“Storytime Katie” was created in the fall of 2010, over a year after I had taken over all storytime duties at my library in 2009. I started to blog about my storytimes partly so I could access and search my records easier, but mostly because I had been inspired by all of the blogs who had helped me in a storytime pinch. (Particularly, Sarah — my amazing friend and former co-worker’s blog at Awesome Storytime.) It was a way that I could hopefully give back!
The blog is about to celebrate its FIFTH anniversary this fall and I honestly cannot believe how long I’ve kept this up. I am truly grateful for everyone who reads and comments; I’ve made some of the best friendships and personal networks ever through the blog. I absolutely encourage everyone to get out there and share their experiences. We can only learn more and more from each other.