On Taking Breaks

During this week where my email inbox is extremely quiet, it seems a fitting time to advocate for a storytime practice that I think is important:  BREAKS.Most of us love planning and presenting storytimes…it’s one of the things I miss most in my...

Unexpected Journeys

Hobbit feet in PrescottBecky Arenivar of the Prescott Public Library and Jessi Peterson at the public library in Eau Claire were on the same wavelength last week, planning events to celebrate the Hobbit.  They are so organized that their parties coincided with...

Round-Up of IFLS-Related Cool Stuff

Time for a round-up of the awesome IFLS-related posts I’ve been putting in the Youth Services Section Shout-Out Blog.  Remember, you can always send me your ideas for posting in the YSS blog, or this one, too!  Here’s the round-up:Playing Games...

Resources for Dealing with Tragedies

All of us are reeling after the tragedy last Friday.  You might have some parents or kids looking for help in dealing with the stress, grief, fear, and other feelings that are roused by such a horrific event.  Here are a few tip sheets and bibliographies...