Play seems to be in the air this Winter: learn about inclusive play, read about toy collections in public libraries, or catch up on the Babies Need Words Every Day blog tour which includes multiple posts on play. We even chimed in with our webinar Press Play! Injecting Play into Library Programs for Kids. All… Continue reading Go Forth and Fort: Family Fort Night
Since starting my current position as a “middle years” focused children’s librarian, I’ve spent a good chunk of time developing relationships with the Teacher Librarians at my area schools. It’s been a wonderful part of my job – all of my TLs are super friendly and open to collaboration. We’ve been developing ways we can… Continue reading Adventures in Booktalking
We could not be more thrilled to host this month’s Thrive Thursday Round Up and for those of you who might be new to Thrive Thursday, here’s what it’s all about: Thrive Thursday is an online blog hop in which participating bloggers post a description of an after school activity on their blogs the first Thursday of the… Continue reading Thrive Thursday December Round Up!
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!
This fall I started a monthly program called Family Dance Party. Inspired by the success of my Silly Songs Dance Party over the summer, this program is all about movement and music. Here’s my rationale behind the program: Music programs promote our audio collection – both online streaming and Audio CDs – a part of… Continue reading Family Dance Party!
Ever since I discovered Bink and Gollie I cannot get enough of the word BONANZA and I am finally working on a program which I believe deserves this title. In preparation for the upcoming International Games Day I am putting together what I hope will be a bouquet of literacy infused fun and delight! Though… Continue reading Celebrating International Games Day: A Games Bonanza!
Fall planning, you sneaky beast, you! The other week I was thinking about what to plan for the fall when school starts back up, so I asked my Twitter friends the following question: And I have to say, ya’ll made it rain! There were so many ideas and blog posts thrown my way that I… Continue reading Book Character Parties: A Round Up
We present a tour of tours, or more accurately a stealing all of the ideas! Lindsey and I have both taken up new job posts within the last little while and I have found myself thrown into a couple tours unawares. What did I do? I turned to the Twitter-Sphere and resident Tour Gurus (which… Continue reading A Tour of Library Tours!
For the past few weeks I’ve been in spring break planning mode. Now the funny thing about this program is that I won’t actually be the one carrying it out. I’m moving to a new branch this week, but I knew I wanted to leave the incoming librarian with an awesome program to start her… Continue reading Superhero Academy: Spring Break Program at the Library