Wisconsin Library Association Excitement

WLA conference logoI always look forward to the Wisconsin Library Association Conference, coming up this year at the Kalahari Resort from November 4-7.  I highly recommend it as a chance to have time away from your library, but still be thinking hard about...

Born Reading

book coverThanks to a recommendation from our state consultant, Tessa Michaelson Schmidt, I have been reading/skimming a new book called Born Reading:  Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age–From Picture Books to eBooks and Everything in Between by Jason...

Child Development Webinar!

I’m excited about this upcoming webinar, which I found out about from the Growing Wisconsin Readers blog.  I feel like I need more information about child development, and I’m thinking of ways to bring that information to our system.  Check it...

Paint Bomb Art

The artists and their finished explosively awesome artChristy in Pepin sent in another great post about making Exploding Paint Bombs at her summer storytime.  The basic instructions are here, but Christy had a few extra tips for librarians considering doing...

Costume Exchange

Thanks to Christy from Pepin for this guest post!Every fall families would come into the Pepin Public Library and socialize with each other and the conversation would turn to “What are your kids going to be for Halloween?”  They would then talk about costumes...