I am thrilled to share that, beginning in January, I will be the youth services librarian at the Yarborough branch of the Austin Public Library. I have a lot of love for this branch! I have been volunteering there weekly for years. I took my children to Miss Elizabeth’s storytimes. And I wrote papers about… Continue reading New Year, New Job
I have always loved Laurie Berkner’s song Moon Moon Moon and when I recently started helping out a pajama storytime, I knew it was time to figure out the chords on my ukulele. I recorded a quick video and have posted the lyrics with chords for either guitar or ukulele below. This is posted with… Continue reading Moon Moon Moon by Laurie Berkner with Chords
Shared from the CTLS monthly newsletter. YouthShare: News You Can Use by Katelyn Patterson Summer Reading Program Tracking Survey Libraries that are considering using software to track their summer reading programs frequently ask what systems/vendors other libraries are using and why. We have created a short survey that will allow us to collect this information.… Continue reading April Youth Services News
This week I got to make some great bookart holiday decorations that I wanted to share. First I made this totally secular (hmmm….) tree. Very simple, though a little monotonous and time consuming. This tree took me about 45 minutes. But it is the perfect activity for when you need to turn your brain off.… Continue reading It is snowing in the library!
YouthShare: News You Can Use by Katelyn Patterson Ellison Machine Swap Both CTLS Ellison machines and die sets will be returned to CTLS at our upcoming Membership Meeting. If you are interested in borrowing these for your library, let us know! If someone from your library will be at the meeting, you can pick it… Continue reading October YouthShare News
YouthShare: News You Can Use by Katelyn Patterson Starting Year 3 of Bots & Books I am so excited to announce that we will be able to continue our work on the Bots & Books grant during fiscal year 2017, thanks to funding from the Texas State Library and Archives and the Institution of Museum… Continue reading September YouthShare: News You Can Use
The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner My rating: 5 of 5 stars middle grade A school uninvited Kate Messner from an author visit because her latest book, The Seventh Wish, deals with substance abuse. My father is an addict. I felt all of the fear, anger, and disappointment that Charlie feels when her sister’s heroin… Continue reading #BookReview: The Seventh Wish by Kate Messner
Has your library caught the fever that is Pokémon Go? This phenomenon is catching fast and is getting people out and engaged in their communities. There are many ways that libraries can harness this power for good for their patrons! Thomas Findley, Adult Services Manager at the Frisco Public Library, gave me permission to share… Continue reading Pokémon Go: What You Need To Know