Learning at Home Resources

Thanks to the IFLS Youth Services librarians who have worked hard to crowd-source two documents, one for families switching to homeschooling (private, home-baseed education), another for families who are switching to virtual public school due to the pandemic.  These...
Maybe he needs a ball

Maybe he needs a ball

The year after I finished college, I worked part time at a community-based literacy program in southeast Washington DC.  As part of my internship, I  coordinated a book donation project and distributed children’s books to kids at the nearby housing project.  I...
John Lewis, Good Trouble, and March

John Lewis, Good Trouble, and March

Representative John Lewis died over the weekend.  My heart gets full with gratitude when I think of him, all the work he did for our nation.  He was a United States Representative from Georgia for more than three decades, and before that he was a leader in the Civil...
Homeschooling

Homeschooling

Homeschooling looks lots of different ways.  Here’s a homeschooler who built a cob oven (out of clay and sand–a multi-day project), built a fire inside it, and is approaching it with swim goggles for protection from smoke in the eyes.  Next...

What Jessica Bratt Is Up to These Days

Many of you hopefully remember Jessica Bratt, who presented a great webinar for the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference in 2019 titled Let’s Talk About Race, about how to successfully talk about race in a positive way in storytime with very young children and...
Stories about StoryWalks®

Stories about StoryWalks®

Thanks to Valerie from Ladysmith for sharing this wonderful guest blog post about creating a StoryWalk® for Ladysmith.  I had the idea a couple of years ago when I first saw a library with a StoryWalk®. They were using lawn signs, which are great, but I wanted...