Finding New Ways to Have Fun: Team Celebrations in Virtual Style

Last year I read an ALSC Blog post by Tanya DiMaggio about Team Building in Virtual Times. (FEELS SO GOOD TO SAY LAST YEAR! SUCK IT 2020!) Inspired by Tanya's suggestions for adapting icebreaker activities and games, I created a Colorbrain: KidLit Characters Virtual Edition for our youth services end of year department party! The… Continue reading Finding New Ways to Have Fun: Team Celebrations in Virtual Style

Thursday Thoughts: Advocating for Accessibility in Library Land

I'm tired. I'm tired of talking about universal design to make accessibility sound more appealing to ableds (because apparently just being beneficial to the disability community isn't a good enough reason for libraries to be interested). I'm tired of fighting for my vote to count and arguing about the legitimacy of accessible elections. I'm tired… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Advocating for Accessibility in Library Land

Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Forts, Fall Leaves & Other Red Things

It's One Book Colorado Time! Usually released in April, this year's free book for four year olds across the state was delayed by pandemic problems until fall. This recent virtual storytime plan celebrated the winner (The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier and Sonia S├ínchez) and other red things - like fall leaves and apples… Continue reading Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Forts, Fall Leaves & Other Red Things

Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Rainy Day Feels

This storytime plan was inspired by our recent wacky September weather - as in 90 degree weather one day and rain/snow the next! Highlights below; full script available by clicking here. Sing: Hi, Hello and How Are You?* Welcome Sing: If You're Ready for a Story...* Read: Rain! by Linda Ashman We looked at the… Continue reading Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Rainy Day Feels