Holy hairballs, folks! Do you ever read a book that gives you so many a-ha! moments that you’re just bursting to share it with others? Well that’s what happened when I read Reading Picture Books with Children: How to Shake Up Storytime and Get Kids Talking About What They See by Megan Dowd Lambert. I… Continue reading Reading Picture Books With Children by Megan Dowd Lambert
There are lots of things we get asked: can I link to your content? What are your storytime tips for someone just getting started? Who are Glasses and Dimples?! But the one question we get asked which is near and dear to our hearts is how do I get started on YouTube. As two freshly… Continue reading YouTube: A User’s Guide to Creating Storytime Videos
Welcome to the world of youth services blogging. There’s kind of a lot of us! Dana and I have been blogging here at Jbrary for over two years now, and I finally feel knowledgeable enough to write this post. Though not the most glamorous topic, I wanted to spend some time talking about our website… Continue reading 5 Tips for Youth Services Bloggers
We love us some Twitter, but another place you’ll find us sharing ideas and aggregating resources is Pinterest. Not only do we have over 50 thematic storytime boards which include book, song, rhyme, craft, and flannel story suggestions, but we also have a variety of other boards to support those of us working in youth… Continue reading Favourite Pinterest Boards for Children’s Librarians
We are so excited to be joining the Bell Awards Blog Tour today! In this post we’ll be featuring our favorite picture books that support the early literacy skill of singing. Singing is not only crucial for language development, but we also think it’s super fun! It slows down language for kids, breaks words into… Continue reading The Bell Awards Blog Tour: Sing!