I can’t even tell you how much excitement I have for this announcement! When Katherine and Allie told me about The Cardigan I immediately asked if they would write about it so I could help spread the news. Read on to learn about this amazing resource for library staff serving children. Who We Are and… Continue reading It Takes a Neighborhood to Nourish a Children’s Librarian: Introducing “The Cardigan”
Are you ready to have your storytime life changed? Because I am about to introduce you to two ladies who have started the first ever (at least, the only one I know about) podcast all about library storytime! It’s called Storytime Out Loud and there are three episodes out already. You can also follow them… Continue reading Guest Post: Storytime Out Loud: A Storytime Podcast
In January I started working at a new library. One of the best things about this branch is the amount of display space I have for highlighting our children’s collection. But this also means I’ve been spending a lot of time whipping up posters and scouring the internet for display ideas. To get myself more… Continue reading Library Display Calendar
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!