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Just Moved!

Just in case you’ve noticed a lack of post or tweets in the past couple of weeks, I wanted to go ahead and post a quick announcement: I’ve accepted a new job at a new library! I’ve been at my new position for a week today and everything is going swimmingly. I’m very happy to

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Show Me the Awesome: Part 3

Today, I’m participating in the amazing series, “Show Me the Awesome!” that was started by Kelly, Liz, & Sophie. For more AWESOME, please check over at their sites for the official link-up. Also, don’t forget to tag your related posts with #30awesome on Twitter, Tumblr, Vine and/or Instagram if you’re liking what you’re reading and

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Preschoolers: Neighborhoods

For more information on how I plan and prepare my preschool storytimes, check out this introduction post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one class. The Plan Books Blackout by John Rocco How Do You Wokka-Wokka? by Elizabeth Bluemle** Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy*

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“Weeding: The Human Side” Presentation

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of speaking to the CLASS (Chicago Librarians Across Southern Suburbs) professional group. I spent the majority of my time answering questions from the group about weeding after giving my background on weeding and collection management. Weeded the entirety of my former library’s youth collection, much of which hadn’t been

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Toddler: Cats

For more information on how I plan and prepare my toddler storytimes, check out this introduction post. And for a complete list of the repeating extension activities, visit this post. I starred the materials used in the plan; multiple stars indicate use for more than one session. The Plan Books Come Here, Cleo! by Caroline

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Kids Art: Nightscapes

“Kids Art” was a program created to pair a book with a larger art project. The library already hosts a monthly craft program for grades 1-6, but our little kids were not getting much art — other than my storytime crafts. Thus, “Kids Art.” The Plan Books Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep! Listen to the City

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Flannel Friday: Harold and the Purple Crayon

[I am hosting Flannel Friday this week, so check back later today for the round-up post!] Do you know how hard it is to plan a storytime around the color purple? It’s ridiculous! And to boot, my favorite book about purple — “Harold and the Purple Crayon” naturally — was a wee bit smaller than

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Opposites!

Yep, I went ahead and tried a pretty difficult topic this week — opposites! But were my kids up for the challenge? Read on… I started off storytime with defining opposites as two things that are exactly different from one another. I used the example of “big” and “little,” having the kids reach really far

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Resources

Resources for Planning Storytimes || Librarian Blogroll Crafts Every one of our storytimes has a craft attached to it. It is beastly trying to find crafts that are age-appropriate. These are some of the sites that I find myself revisiting: All Kids Network Busy Bee Kids Crafts Crayola Crafts Danielle’s Place DLTK’s Crafts for Kids

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