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

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 … Continue reading My First Summer Reading!

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 … Continue reading Adventures of a First Time Storytimer

My First Months as a Children’s Librarian

Starting my job as a children's librarian at the Public Library of Brookline was a little bit of a whirlwind. I finished class on a Thursday, started my string of back-to-back holiday travels on Friday, and in the middle of going to New York City, Kansas, and Colorado, I interviewed for and was offered a … Continue reading My First Months as a Children’s Librarian