May 4th is on a Saturday next year and so help me, I’ll be planning and implementing a large scale, fun for the whole family “May the Fourth Be With You” Star Wars nerdamondium party that will be so awesome I may just explode. Other libraries have done it with much success. You can get… More May the Fourth Be With You: 2013
Years ago, at one of my first library jobs, I had a weekend morning program that I called “Doughnuts with Dad.” I believe it was around father’s day, but it might not have been. All I did was brew some coffee, buy some doughnuts and juice, gussy up the tables with some table cloths, throw… More Muffins with Mom
Funerals are not for the dead, they are for the living. They are for those left behind, to act as a comforting play in which we know all the roles and there is no twist in the second act. My mother would have hated her own funeral. It was a maudlin, religious, church bound affair,… More Listen, I’m Telling You Stories
…here is another child development/early childhood blog that you might find interesting and useful: Janet Lansbury, Elevating Childcare (and, yes, she is somewhat related to Angela Lansbury). Here’s her introduction/description: Raising a child is one the most important and challenging jobs we will ever have. It brings a considerable amount of joy. It can also… More if you liked “not just cute”…
I have a complex relationship with the institution of summer reading. I never participated in summer reading as a child, which may explain my lack of zealous enthusiasm for it. I do see its value, and I do love that it gets kids into the library, but there is something about the entire exercise that… More summer reading.