7 Ways to Make Story Time More Fun for Everyone

I have a unique perspective of  Story Time behavior.  I run Story Times for my local library and I bring my 3 1/2 year old to my preschool programs. I have to say I haven’t seen a lot of these problems in my own Story Times…except from my own son!  Trust me when I say […]

Five Ways to Use a Flannel Board During Story Time

One of my favorite props to use in library programs is the flannel board. It is a versatile tool that can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the story time experience for kids and their families. Here are five different ways to incorporate a flannel board into your own story times. Provide […]

Can’t Find a Story Time? START ONE!

Can’t find a Story Time? Have tried your local library, books shops and recreation programs? If you still can’t find one, or if you are working in a library that does not provide Story Time programming, then why not start one of your own? Story Times come in a large variety of shapes, forms and […]

Library Crafts for the Craft-Phobic Children’s Librarian

Many children’s librarians are crafty. They happily pull out the glitter and never bat an eyelash at the thought of allowing the kids to paint. Children come marching out of their story times carrying gorgeously decorated projects, and afterward, those librarians set right to work cheerily cleaning up the layers of marker caps, paper scraps, […]

10 Reasons Why You Should Go to Story Time

I hear it all the time… naps, chews books, can’t sit still, parking, weather, germs, I can barely get a shower…. No more excuses!  Kids should go to Story Time! And here’s why… 10. GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. This is especially important for new parents.  Even infants get bored.  Swap the scenery, try something […]