Hi friends! As you read this, I’m still in China, in Suzhou, the Venice of the East, enjoying some family time and exploring the world! I scheduled this Throwback Thursday post for you in advance. It’s that time of year again…library orientation! I wrote this post last August, sharing my favorite library orientation videos… Planning your library orientation lessons? Me, too! Surrounded by the smell
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Hi friends! Thanks to my growing Jamberry business, I have the opportunity over the next few weeks to travel to China to see my son and his wife, and meet my beautiful granddaughter! (If you’re part of Library Centers on Facebook, you’ve seen her photo.) I’ll be enjoying the scenery, and holding that sweet baby, and not writing blog posts. So…I’ve started a new feature
Hi friends! One of my library makerspaces next year will be for “making” with technology. And I’ve found a few great ideas to share with you! My plan is that for the first half of the year, I’ll have the tech maker space focused on one app (or one type of app) for 2 weeks at a time, to allow students to explore and create
Hi friends! At my school, we’ll start our second year of the Leader in Me ™ program next year. Other librarians in our district who’ve already implemented this initiative have shared their book lists with me, and now I’m sharing them with you! You can get more information about this program by reading the book, The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the
Hi friends! Have you checked out the Found Friday posts at Risking Failure and Mrs. Lodge’s Library? Don’t we have some amazing virtual colleagues? My Found Friday post focuses on construction makerspaces. I plan to have three makerspace areas set up in our library next year: art/crafts, construction, and technology. I’ll start the year with some really simple construction projects that I’ve found on Pinterest.
Hi friends! Here comes another Makerspace Monday! Let’s check out some videos related to makerspaces! Of course, the first video that comes to mind is Caine’s Arcade, the story of the 9-year-old boy who created an arcade from cardboard in a garage. His imagination inspired millions, launching the Imagination Foundation and the Global Cardboard Challenge. Here’s what the Global Cardboard Challenge looked like at Virginia
Hi friends! I’ve joined with two of my favorite colleagues, Carolyn Vibbert at Risking Failure and Jess Lodge at Mrs. Lodge’s Library, to bring you Found Friday! We’re sharing the best ideas we’ve found (typically on Pinterest) for our library plans for next year. I hope you’ll join us! Today my Found Friday post will focus on projects I plan to add to my arts and