Professional Development

Patron Privacy Series for Texas Library Staff Begins February 9 | Library Developments

I am SO GLAD to see that we are going to start talking about patron privacy here in Texas! I have reached out to the Library Freedom Project to see about bringing them here for workshops, but haven’t gotten any interest from librarians. I hope this is the beginning of a long conversation… Looking forward… Continue reading Patron Privacy Series for Texas Library Staff Begins February 9 | Library Developments

Book Review

Book Review: The War that Saved My Life by Kimbery Brubaker Bradly

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley My rating: 5 of 5 stars Publisher: Penguin 2015 middle grade, historical fiction Brother Jamie and sister Ada are brought up in poverty by their abusive mother in London. Ada was born with a club foot and their mother keeps her hidden away in their… Continue reading Book Review: The War that Saved My Life by Kimbery Brubaker Bradly

Professional Development · Public Libraries

Getting Excited and Inspired for #SummerReading at CTLS Workshops

Last week I was in Mansfield and Cedar Park having our first Summer Reading Program workshops and we had a blast! Here are just a few highlights! Suzan Nyfeler is our fantastic tour guide through the 2016 manual! We talked books, songs, decor, and display ideas. The photo booth was a big hit! The morning… Continue reading Getting Excited and Inspired for #SummerReading at CTLS Workshops

Book Review · Uncategorized

Book Review: Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Woodring Stover My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t normally go for novelizations, but Stover’s telling of Episode III enhances the story and makes the characters more likeable and understandable. This title fills in so many holes for me. You are able to feel… Continue reading Book Review: Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith by Matthew Stover