Digitally Organize Picture Books: Personal Library App

Digitally Organize Picture Books: Personal Library App

Before I started using a Personal Library App… I would carry around a book list in my purse. It contained the books I already owned and books I would like to purchase or borrow from the library. That way, if I saw a book that looked good in a store, I could...
Paperback Picture Book Storage

Paperback Picture Book Storage

Do you have paperback picture books? You know, the floppy, bendy, easy to crease and tear picture books? The picture books that nearly disappear when you shelve them among hardback books because their spines are super thin? I may sound like a paperback picture book...
Animals & Animal Sounds at Storytime

Animals & Animal Sounds at Storytime

This homemade booklet is FULL of common animals young children can usually identify (the animal and it’s sound). It is easy to put together and it is a FAVORITE during storytime. Select what animals you would like to include. I will let you know what I chose and...
Creating Simple Song Buddies for Storytime

Creating Simple Song Buddies for Storytime

Storytime works best if you interject songs between the books. Songs that keep the children engaged. I have had really positive results from handing out little “song buddies” during one or two of the songs. These “buddies” give the kids...
How to Make an All-Purpose Storytime / Game Board

How to Make an All-Purpose Storytime / Game Board

One way to mix up storytime is to have the children “choose” what comes next. About 9 years ago I created this reusable board and it has held up amazingly. In addition to storytime, it works well for trivia games, choosing chores, etc. The board is 18” high x 24”...
How to Start a Storytime Group

How to Start a Storytime Group

Storytime at the library is usually great, but sometimes- It is too full…the parking lot and the room.It is held during nap time.Your library does not hold a regular storytime.You are worried about a germ-filled room (maybe you have a new baby).Library storytime does...