What About Pronouns?

Image source:  PixabayI’ve been thinking about pronouns lately.  It goes with thinking about how to make things like workshops, conferences, and library programming more welcoming, inclusive, and healthy for everyone, particularly trans people. ...

Affirmations!

Image source:  PixabayThis weekend, Morning Edition featured a crowd-sourced poem featuring things about America that people are thankful for.  The remarkable Kwame Alexander took submissions and turned them into a beautiful poem.  And guess what? ...

Thankful

Image from pixabayNovember can be kind of a gloomy month, and I tend to spend the hours of 3:30-5:30 pm feeling vaguely anxious because it seems wrong for it to be getting dark so early.  Whatever I might think about the origins of Thanksgiving, I truly...

Brain Development Tip!

Did you know it takes small children at least 8 seconds to process a request and then figure out how to respond?  Brooke Newberry, one of our fabulous presenters last week at the Youth Services/SLP workshop, reminded us of this important fact.  She also...

Fun Ideas from Ogema

Thanks to Mary and Debbie from Ogema for sharing these great, easy-to-replicate programs!In October, the library used their brand new prize wheel (made for them by a friend of Mary’s) to allow people to spin to win $5 off fines on Ogema materials!  If they...