Book Review: Max and Marla Are Going On A Trip

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

Weekly Nibble: September 4, 2020

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

Book Recommendations: Mythical Reads

“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

Book Recommendations: Magical 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

The Spiffiest Giant in Town: A Clothes Relay You Can Play at Home or at the Library!

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!

Book Worms During COVID-19: My First Venture Into Virtual Programming

Age Range: 5-8 year olds; All AgesTime: Video is roughly 15 minutes long; with accompanying activities 45 minutes to an hourProgram Type: Online (Pre-recorded) When our library made the decision to cancel all programming through mid-May, I panicked. I had so many fun things in the works! I couldn't bear the thought of disappointing our … Continue reading Book Worms During COVID-19: My First Venture Into Virtual Programming

Book Recommendations: Nature Reads

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

Red Knit Cap Girl: Celebrate Earth Hour!

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!