Librarianship

Collaborative Storytelling and RPGs for Kids in the Library.

Last spring, the Tween librarian I work with mentioned to me that there might be interest among our library patrons for some sort of kids roleplaying game as a library program because parents often asked about our Dungeons and Dragons group but we limit that to tweens and teens grades 5+. I started looking into…

Use What You Have: Supporting Children’s Services with a Makerspace

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…

My First Summer Reading!

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…

Adventures of a First Time Storytimer

I did my first storytime in December 2021 right before my library went on a winter programming break. I was still a library assistant, in the middle of finishing my last papers of grad school, and had no idea that a few weeks later I would be hired as a full-time librarian. I themed my…

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