Category Archives: library stuff

flannel friday: cold weather clothes (bi-lingual!)

on friday mornings, we often attend a spanish-english storytime at the library two miles away from the one i work at.  this bi-lingual storytime is lead by one of the parents who used to attend my storytimes regularly when her … Continue reading

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flannel friday: superhero colors

this one is an original!  a few years ago, i was building a superhero storytime kit and realized i had zero flannel stories that worked with the theme.  i stretched b-i-n-g-o to “there was a hero had a dog and … Continue reading

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flannel friday: let’s play in the forest

i used this book quite successfully last week for the first time.  it’s very heavily based on the book let’s play in the forest while the wolf is not around by claudia rueda (which is based on a traditional spanish … Continue reading

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my first flannel friday: mrs. mcmurphy’s pumpkin

a few months ago, one of the librarian bloggers that i follow began a series she called “flannel friday” where she’d post a different flannelboard story each friday.  this caught on quickly and there’s now a wonderful weekly following, a … Continue reading

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iron cupcake!

last weekend, a friend told me about an event that i had to attend.  apparently, this is the fifth “iron cupcake” competition in town, but it’s the first one i’ve been to–where have i been?  although i must admit that … Continue reading

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one world, many stories: CSLP 2011 decorating ideas

non-librarian readers, please excuse the work-related post, but i thought i’d share some of this year’s decorating ideas.  i’ve been putting together summer library program decorations for a few years now and almost every time i post photos librarians i’ve … Continue reading

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pincushions

have i mentioned here that i teach a monthly class at work called “needlereads”?  it’s open to both teens and adults (and we get a lovely mix of both) and the idea is that each month we pick a project … Continue reading

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cd review: ranky tanky

as a librarian, one of my favorite current responsibilities is learning about new children’s music to consider adding to the library’s collection.  a handful of albums each year become personal favorites of mine that i’d happily listen to over and … Continue reading

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evolution of a literary fox (and a giveaway!)

i got several requests to see the process of my reading fox design, and so i’ve created this blog post which should give hope to everyone out there who thinks they “can’t draw.”  i’m surprised to find that it feels … Continue reading

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foxita

awhile back, i’d posted that my crafting/children’s librarian/bloggy friend, small fox had invited me to be part of an “art exchange.”  i’m pretty sure that the chain ended with me (i can’t really blame anyone for not signing up — … Continue reading

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