Category Archives: Programs

Battle of the Books

34 years is a long time. That is how long my library has collaborated with our area schools to run a Battle of the Books competition. 34 years! Last night we celebrated¬† with an awards ceremony for the winning team … Continue reading

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Storyhour mistakes

1:15 yesterday. I am just sitting down to eat my lunch after a busy morning helping the Director prepare for the evening Board of Trustees meeting. I have been working on the strategic plan, on compiling a spreadsheet and chasing … Continue reading

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New Kinds of Learning at the Library

Lately, like many people working in public libraries, I’ve been thinking about makerspaces–creating room in your library where people can make things, build things, DO things. I went to a great program on the topic that talked about using 3-D … Continue reading

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The Giant Gingerbread House

I am not a very creative person. Brainstorming terrifies me, and I find people who can sit and think of ideas to be quite amazing. Most of my ideas come under pressure or on the fly, which is why I … Continue reading

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Hey, carrot toes! Please reissue Soup for Supper!

  To tell you the truth, I had a little bit of a wild group at storytime today. One of the two new boys was the kind that my dear friend Jan would recognize. She always told the story about … Continue reading

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Big Kids, Battles, and Vets @ my library

At my library, I get to do storytime with the big kids. “Big kids” in that sentence means four and up, and that might not sound that big to you, but that is because you are a grown-up. When you … Continue reading

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I didn’t get it

One of the joys and difficulties of being a children’s librarian is you can never completely master the job. There is always something or someone to set your expectations on end. My current storytime group has a little girl in … Continue reading

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