On Mondays, I'll be sharing various posts about my experiences as a children's librarian, in the hopes that some of the lessons I have learned will be useful to others, especially those just starting out in children's services. These posts will fall into a number of categories:
- Reflections on Library Service
Each month, I'll provide hints and tips for serving a particular segment of the typical population that visits a public library's children's room.
- At the Children's Desk
In these posts, I will share various questions I have heard at the reference desk, sometimes with advice on how I would respond to them.
- In the Story Room
These posts will talk about how I approach story time and why and how I do things the way I do them. As summer approaches, these posts will focus on story time starters for the Fizz Boom Read summer reading theme.
- Ten Things
In "Ten Things" posts I will share lists of books, story time activities, and crafts for specific themes, occasions, and/or audiences.
Every Thursday, I will post a review of a picture book. These reviews will include brief summaries, comments on the illustrations, story time suggestions, and reader's advisory information.
As of right now, I have an uninterrupted schedule of posts running from October through early March, so even after the baby comes and I disappear into Mommyland for a bit, you'll still get to hear from me twice a week. I hope you will continue to read, comment, and email me feedback even as the content here changes, and that you'll enjoy all the new posts! Thanks!