New Learning Spaces Unveiled at the Amery Area Public Library

Thanks to Jerissa Koenig for this guest post!The Amery Area Public Library installed two new learning spaces in the children’s room in January, 2017. The first is the Baby/Toddler Zone, which includes a playful area rug, seating for adults, and a shelving unit that...

Charlotte Zolotow Book Award

The Cooperative Children’s Book Center announced the Charlotte Zolotow Book Awards today, recognizing picture books with distinguished writing:Carole Boston Weatherford is the winner of the 2017 Charlotte Zolotow Award for Freedom in Congo Square (illustrated by...

Mr. Potato Head at LEPMPL

Thanks to Samantha Carpenter for this guest post:Mr. Potato Head has been a very popular magnet board activity at LEPMPL the past two months! Every time I walk by, he looks different. There’s something about this particular configuration . . . that accurately reflects...

Youth-related webinars coming up!

Don’t forget to check out the following sessions at the Wild Wisconsin Winter Web Conference!  There are many others that would be of use to a general audience, but these Wednesday sessions may be of particular interest to librarians serving youth!Wednesday...

Serving Tweens–some resources

At our Summer Library Program workshop, one of the groups that librarians felt they had a hard time reaching is tweens (3rd-7th graders or so).  I found  a few good resources for people who are feeling like this is a gap for them:Five Lessons in Tween...