About Anne McKernan

Once upon a time Anne McKernan, a very tired mother of two, walked in to a library ... the next thing she knew she was leading her town library's story time programs. Read more at http://itsybitsymom.wordpress.com

Books about Story Time!

Starting a new Story Time? Looking to perk up your Story Time? Seeking some new material? Check out these books about Story Time! Storytimes for Everyone by Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting and Pamela Martin-Diaz This book, published in 2013 by The American Library Association contains a great deal of information regarding early literacy, best practices for […]

10 MORE Reasons Why You Should Go to Story Time!

My very first Library Adventure post was 10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Story Time. In celebration of our relaunch, I would like to give you 10 MORE Reasons Why You Should Go to Story Time! 10. Increase Focus and Listening Skills in a Group Setting Young babies, toddlers and preschoolers are often able to […]

What Does Reading Look Like? An Age-by-Age Guide to Reading Milestones for Ages 0-6

Learning to read begins at birth! No, No, NO, I am not talking about those programs that claim you can teach your 1 year old to read. Technically, kids aren’t really developmentally able to begin to process and interpret printed text in the same way adults can until around the age of 6, but that […]

Summer Reading Program Roundup!

“More children participate in public library summer reading programs than play Little League baseball.” – American Library Association That amazes me and makes me so happy! As the summer winds down The Library Adventure would like to salute the many awesome Youth Services Librarians, Library Assistants, Volunteers, Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers who made summertime reading […]

15 Ways to Find 15 Minutes to Read

I try to incorporate literacy tips at each of my Story Times. Recent research has emphasized the importance of reading to children for at least 15 minutes every day, but when I suggest this I usually see grown ups roll their eyes and hear groans and complaints about how hard it is to find 15 […]