My library has a great makerspace that we call the Ideaspace, it includes both in-library and circulating technology to support patron creativity and technology use. While our in-library resources are great for patron programs and to support access, having a makerspace is great resource for patrons, makerspace technology can also be used to support children's … Continue reading Use What You Have: Supporting Children’s Services with a Makerspace
When a colleague messaged me about Sarah Miller's forthcoming Marmee, I knew I had to hop on NetGalley and request an ARC. Marmee is a Little Women retelling from the point of view of Mrs. March, or Marmee, as her daughters call her. Of course this book is right up my alley as a consumer … Continue reading Marmee’s Turn
In my quest to read just about every Little Women adaptation/retelling I can get my hands on, I couldn't resist requesting an advanced copy of Belittled Women, a meta Little Women retelling by Amanda Sellet that comes out this November. I received an eARC from Netgalley and quickly got to reading. Unfortunately, it didn't quite … Continue reading Little (Meta) Women: yet another Little Women retelling
Okay, I'm hedging a bit to call 2022 my first experience with Summer Reading because I did serve on the Summer Reading Committee in 2021 as a part-time library assistant. However, I was on the prize committee so I spent more time sourcing materials and putting together prizes. Our 2021 summer reading was also on … Continue reading My First Summer Reading!
In my first installment of Books and Board Games, I paired a picture book with a really heavy strategy game. This time, I thought it might be more fitting to pair a children's book with a children's game, and owls were just the thing that came to mind. Hoot Owl Hoot Hoot Owl Hoot is … Continue reading Books and Board Games: Owlin’ Around