Meet Anne Clark, Department Head/Children’s Librarian

This month, The Library Adventure welcomes Anne Clark. She is Department Head/Children’s Librarian at Alice and Jack Wirt Public Library in the Bay County Library System in Bay City, Michigan and she blogs at So Tomorrow. I asked Anne about her work at the library as well as the road she took to become a […]

52 Science-Themed Literacy Activities for Kids {with Printable Deck of Cards}

This summer, libraries across the country are celebrating science with the 2014 Collaborative Summer Library Program’s, Fizz, Boom, Read! Today, I’m sharing a printable deck of cards featuring 52 different science-themed literacy activities that will go along with this theme. Read the list of activities, then scroll down to view and print the cards for […]

Meet Jennifer Wharton, Youth Services Librarian

Welcome back to The Library Adventure’s series of monthly interviews with library professionals. This month, our interviewee is Jennifer Wharton. Jennifer is Youth Services Librarian at the Matheson Memorial Library in Elkhorn, Wisconsin and writer of  the Jean Little Library blog. I asked Jennifer about her library, its patrons, and her path to librarianship. Here […]

7 Qualities of Awesome Children’s Librarians

An AWESOME children’s librarian is: Accessible Well-read Expert Self-Confident Objective Multitasker Entertainer Read on to find out how you can embody each of these qualities in your own work. Accessible Let your patrons know you’re available to help them by greeting them when they enter the library. Always try to look approachable, even when you’re […]

Meet Sharon Chastain, Children’s Librarian

Welcome to the first post in The Library Adventure’s brand-new series of monthly interviews with library professionals. Today’s interviewee is Sharon Chastain, a Children’s Librarian at the Maple Valley Library in the King County Library System in Washington state. I have long admired Sharon’s energetic story time videos on her library system’s Tell Me a […]