Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Taro Gomi Time

Sharing one of my recent virtual storytime plans today! Since we've re-opened for curbside services, I got to livestream this particular storytime from our storytime room. Being in a familiar space felt so nice and really helped me step into my storytime self! Since my library is livestreaming, I can't share the actual video with… Continue reading Virtual Storytime Spotlight: Taro Gomi Time

Thursday Thoughts: Setting Virtual Storytime Goals

If you know me IRL or you've followed my blog for awhile, you know I'm a Storytime Plotter. I like walking into storytime with a plan, and I like centering that plan around goals. Usually those goals have to do with supporting early literacy practices and skills. It's the teacher in me! But what about… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Setting Virtual Storytime Goals

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Bugs Big and Small

Remembering some happier times today! Here's a recent pre-pandemic baby storytime plan: Have you ever noticed how many bug books contain concepts like colors and sizes? Me either - until I saw all the bug books on the concept storytime theme shelf! And thus a new storytime plan was born... *Sing: Good Morning to You… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Bugs Big and Small

Thursday Thoughts: Welcome to My World

Content Warning/Disclosure: This post is a continued exploration of my experiences as a public library professional with chronic illness and disability during a pandemic. This post will primarily explore ableism at work in my past and present; there will also be a reference to suicidal thoughts. I am not a mental health professional and this… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Welcome to My World

Thursday Thoughts: Room for Every Feeling

Content Warning/Disclosure: I am not a mental health professional. This blog post does not contain any expert or qualified advice; rather, it is an exploration of my feelings as a public library professional during a pandemic, and how I personally am starting to manage those feelings. There will be things like quotes from Mr. Rogers!… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Room for Every Feeling

Toddler Storytime Spotlight: Sounds All Around

I presented this plan to a toddler group the same morning I shared Night Sounds with our mixed-age family crowd. Like that plan, I love how everything in this storytime revolved around phonological awareness and gave me many messaging opportunities (in case if my planned message moment didn't work out). We started with sounds round… Continue reading Toddler Storytime Spotlight: Sounds All Around