Max and Marla Are Going On a Trip by Alexandra Boiger It's been a while since I've done a picture book review, and I wanted to share this sweet story I read last month. Max and his snowy owl, Marla, are excited to go on a trip when school lets out for the summer. Max … Continue reading Book Review: Max and Marla Are Going On A Trip
I just wanted to pop in to share some good news from this week! Ever since our library closed, we've been hesitant to use Zoom for programming very much. We've used it for meetings and I've used it to update our Librarians-in-Training on library happenings, but not much else. Our preschool librarians are worried it's … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: September 4, 2020
“Myth is at the beginning of literature, and also at its end.” – Jorge Luis Borges Last month’s Book Scouts featured stories that are rooted in mythology, folklore, fables, and legends. The books listed here are targeted toward middle grade children, but can be enjoyed by readers and listeners of all ages. If you love … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Mythical Reads
“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” – J.K. Rowling We’ve all wished for and needed a little magic these past few months. My first Book Scouts of the summer, inspired by our “Imagine Your Story” Summer Reading Program, is a tribute to all things magical. The books … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Magical Reads
Age Range: 5-8 years old; All AgesTime: 45 minutesProgram Type: Drop-In; Online While I really want to share some of my larger programming ideas with you, at this point in time, I still think it wise to share ideas that are simple and that could be carried out online or at home. That's why I … Continue reading The Spiffiest Giant in Town: A Clothes Relay You Can Play at Home or at the Library!
I've been spending a lot of time listening over the past couple of weeks, trying to figure out how I can be a better ally to the Black Lives Matter movement and learning about ways to help. Sometimes the messages are contradictory, but I feel that I have to take it all in, figure out … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: June 5, 2020
This week, I'm putting out a plea! One of my programs that was cut short when we closed the library was an annual Battle of the Books with my outreach book club. Every week, we'd learn about two books and the kids would vote on which one made it to the next round until we … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: April 24, 2020
April is National Poetry Month, and I'm going to make a confession. I've never considered myself a poetry person. My high school experiences with poetry were few and far between, and while I wrote some (really bad) poems as a teenager, I always felt I had only a superficial understanding of the art form. College … Continue reading Weekly Nibble: April 10, 2020
Last month's Book Scouts was cancelled due to COVID-19, but I still dutifully composed my list of recommended reads and put up a display (a whole two days before our library closed indefinitely). Luckily, many families came in to stock up and the display emptied pretty quickly. This month, I'm sharing those titles with you … Continue reading Book Recommendations: Nature Reads
Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: 45 minutes - 1 hourProgram Type: Registration; After Hours I can't remember when I first heard about Earth Hour, but for years, I have looked forward to turning out the lights, shutting down, and thinking about my carbon footprint and what I can do to lower it. I … Continue reading Red Knit Cap Girl: Celebrate Earth Hour!