Category: be the best you can be
another post affirming that librarians and libraries smell.
Jessica of Jessica Hearts Libraries (AWWWW) has written a neat little post about libraries, rules, and everyone’s favorite, SIGNAGE.* A couple of my favorite parts: You’ve lost touch with reality when you think over-signage will stop the bathroom questions, and you’ve completely lost your mind once you insist the precious number two pencils be kept…
i love top ten lists.
I love this post. So amusing and yet informative!
6 by 6.
The Johnson County Library has an excellent program called 6 by 6. The objective is to permeate all of their children’s programming (and even their library spaces) with ways to help kids master the six early literacy skills that they should learn by six years old to help them become successful readers for life. JoCo…
today in stupid.
Nah, kids don’t need to look up words. Especially in SCHOOL of all places. Their vocabularies are perfectly cromulent as they are. So shine on, you crazy school in LA, and keep those dictionaries away from kids. They should be using a more hands-on approach to learning about oral sex, anyway. UGH. And for the…
“we apologize for our mistake.”
Magic Under Glass will get a new jacket. Huzzah to everyone who spoke out. I’d also like to add, I am really looking forward to reading this book. A dance-hall girl? Dancing for pennies? How very Firefly.
I wish these book/bookmark sets were real (from Icoeye). I wish I could read more lovely “why I am a librarian” stories like this one. I wish my library had a pony, or a pot-bellied pig. It could carry books to and from the sorting room, as well as help keep control of the after-school…
I’d say I spend 99% of my time feeling like I’m squarely in the “hooray!” quadrant. How about you?
vintage ALA ad from 1977
Yet so many people don’t know that we still do all of these things today, and more. Where’s the 2010 version of this poster, y’all? Found this poster at the Vintage Ad Browser.
I am somewhat of a thematic programmer, but I am also a weirdo who connects books, rhymes and songs the way Thelonius Monk improvises– it makes glorious sense, but not in the way you’d usually expect. I needed a new story time to take out on some preschool visits, and I was blanking on what…