Summer Reading is one month away! Join us throughout the summer, starting on June 13, for “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” at the library. June is going to be crazy — there are so many programs I am excited about! I can’t wait to dive into Kate DiCamillo’s new tale, Raymie Nightingale, start working… Continue reading Summer Reading 2016
April 2016 Hop on over to the library for our April events! We kick off the month with our first sleepover for girls in grades 3 & 4 on April 1st. We’re also looking forward to the Garden Club of Reading’s visit on Tuesday, April 5 for a storytime, a WWII book club for teens… Continue reading April programs
While we had just two guests at our sleepover, I think they had a pretty good time! Check out what the stuffed animals were up to here: Stuffed Animal Sleepover
It’s almost spring – can ya feel it?! We’re slowly gaining warmer temperatures here in Pennsylvania and I am anxious to hear those birds singing in the morning and see those gorgeous flowers begin to bloom. Here’s our new Spring Storytime schedule and an updated Storytime Guideline sheet. We hope to see you at our programs this… Continue reading Countdown to warmer weather!
I spend way too much money on books each year. I know, I know — “You work in a library, are you a nut?!” Sometimes, I get a bit crazy and go on a book-buying binge, but one of my personal goals for 2016 is to curb the book-buying. Yes, my bookshelves look plump and… Continue reading Collecting the Caldecotts
Like many of my fellow children’s librarians, I resolve to rock 2016! I have several professional and personal goals in mind for the year… I hope I can stay on top of them all.
This week, we’re tackling Jungle Animals in storytime! To set the “jungle” mood, I found an African music playlist on Youtube and left it playing at the very beginning of storytime. I chose this playlist because of the beautiful African scenery… and it tends to calm the group before we begin! Books: “We… Continue reading Jungle Animals
It’s that time of year again, and we’re in need of supplies! Instead of an Amazon Wish List, I created a flyer with our most-requested items (like glue sticks and markers — things we always need) to be posted in the library, on social media, and our email newsletter. We’ve already received a few Michael’s… Continue reading Wish List
Last week, my storytime was all about chickens. I had a ton of fun with it, and apparently the kids did, too. Today they asked me where the chickens were, assuming we were going to discuss chickens AGAIN this week. I thought it was a pretty basic storytime layout, so without further ado, I give… Continue reading Chickens!
Back in March, I had my first “After School Book Club” meeting with 12 kids in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. This is my first program for this age group at my position, so I was TOTALLY PSYCHED about hanging out with these kids for an hour. Due to the crazy snow, we moved our Tuesday… Continue reading My own Pack of Dorks…