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Storytime Underground Local Chapters

In case you missed it last week, Storytime Underground revealed its latest project… LOCAL CHAPTERS!!! It’s your opportunity to meet in person with other local librarians/interested peeps. You can read all about it here. Want to join a local chapter or just get more information? You can find contact information for local chapter leaders here. I’m… Continue reading Storytime Underground Local Chapters

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Middle School Volunteers

In the town where I work, sixth graders are “strongly encouraged” by the middle school to do ten hours of community service each school year. There aren’t many volunteer opportunities for kids that young, so we get a LOT of requests from potential volunteers. My library has a separate volunteer program for older teens and adults,… Continue reading Middle School Volunteers

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Tips for a Successful Stuffed Animal Sleepover

I was recently reading through Library Laura, a new blog by a children’s librarian in New York. Her post on stuffed animal sleepovers caught my eye, this part in particular: “The biggest challenge in doing this program has been trying to do so much of it after hours.” I can totally relate to that, so I… Continue reading Tips for a Successful Stuffed Animal Sleepover