Talking Is Teaching

There’s a group of early childhood professionals (librarians, teachers, family literacy providers, childcare consultants, and more) in the Chippewa Valley working on an initiative to address the 30 million word gap identified by researchers Hart and Risely in...

Teens’ Top Ten List Announced!

Many thanks to Eau Claire Memorial High School librarian Pam Gardow, who sent over the annotated list of this year’s Teens’ Top Ten list, courtesy of YALSA!  Annotations written by Teens’ Top Ten Book Groups.2017 Teens’ Top Ten1. Dinan, Kurt....

On Being Honored

Photo credit:  Kris Adams Wendt (she says the magical hands were not intentional, but appropriate!)Last week, I had the experience of a lifetime, as I was honored as the WLA/Demco Wisconsin Librarian of the Year.  The honor itself, plus the kind words of...