PotterFest 2017!

It's that time of year again - Harry Potter's Birthday is, today, July 31st! And we celebrate every year at our library with a themed party. In the past, I've called this program "Harry Potter's Birthday Party" but I changed it up this year and renamed it "PotterFest." The new name seems more appealing to [...]

TSU Feature: Ukulele Club!

          I've been a slacker about posting so here is a link to one of my Teen Services Underground features on our Ukulele Club at my library! I have been thinking about it today because I am enjoying a "stay-cation" this week and wasn't able to attend the July meeting. (I [...]

Websites You Should Know About: SmartFeed

GUILT-FREE SCREEN TIME.... Seriously.  So I am loving this website! As a newbie parent of a toddler, I am constantly having an internal battle with myself about how much screen time is too much, and also about the content of what my daughter is watching. (Confession: I kind of don't mind watching My Little Pony. [...]

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 [...]

Just Another Day in the Children’s Room….


Adults in the Teen Space

  Check out one of my recent posts for Teen Services Underground! Adults in the Teen Space: http://www.teenservicesunderground.com/adults-in-the-teen-space/

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 [...]

New Gig!

I'm super excited because I am now an official "Agent" for one of my favorite blogs, Teen Services Underground!! Their posts and ideas have been so helpful to me as a librarian so I am happy to have a chance to pay it forward. I'll be sharing the link to my posts here. Please check [...]

When You Get a Thank You Note Just for Doing Your Job….

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?!? [...]