In Case You Missed It!


In Case You Missed It is back for another week! I’m planning on keeping this as a bi-weekly feature since it’s a lot of work to put together and this way, I have a while longer to work on it.

Please feel free to link any posts that I might have missed these past two weeks. There’s so many wonderful blogs out there — I know I must have missed more than a few!!

    On Libraries and Librarianship

  • Sara has a post talking about signage in the library! This is a great one to read if you didn’t get a chance to see the Seattle Public Library’s Central branch at Midwinter (or didn’t get a chance to go to Midwinter).
  • Anna made over her Children’s Area play/read bench. It looks amazing and I wish I had such a space in my library!
  • Brooke shows everyone how to leave your job with style and class. In the library profession, we make personal connections to patrons and families — don’t leave them out in the cold when you need to move on! (Another favorite post on this topic that didn’t appear these past two weeks, but still rocks: Ingrid’s.)

    On Books & Awards

  • Melissa gives us a great round-up for board book resources! I just repurchased our entire board book collection within the past year since it so badly needed updating. Wish I had had this post then.
  • Anne and Amy have their second round of the Popular Series Survey up! Go and take it!
  • Marge tells it like it is when offering her advice on how to get on an ALA Youth Media Awards committee! In light of all of the discussion after this year’s winners were announced, this is an invaluable post to bookmark if you want to be involved in the decision process.
  • The CYBILS were announced!

    On Programming

  • Leah has put up TONS of ideas about summer reading, if you’re doing the theme Dig Into Reading. I’m not quite ready to start planning programming yet, but I have definitely bookmarked her post for future reference!
  • Beth has a great idea to add a photo booth to programming. I love the idea of kids in the library getting their picture taken, and we’ve had great success in my library of using a photo booth!
  • Amy has her plans set for World Read Aloud Day on March 6th! What are your plans?

    On Storytime/Early Literacy

  • Katie posted on the ALSC Blog with a wonderful list of resources to get the wiggles out of storytime kids. I really love her first idea of the magic storytime wand!
  • Mary is my hero because she is going to teach me (and you!) to play the ukelele in a series of video posts. I don’t know if Mary knows that, but it’s going to be true. Her first song, BINGO, is up!
  • Kendra posted another video, this time with three standing rhymes for storytime.

3 comments on “In Case You Missed It!

  1. magpielibrarian
    February 17, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks for including a link to my blog. I’m happy to say that I am quite pleased I left my old branch. Sure, I miss “my kids” very much and try to check in with them when I can, but I love my new library. I have the best coworkers ever. Seriously. They’re the best.

    • Katie
      February 19, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

      I’m glad to hear that your new library is amazing — just like you!

  2. Brooke
    February 22, 2013 at 9:40 am #

    Thank you for including me! I’m also very pleased with my new library. I think I’m going to be quite happy here.

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