Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson Publisher Blurb Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new friend instead, and so begins the toughest summer of Astrid's life. There are … Continue reading Review: Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Books of the Day: All images from Amazon.com Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jack Tickle This Is NOT a Cat! by David Larochelle Count the Monkeys and Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! are both interactive books. It will be really fun to see the kids go through the actions […]
Books of the Day: All images from Amazon.com Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett and Kevin Cornell Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! by Jack Tickle This Is NOT a Cat! by David Larochelle Count the Monkeys and Meet Dizzy Dinosaur! are both interactive books. It will be really fun to see the kids go through the actions … Continue reading Storytime: Let’s Get Silly!
One of my favorite parts about librarianship is the idea of being a cornerstone of the community. I grew up in a small town and felt supported by my tight-knit community (but of course in high school I called it smothering). Now that I'm older and wiser, I know better. This week in storytime my … Continue reading Storytime: Community Helpers
I started using a ukulele in my library storytimes a few weeks ago. (See my earlier post) I love this thing. It has engaged the kids at a level I wasn't achieving pre-uke! Below are some resources on how I got started. The Ukulele After some online research and talking to a super helpful employee at … Continue reading Learning the Ukulele Resources
My library will soon undergo RFID tagging on all of our resources. Since every single book, CD, DVD, etc. will be touched and tagged, it's the perfect time to do a good weed. Though time consuming, it's been good to get acquainted with my collection (every. single. piece. of the collection). Below are a few … Continue reading Tips for Weeding in a Small Library
Minnesota is no joke in January. Long past the exciting first snow, we've now entered the "grin and bear it phase". I get through it by remembering that truly nothing is better than a Minnesota summer. For now, I'm searching for fun ways to break up the grey, icy, below-zero weather. Enter: Penguin storytime! Books … Continue reading Storytime: Penguins!
The week I started working in my library I discovered the summer reading programs historically took place in the nearby city hall building. Not in the library, and not in a space connected to the library. The city hall building has sufficient space, whereas my library does not. Outside of the logistical staffing issues (pulling a … Continue reading Why I’m Working to Change Summer Reading in my Library
When I started my library gig, my first order of business was making the rounds to learn storytime tricks from my super talented coworkers. I brought my daughter, Eleanor, who is a toddler and is always: A) yelling, B) jumping, or C) yelling while jumping She does OK at storytimes (she shines when yelling and … Continue reading Storytime: Music & Dance (Plus Ukulele!)
Aren't these little guys cute? Use them in your own library display by downloading the templates below: Standing Tall Penguin Sledding Penguin