Books and Board Games: Owlin’ Around

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

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

Books and Board Games: Yee Haw Little Doggies

In the last year and a half, board games have become a relatively large part of my life. My boyfriend Jake was into board games before we met and he's gotten me into games as well. Since the beginning of 2022, we've hosted at least one game night a week with friends. I've also started … Continue reading Books and Board Games: Yee Haw Little Doggies

Considering the Caldecott

This past semester (Fall 2020), I took CHL 403 - Picturebook at Simmons and we finished our semester with a Mock Caldecott, which was won by We are the Water Protectors. Because of this, I feel qualified to make commentary on the actual winners and honor books of the 2020 Caldecott. I had hoped to … Continue reading Considering the Caldecott

The Outcomes of Fall Online Learning

If you recall, I, like many others, had to get used to online learning this fall. While I still generally prefer in-person learning, I did appreciate the chance that I got to engage in some practical projects that utilized digital technology to practice professional and academic skills. The best part about digital projects are that … Continue reading The Outcomes of Fall Online Learning