Young Author’s Day

Every year our school does a Young Authors Day – 2018 will be our 11th one. I have headed up this activity every year, first as the school Curriculum Coordinator and now as the Library Media Specialist. The first couple of years I actually went into the classrooms and team-taught with many of the teachers. … More Young Author’s Day

Mock Caldecott

**This post contain an Animoto affiliate link and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Each fall I scan lists on the internet for potential Caldecott books for the following January.  I check out as many of those as possible from our local public library and choose 10-15 … More Mock Caldecott

Games – Dewey Decimal System and Shelf Order

My students are like most students – they love to play games. As librarian, I love to have them play games that help teach library skills. I have served as a school librarian for many years so some of my games come from old books. Fun-Brarian: Games, Activities, & Ideas to Liven Up Your Library! (an affiliate … More Games – Dewey Decimal System and Shelf Order

Maker Mania Day 1

Last spring I entered a contest for a DK Maker Space promo kit. The contest was designed to promote their STEAM books. The kit included pencils, STEAM stickers and tote bags which I used as prizes at my Maker Mania Days. It also included a couple of activity posters, one of which I used as … More Maker Mania Day 1

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog. I hope to share with you ideas you can replicate in your library. Like most librarians in a small school, there is always more I’d like to do than there is money to pay for it. To help alleviate that problem, I host after school and summer programs which carry a … More Welcome!