Best of 2019: Blog Posts

Happy New Year, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful holiday. I’m excited to share our top posts of 2019 – they’re always so different than I expect. Some of these were favorites last year, too, and some are brand new. I know that I loved writing them – I hope that enjoyed reading them […]

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Behind the Shelves: School Library Planning

Do librarians use lesson plans? What kind of planner do you use? How do you plan for so many different classes every week in the library – and how do you keep it all straight? I’ve gotten a few questions recently about how I plan, so I wanted to share my current system. Planning as […]

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Behind the Shelves: Help, I’m transitioning to my first K-5 library!

Hello Sarah, I am transferring from high school to an elementary school next year as the librarian. The school is Pre-K – 5. This is very broad, yet would you please have any advice to offer? Are there any specific books, blogs (other than your own obviously), etc. I should read/follow? Thank you so much! […]

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Behind the Shelves: What is a Literature Based Makerspace?

Hi! I just read your post on the Nerdy Book Club blog. You mention a “literature based makerspace.” What is that?? That sounds so cool! -Emily A literature based makerspace is, quite simply, a makerspace that’s inspired by a piece of literature! Do you remember that feeling you used to get when you were a kid, […]

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