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.