A Grab Bag of Ideas from Ellsworth

Thanks so much to the new youth services/programming librarian at Ellsworth, Elise Gregory, for this guest post filled with easy-to-replicate and fun ideas.I’ve been making little grab bags with any of my left-over materials from Preschool Storytime. I also...

Outreach to Amish School in Frederic

Image from PixabayThanks to Maria Potvin from Frederic for this guest post!In our area, we have a small, one-room school which serves our Amish community. Every couple weeks I bring a new bin of books. Recently, when I pulled up to the school, I interrupted a snowball...

Powerful Teens

Image from PixabayIn the midst of feeling sad and worried and upset about all sorts of things going on in our world, the thing that is making me feel the best is seeing and hearing the teens in Parkland, Florida.  These teens are taking their grief and the trauma...

Choosing Civility

Image from PixabayThere are so many upsetting and terrifying things going on in the world.  Yesterday’s school shooting weighs heavily on us all.  Discussions of sexual harassment by admired authors and illustrators are disheartening. ...

Youth Media Awards Announced!

The 2018 American Library Association Youth Media Awards were announced this morning!  For those of you who weren’t waiting on tenterhooks and watching the announcements live streaming or monitoring your twitter feed, here’s a complete list. I...

Share Some Love!

I think it would be cool to share some book love on this blog.  And some idea love.  So please send me a brief review of a favorite book or a quick story about an idea you have or a super cool program you had, or a really great thing a kid said and...

Early Literacy Awards

Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy is happy to announce the 2018 CLEL Bell Picture Book Awards for Early Literacy! The five winning books consist of one title in each of five categories selected from a shortlist of 25 titles. Each...