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.
While touring the exhibit hall at ALA Annual 2017, I tried my best to focus on the latest and new and engaging technology. Our young customers are obsessed with any type of robotics and are constantly willing to learn more. Here are a few resources and items that I’m excited about.
ALA Annual 2017 left me with a million “aha” moments and thoughts that I would love to dwell deeper on. I joke that I need a day in the woods to ponder everything I learned. Here are the top five deep thoughts that hopefully I can revisit and we can all explore in the comments.
When the announcement that Hillary Clinton would be speaking during the closing session of ALA Annual 2017 librarians across the world exploded on social media and elsewhere, changing their flights and ensuring a packed house for the final session. And deliver she did with a thought provoking and inspiring speech on the importance of libraries.
On my first day of #alaac2017 I had the privilege of touring the Thomas Hughes Children’s Center at the Harold Washington Center. It recently had a soft opening and I fell in love at first site. (Cheesy, but true).
Twitter is one of the best ways to keep up with #alaac17. However I often find myself lost in the sea of Tweets. Here are some of my favorite ones and why.
It is week two of summer reading and my desk is overflowing with items I cannot even identify, I’ve been having dreams about robots and every night I struggle to remember what happened that day.
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…