Disagreement, while uncomfortable, is a normal and needed part of librarianship. I know going into this that people will disagree with me. And many of those people are librarians I deeply admire which in a way makes this post even harder to write. But I truly believe that disagreement is healthy and can be done… Continue reading Jumping Off the Holiday Ban-Wagon
Ever since we learned the song This is Big, Big, Big from Mel I have been on an opposites kick. Factor in the hungry bunch of toddlers I program for on a weekly basis and let’s just say I’ve developed quite a list. Side note: those toddlers can turn on a dime if they don’t… Continue reading Opposites at Storytime
This past weekend my partner and I spent four wonderful days visiting our best friends in Oregon. They’ve got a 20-month-old, our nephew Ethan, who absolutely loves to read. And it’s no surprise considering all the early literacy goodness in their home. Of course we had to take a trip to the bookstore to pick… Continue reading One Story Six Ways: Go Away, Big Green Monster!
Way back when, the teachers in British Columbia were on strike for VERY GOOD REASON which led to more kids in the library than we were used to in June and September, and the Summer Reading Club (while so much fun) didn’t quite stretch far enough. It was at this time that I learned of… Continue reading Passive Programs Throw Down!