A lot of libraries around me have gotten renovations, and it’s always fun to check out what a library adds. In fact I’m pretty sure every library worker finds themselves lurking around local libraries while on vacation to see what they might have. Some items I see are totally unique while others are becoming more common. Here are some “big ticket items” that have been surfacing in more libraries around the country.
Author: Emily Mroczek-Bayci
All Together Now: Collaborative Projects for Summer Reading
With the 2023 Collaborative Summer Library Program Theme of All Together Now, here are some ideas for collaborative projects in the library community.
Advocating for Book Drives
As the holiday season approaches, I often times find people asking for “unconventional gift ideas” or looking to donate to a charity. As librarians, it seems only natural to recommend literacy based ideas. A few years ago, I had a family approach me stating that they wanted to donate books to the library in lieu of presents. I created a list for the family of books the library could use in our collection (that also fit the families interest) and they gave that to people looking for gift ideas. My current library hosts a book drive in the community every year where they ask the community to donate new books for children from birth to age 18. They also invite staff to donate money for a staff donation. There are also options to collect books as a group and donate. All books and proceeds go to a local Adopt-a-Family program….
Frequently Asked Questions: Youth Readers Advisory
Some readers advisory questions you find yourself getting asked multiple times a week and it can be helpful to have answers ready.
Revisiting Readalouds: School Year Style
With a new school year beginning, lets look at modern day titles to read and
replace the “time treasured classics.”
Spotlight on: Summer Reading Prizes
Today’s post focuses on interactive or experienced based prizes, where summer reading participants do something at the library when they complete a reading level.
Summer Reading: What’s Your Strategy?
As school winds down, libraries gear up for summer reading. What is your libraries plan for this summer?
Youth Media Award Predictions 2022!
The Youth Media Awards are announced in exactly one week. Here are predictions for what will win which award. Remember to add your predictions in the comments!