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 [...]

Banned Books Week

Here's this year's Teen Banned Books display. I used the same board from last year but updated the display books with quotes on the covers to show why they were banned or challenged. Also, I took some old books from the book sale room (ones that were headed for the dumpster anyways) and re-purposed them [...]

Fall Story Times – Week 7

Family November is Family Literacy month, so I thought I'd do a Family theme. I haven't done one of these in awhile, mostly because of something that happened a few years ago. One of my staff had covered for me and saw The Family Book by Todd Parr sitting on our re-shelving cart, so she [...]

Happy Banned Books Week!

One of my favorite weeks of the year is Banned Books Week. During this time, I wear my banned books t-shirt, button and bracelet. We create displays in the library to highlight the books that have been banned or challenged within the past 100 years or so. It makes for great discussions/debates/arguments with patrons. Although [...]

>Why Libraries Are So Important

>Yesterday I got a call from a teacher at the elementary school. She called to let me know that she was starting her annual Caldecott Challenge (which involves getting her students to read as many Caldecott winning books as possible.) She also asked, a little hesitantly, if we had any books about families with 2 [...]

The Trouble with Penguins

Public libraries are amazing because they are the embodiment of freedom. You can walk into a library and check out whatever you want for free. Yes, you have to return the items and YES, if they are overdue you have to pay a fine. But come on, it's still a pretty sweet deal. And most [...]