Mr. Rogers Movie

I grew up watching Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.  Though he was the target of many jokes among my friends in high school, I remember truly loving Mr. Rogers as a small kid.  And as an adult, I have such a strong feeling of affection for this amazingly kind...

Being There for Each Other

Photo credit:  PixabayI have been presenting a few self-care workshops in the past several months, and at one of them, someone pointed out how hard it can be to find someone to truly listen to you when you need to talk/reflect/process something challenging in...

More Dyslexia Resources

Photo credit:  PixabayAs promised, this post will list the books about dyslexia that Tonya Klem recommends for libraries.  Even better, Tonya is so committed to getting information out to parents and caregivers about this issue, she is offering to provide a...

Dyslexia Resources

Photo credit:  PexelsThanks to a referral from a librarian (thanks Joleen at Menomonie!), I had a great conversation yesterday with Tonya Klem, a school psychologist who has a specific interest in dyslexia.  She sees many students and families who are...

Navigating Parent Behavior in Storytime

Parachute play in BloomerIt is super cool to have parents and caregivers attend storytime with their kids–it gives us a chance to model excellent early literacy practices, draws their attention to lots of amazing books and activities to share with their...

Teen Tech Week Resources

Anne Hamland, the youth services consultant for Wisconsin Valley Library Service, now works in the same office as me.  I can’t tell you how exciting it is for me to work in the same building with someone else who is thinking about services to youth! ...