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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