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#PictureBook Review: Water Is Water by Miranda Paul

Water Is Water: A Book About the Water Cycle by Miranda Paul My rating: 5 of 5 stars Publisher: Roaring Book Press nonfiction, picture book, storytime “Drip. Sip. Pour me a cup. Water is water unless… it heats up.” I LOVE THIS BOOK! With beautifully simple rhyme, Paul takes readers through all of the different… Continue reading #PictureBook Review: Water Is Water by Miranda Paul

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#PictureBook Review: Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins

Toys Meet Snow: Being the Wintertime Adventures of a Curious Stuffed Buffalo, a Sensitive Plush Stingray, and a Book-loving Rubber Ball by Emily Jenkins My rating: 5 of 5 stars Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books picture book, winter, mock-caldecott 2016 Summary Lumphy, the stuffed buffalo, StingRay, the plush stingray, and Plastic, the rubber ball, are… Continue reading #PictureBook Review: Toys Meet Snow by Emily Jenkins

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#PictureBook Review: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi

Some Bugs by Angela Diterlizzi My rating: 5 of 5 stars Stinging, biting, stinking, fighting, hopping, gliding, swimming, hiding, building, making, hunting, taking… bugs are oh-so-fascinating! So kneel down close, look very hard, and find SOME BUGS in your backyard! Oh my goodness, I adored this book! After reading it to my kids three times… Continue reading #PictureBook Review: Some Bugs by Angela DiTerlizzi

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Showing off our Bots & Books Robots at the Temple Public Library

On Friday, September 25th I spent the day at the Temple Public Library in Temple, TX for the Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide Membership Meeting. Our afternoon workshop was a Technology Petting Zoo where we showcased some of the latest gadgets being used in libraries. I was asked to bring in some of our Bots & Books… Continue reading Showing off our Bots & Books Robots at the Temple Public Library

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Public Librarians as STEM Educators?

The Space Science Institution is a nonprofit organization that does R&D and education to make science accessible. They created an education branch called the National Center for Interactive Learning. One of the NCIL’s projects is called the STAR (Science-Technology Activities and Resources) Library Education Network. Also known as Star_Net, they have an online community where librarians can collaborate,… Continue reading Public Librarians as STEM Educators?

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‘Bots & Books: Using Robots to Talk About Books in Public Libraries

In September of last year I look over administering a grant called ‘Bots and Books which provides equipment and training for libraries to begin robotics programming. We purchased LEGO Robotics WeDo kits and laptops for the libraries. Four trainings were held in different areas of the state where we distributed the equipment and provided training on… Continue reading ‘Bots & Books: Using Robots to Talk About Books in Public Libraries