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.
Category: Blogger 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.
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!
Best Books of the Year: Gotta Recommend Them All
The end of the year is when all the various “best of,” lists come out and as a librarian it is overwhelming to keep up with everything. I find that my holds list gets obnoxiously long as I frantically try to read ALL THE BOOKS I missed. I like looking at various library’s “best of” lists like Chicago Public Library’s “Kids Best of the Best Books,”https://www.chipublib.org/kids-best-of-the-best/ or Evanston Public Library’s 101 Great Books for Kids I prefer to refer my family, friends and patrons to library or review journal recommended lists (like School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2021) I find these can be helpful to introduce new titles for people who might revert to their childhood favorites or another series title. I also love to see what wins Mock competitions at various libraries. Another fun favorite to look at is Betsy Bird’s 31 Days of Lists where she features…