I haven’t posted in a couple of months because I have been selling my home and buying another. It has been intense and agonizing, but we are finally out of the fog and I can focus more on work and the upcoming conference! The Texas Library Association Annual Conference is in a couple of weeks… Continue reading Come See Me at #TXLA16
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
My son turned 2 earlier this month and we had a Where the Wild Things Are party. My husband and I had fun decorating and coming up with ideas. And of course, I must think the great brain that is Pinterest for much inspiration! I thought if anyone might appreciate what we did, it would be anyone… Continue reading Where the Wild Things Are Decorations & Craft
Here in Texas starting January 1st, licensed gun carriers will be able to carry their handguns openly as long as the gun is secured. They will be prohibited from openly carrying in some places such as schools and private businesses. Personally, I am asking every business that I frequent if they will allow open carry so… Continue reading Open Carry in Texas Public Libraries
Thanks for sharing your work as a resource for others, @storytimekatie !
I just signed up to be a social media ambassador for my local library, the Austin Public Library. I am interested to see how this program works and if it is effective. Basically they are asking you to help them spread the word about all the services they have to offer as that seems to… Continue reading Library Social Media Ambassador
While failure can be difficult for little ones, it is possibly our best opportunity to learn. I appreciate how Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer teaches this lesson. Amy Weir, a youth services librarian from Pennsylvania, gives a play-by-play template on her storytime devoted to appreciating how to fail. She provides her inspiration for the theme, a… Continue reading A Storytime About Failure
This week we conducted our second training for year 2 of Bots & Books in San Angelo, Texas at the Tom Green County Library System. I brought these Lego candies for an afternoon pick-me-up. They actually click together! They taste a little like Smarties. Another day packed to the brim with information, but our librarians… Continue reading Bots & Books: West Texas Training
Check out this great idea for circulating a Roku from the Swiss Army Librarian! Our Roku circulates for one week, cannot be renewed, but can be requested. We’re also circulating it in a padded case that comes with a remote control, various cables to connect it to the patron’s television or digital projector, power supply,… Continue reading Swiss Army Librarian » Circulating a Roku for Streaming Videos
I saw this on a wall in a model home but thought it would make a great wall behind a circ desk in a library.