Lessons from Gramma Alice

Gramma Alice (on the right) showing off her sense of playfulnessI was chatting with my daughter last night, for some reason we were talking about toenails (you know how it is).  She suddenly got that far-off look in her eyes, like you do when you are remembering...

Read Aloud 15 Minutes Campaign

A parent and child at Phillips’ “Books Are Magic” PartyIn 2012, Read Aloud began a decade-long campaign to make reading aloud for 15 minutes/day the new parenting standard–likening the campaign to those designed to make daily toothbrushing a...

Early Childhood Classes in Ellsworth

Kids enjoy super hero storytime in Eau ClaireI just had a conversation with Julie from Ellsworth.  She was recovering from a particularly exciting and wild storytime.  Each fall, students taking an Early Childhood class at the high school come to her library...

We Love Books Storytime

Many thanks to Valerie Spooner, the new youth services librarian at the Rusk County Community Library in Ladysmith.  Valerie comes to libraries from a rich early childhood background, and she took the time to send us a blog post about her first storytime!Today...