November is Dinovember! Each November, the dinosaurs come out to play, make messes, and have a good time, inspired by Refe and Susan Tuma’s What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night.
There are lots of great gift guides out there but the best, in my opinion, is the library! How great is it that you can check out a book first to see if you want to buy it for someone! Here are a few suggestions! Want something interactive for preschoolers and younger? Try these three! Scholastic’s “Touch and Feel” Winter (ISBN 978-1—3381-6145-8) is sensory fun for toddlers. It isn’t a story, but rather a padded board book of words (warm fire, reindeer, slippers, etc.) on each page and most pages do have something to feel (foil paper, fake fur, foam marshmallow for the cocoa, etc.).The four children featured are of various ages and two of them appear to be diverse. Practice making a real taco recipe with flaps, wheels, and tabs in Tacos! An Interactive Recipe Book (ISBN 978-0-7148-7505-7) and if you like it, try both Pizza and Pancakes in…
In January 2017, free two-year ALSC/ALA memberships were granted to 100 students. These memberships were made possible through funds from the Friends of ALSC. The objective of this pilot program is to encourage and support new professionals in their ALSC membership and engagement and to begin networking, taking advantage of professional development, and career support. Below is a post written by student gift recipient, Angela Bair, on her journey thus far with ALSC.
How is your Children’s Room looking lately? Is it appealing to the eye, inviting guests to explore? Does it feel innovative, educational and yet playful? If you don’t happen to have a huge budget but are looking for a quick way to add some flair in the Children’s Room, try a flannel wall!
Every library visit should be special and memorable. So how do we add more to the library experience when our program schedule is full, our staff are busy, and our room is already overflowing with toys? One suggestion is to create new, drop-in experiences for patrons around monthly themes.
We’ve all heard of toddler and preschool dance parties, but babywearing dance parties are starting to be a huge hit too!
Learn more about what life is like on the Notable Sound Recordings committee and how you can suggest titles to be considered for this recognition.
Bill Morris. Henrietta Smith. Mimi Kayden. Susan Roman. Kathleen T. Horning. Ellen Fader. What do these names have in common? Two were publishers; the others, librarians of all stripes: a Dean and association leader, a professor, a director of a special collection, and a public librarian. They, along with more than 20 other colleagues since 1992, are ALSC Distinguished Service Award winners!