with Anne Carroll Moore, the first children’s librarian at the New York Public Library, one of the most important roles we have as children’s … Continue reading

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