I subscribe to some really great blogs and I just had share one of the posts that I received in my inbox today from Teen Services Underground. The post is about recommending books to our patrons/students that are relevant to the times. In short, while The Outsiders, Where the Red Fern Grows, and Hatchet are solid, YA classics, there… Continue reading So…Much…Yes!
The title of John Green’s forthcoming novel, of course! Turtles All the Way Down is scheduled for release in the U.S. on October 10 and you can bet your YA lovin’ heinie that I am counting down… http://itsalmo.st/#turtlesallthewaydown:embed Check out this website for more information on the book and where to get your probably signed (or unsigned) copy.… Continue reading What do reptiles, the problem of infinite regress, and young adult literature have in common?
I am a Youth Services Librarian, specifically Teen Services. This is a career that I am proud of. I get to help people every day and that is worth something. I connect kids, tweens, and teens, but also their accompanying adults, parents, teachers, guardians, etc. with the materials they need to succeed in school, in… Continue reading What I do and how it relates to President Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services
On Monday, my supervisor shared with me a link on Facebook for a really creative drop-in program idea and I ran with it. Having a small collection of typewriters (and one word processor) at home, I decided to bring one in and set up a little “Old School Love Letter Station” for Valentine’s Day. Here’s… Continue reading Old School Love Letter Station
If you missed Jan Brett‘s visit to Waupaca, have no fear–I’m reporting about it here! While the preceding post discusses Jan Brett’s visit to Waupaca, WI on Sunday, Dec 4, 2016, I would just like to make it clear that I played no part in getting her to come. I just wanted to… Continue reading Jan Brett in Waupaca…My inner-child just exploded!
Hello from the Groundhog Day Storm/Winter Storm Kayla 2016 in central Wisconsin! I hope everyone affected by this storm, here and in other states, are staying inside their cozy homes, reading good books, and enjoying a warm beverage (hot cocoa is my favorite!). Not sure what to read? Here are some of my favorite snowy day… Continue reading What to read on a blustery, winter afternoon…
How I feel when the city wants to cut library funding…