Blogger Emily Bayci

Surviving School Age Storytime (and having fun with it)

School age storytime is one of my (million different) favorite parts of the job. I am a firm believer that stories should be read for people of all ages and particularly school aged children. They don’t get read to as much and can really be a fun audience that takes stories in a new perspective. Here are some of my tips for surviving school age storytime and having fun with it.

Blogger Emily Bayci

Adventures of a Funky Hat Librarian

One of the best parts (maybe even the best part) of being a children’s librarian is getting to dress up and look ridiculous all of the time. No questions asked. My favorite way to express this? Funky hats. It all started innocently enough. There were a few hats hanging around at my graduate school and I wore them while working at the help desk. People thought it  was fun and when I found a cool hat at a store I would end up buying one. This escalated into a full on obsession. My friend told me how much money you could save by buying a hat for a costume and working your way down. Think Cat in the Hat: you have the hat, draw on some whiskers and TA DA! Want to turn into a fire-breathing dragon? Get a dragon hat at your local costume shop and then add a…