A Little Help?

Okay, folks, it has been a while since we had much coming from you for the blog!Help me keep this blog vibrant by sending in some things for me to post. You don’t have to make it look pretty or even take time to make sure it is written well, I’ll spiff it...

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Adapted from a posting to PUBYAC:A couple weeks ago, after hearing about Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day, Nadine, a children’s librarian from Connecticut, came up with the idea for a special Take Your Child to the Library Day, and chose the first Saturday in...

Child Poverty on the Rise

This probably not a big news bulletin to any of you, but it might be affecting the way people use the library and what sorts of things your community needs. According to the Census Bureau’s Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, poverty rates for people 18 and...

Representing the Best of the Year

Here’s an extremely cool and practical use of Wordle by school librarian Gina Beirne on http://shslibrary.tumblr.com/. These are YA book titles that have turned up on various best-of-the-year lists–the larger the title, the more times it has appeared. What...

Play and Learn in Eau Claire

Terrific new early learning area in Eau Claire! Wow! This area has many small features that are reproducible for any library, and as a whole it is absolutely terrific!From Shelly, Youth Services Manager:”After many months of planning, we unveiled the Play and...