YA Book Review: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Turtles All the Way Down by John Green My rating: 4 of 5 stars Describing mental illness to someone who is not mentally ill is probably one of the hardest things to do. It's like that game where you try to explain to an alien how to make a peanut butter sandwich when they don't [...]

Audiobook Review: Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts

Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts by Susan Cain My rating: 3 of 5 stars Confession: I did not finish listening to this audiobook. It wasn't that I didn't like it. I didn't NOT like it. I do think that it would probably be much better in print format. The narrator was good, but [...]

When Your Mom is a Children’s Librarian….

Cheers! -Miss Molly

Banned Books Week 2017!

It's that time again - Banned Books Week! One of my teens found the idea on Pinterest (of course!) and my amazing assistant surprised me by creating this display for me in the Teen Space, complete with a Passive Program!

Have you heard of Brightly Storytime?

Brightly is a website created by Penguin Random House. I am so grateful to my colleague for sharing it with me! It has some incredible resources and book lists, often with some slightly older titles that I've missed in my orders! They cover all ages - even grownups! I subscribe to their email list and I [...]

Little Free Library Spotting!

Last week, my family and I rented a house on the Cape. I took my daughter for a walk and found this adorable Little Free Library in front of a cute little house. I was pretty excited - I've never actually seen one! There was even a baby bunny sitting next to it. You cannot [...]

A Quistory Lesson with Sarah Prager!

            I recently had the pleasure of hosting a visit from Sarah Prager, author of the awesome new YA nonfiction book, Queer, There and Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World. I can't recommend this book enough. It's an incredible resource to have as a Youth Services Librarian. Please check [...]

The Whole Book Approach Workshop

I had the opportunity to visit the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art recently for a workshop on the Whole Book Approach, a concept created by one of my Simmons' Professors, Megan Dowd Lambert. The workshop was full of librarians, teachers, daycare facilitators and home schooling parents - some from many states away! It [...]

Author Storytime with Anna Staniszewski

We are so, so lucky because a children's bookstore recently opened in our hometown! I am still kind of in shock about it. It's in a beautiful old house and has lots of little rooms and nooks to discover! It's called Enchanted Passage and if you ever are in the area and have a chance [...]

BunnyBear: A Picturebook Review

                    I honestly had no idea what to expect when I started reading this book - other than I was psyched to see the beautiful illustrations by Carmen Saldana. Also, I was intrigued by the extremely adorable title - can I actually purchase a Bunnybear somewhere?!? [...]