Ready, Set, Go! Storytime Can Help Children (and Parents) Become Kindergarten-ready. – 9/1/2009 – School Library Journal

Ready, Set, Go! Storytime Can Help Children (and Parents) Become Kindergarten-ready. – 9/1/2009 – School Library Journal.

A great little post about the importance of storytime. More and more communities lack a sufficient number of quality preschools and daycares to help parents instill in children the skills they will need to succeed in school. It is certainly an area where children’s librarians can help fill in the gaps. It’s also another reason why I strongly believe MLIS programs need to offer more child development courses for children’s librarians. If you’re pursuing librarianship and want to work with children, try taking a child development course. I guarantee you that it will make you stand out once you’re applying for jobs, and it will also make you a better programmer for children.

The future of libraries, with or without books – CNN.com

The future of libraries, with or without books – CNN.com.

Another OH NOES article about the future of libraries. Another reason that librarians who work with children are extremely important. If we don’t capture the imagination of these children today, we won’t have any library supporters (and tax payers) in the future.