Using Social Media Idea Swap

We had an interesting idea swap today in Bloomer, complete with a guest appearance via Skype (from London!) by Dr. Rebekah Willett. Dr. Willett, soon to be a professor at the School for Library and Information Studies at UW-Madison, has research interest in children...

Even More SLP-Related Titles

I keep finding titles that are related to this year’s theme–maybe you can figure out a way to use them in your programs this summer!Storytime choices:Yum! Yuck! A Foldout Book of People Sounds. By Linda Sue Park and Julia Durango, illustrated by Sue Rama....

Book Review–Queen of Water

I was going to give you another list of books to consider using for your summer library program, but I started in on the Queen of Water and realized it needed its very own post.Queen of Water by Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango. Delacorte, 2011.(grades...

A Smattering of SLP Resources

There is so much out there to help you do a terrific Summer Library Program. Lately, a few books and one movie caught my eye. I thought they would be fun to feature in a display or use in some other way during your Summer Library Program. Not meant to be...

Every Child Ready To Read Webinar

Remember Every Child Ready to Read @ Your Library? It’s been revised and updated into a second version, and Wednesday, May 4 at 1 pm there will be a free Sneak Peek Webinar for the Every Child Ready to Read┬« (ECRR) @ your library┬« 2nd Edition.Featuring Dr. Susan...

April is Autism Awareness Month!

We had a really great workshop earlier this month with Tammi Poppe, an autism expert from Shawano County. The folks at the workshop learned a lot about the autism spectrum and some great things to consider when providing services. Here is one:For someone who has a lot...

Two Orders of Painting Envy, Coming Up!

Wowser! Check out the amazing paintings created for the children’s room at the St. Angelo Public Library in Cumberland. The library hired local artist Jeff Hile to create the murals as a way to honor the life of Katherine Robinson, the well-loved library...

The Future of Summer Library Programs

No, this isn’t a philosophical, futuristic essay, or a call to action lest Summer Library Programs be cut (though I’m sure we could have a blog post about that some day, too). It’s a heads-up about the themes chosen by the Collaborative Summer...

April is National Poetry Month

Please excuse spacing issues–I fought long and hard to get it to look this good! Two reviews of recent books of poetry, to celebrate: Won Ton: A Cat Tale Told in Haiku, by Lee Wardlaw, Illustrated by Eugene Yelchin. Henry Holt, 2011 (978-0-8050-8995-0) According...