We have a large glass display case in our department, and a few years ago I came across a brilliant idea on Pinterest that I’ve used a number of times since to fill the case: an I Spy display! It’s a simple concept. Put a bunch of stuff in a display, then post a list… Continue reading I Spy… Winter!
Thanksgiving is rapidly approaching and it’s the perfect time to take stock of what you’re thankful for. This month, at the entrance to our Children’s Department, we have a space where kids can tell us what they’re thankful for. Our librarian Rachel printed images of turkeys, which are laminated and taped up to the boards. Kids fill out… Continue reading I’m Thankful For…
This fall, the only storytime I’m regularly doing is our weekly Laptots storytime for kids birth-18 months. I’ve been getting small, but enthusiastic and participatory groups (the most families I had was six; another week I only had one!). Last week, I did a fall theme, using a number of ideas directly from Melissa at… Continue reading Baby Storytime: Fall
Last week, I did my first Digital Storytime. I’ve incorporated the occasional app or ebook into my storytimes before, but I wanted to try doing a program that focused on digital materials and gave me the opportunity to model for parents ways to use apps with their children, talk to parents about what makes a… Continue reading Digital Storytime: Halloween