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

Family Storytime Spotlight: Night Sounds

For every post I share a new storytime plan, I'm also going to try and share a plan from last year at my former library system. We had so much fun that I never got around to blogging about! Here's a plan I presented with a mixed-age family group when our monthly focus was phonological… Continue reading Family Storytime Spotlight: Night Sounds

Baby Storytime Spotlight: Toys & Tots

Here was a fun baby storytime plan from December! This was my first official "solo storytime" with my mentor observing at my new library: *Sing: Good Morning to You Welcome/Introductions: What is Baby's Favorite Toy? Every week (if our group is small enough) I encourage the caregivers to introduce themselves, their baby and share a… Continue reading Baby Storytime Spotlight: Toys & Tots

Flannel Friday: One Block Two Blocks

Whipped up this easy peasy flannel rhyme for baby storytime in December and I'm FINALLY getting around to sharing it! This fun flannel goes great with a shapes, imagination, construction, play or toy storytime theme: One Block, Two Blocks One block, two blocks, Three blocks, four. Five blocks, six blocks, Seven blocks, more! Eight blocks,… Continue reading Flannel Friday: One Block Two Blocks