Take My Survey!

Hello everyone! I'm writing a book for ALA Editions on food literacy and programming in libraries. ALA Editions is the publishing arm of the American Library Association so I'm seeking input from librarians on programming related to food and culinary skills. Follow this link to take the survey: Food-Related Library Programs Survey It should only... Continue Reading →

Spooky Tales Storytime

Halloween is a fun time of year to explore the darker side of the imagination with kids. To that end, I traditionally perform a "Spooky tales" storytime for the preschool age group. Today I'm going to share what I did in my storytime this past Friday (day before Halloween). I'll skip over my opening and... Continue Reading →

Multiracial Families in Picture Books

Because this is a topic close to my heart, I thought I'd share a list of beautiful books I've encountered that include multiracial families. With all the recent publicity around transgender and same-sex families, I feel like this simple concept gets lost in all the diversity hub-bub today. I guess it's no longer a surprising... Continue Reading →

Children’s Librarianship & Public Speaking

Being a children's librarian has many benefits and I would argue, is one of the most fulfilling library careers out there. But listing all the reasons why being a children's librarian is awesome isn't the point of this post. Rather, I'll be focusing on one specific benefit: Having experience as a children's librarian can improve... Continue Reading →

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