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

LSC Journal Club: Social Emotional Learning & Libraries

After a long hiatus, the Denver Metro Area chapter of the LSC Journal Club finally met again in January to discuss social-emotional learning and libraries! We had lots of snacks to sustain us during our long discussion. Who Are We? What is the Library Services for Children Journal Club? We’re a local group of youth… Continue reading LSC Journal Club: Social Emotional Learning & Libraries

Thursday Thoughts: Baby Storytime and Behavior Messages

Last week I blogged about starting storytime with gratitude. My sample messages were all from toddler or family storytime, so I wanted to talk a bit about storytime messaging with infants and caregivers. Baby storytime is extra special! Oftentimes baby storytime is a family's very first experience with the library. It's so, so important that… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Baby Storytime and Behavior Messages

Thursday Thoughts: Starting Storytime with Gratitude

How do you start storytime? Do your families hear a cheerful tune as they enter the room? Do you have a puppet that plays hide and seek in the windows before the kids come in? Do you shake your sillies out before settling down to read? Do you let families know your expectations for the… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Starting Storytime with Gratitude

Thursday Thoughts: On Seuss, Selection, Criticism and Censorship

Thanks to Sam Bloom for turning me onto a recent a guest post article on the Intellectual Freedom Blog! Carole Soden, former international school teacher and library school graduate, shared her thoughts on “Why I Am Keeping Seuss Books.” Here’s Why I Personally Am NOT... Selecting Seuss Books to Read in Storytime Recommending Seuss Books… Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: On Seuss, Selection, Criticism and Censorship