That’s a Wrap: 2022 Summer Reading School Visits

Phew! In the month of May, our small but mighty youth and teen services team put in 160 hours visiting more than 10,000 students. While we do provide some programs and services at the branches, our main focus is outreach and educator support. As a former teacher turned librarian, I'm absolutely loving my new job!… Continue reading That’s a Wrap: 2022 Summer Reading School Visits

Bricks and Books Club: The One and Only Ivan

Last month I blogged about Getting Started with a Bricks and Books Club. Today, I thought I would share the plan from our first inaugural meeting! Icebreaker Would you rather be a dog, gorilla or an elephant? Why? This turned into a pretty heavy icebreaker! One of our participants wanted to be an elephant so… Continue reading Bricks and Books Club: The One and Only Ivan

Getting Started with Bricks and Books Club

Finally getting around to blogging about the Bricks and Books Club I started in 2021! This popular program combines two of my favorite things: middle grade lit and LEGO┬« bricks. Our group of 3rd-5th graders meets bimonthly to discuss a book (picked up in advance) and build. When I asked on social media what you… Continue reading Getting Started with Bricks and Books Club