Welcome to Library Noise, my new blog about library programming for kids.
Many people who know me in the blogosphere knows me from my blog, Biblio File, where I review books. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a teen services librarian. While my title is "Youth Services" I spend my days on a desk that serves kids birth-12 years/7th grade-ish.
Programming duties are split up evenly in our department. Every week I do a story time for babies (birth-12 months). I also have a monthly book discussion group for kids 9-12, do story time for kids 3-5 every few weeks, plan special one-off programs, and fill in for my coworkers. Plus school visits and field trips and career days...
When I first started programming, one of my coworkers repeatedly told me "Don't reinvent the wheel." I have learned from, borrowed from, and downright stole from many other librarians over the years. It's time I return the favor.
If you find something that you like, please use it!
If you're confused about actions to something or a melody, just ask!
Now, let's make some noise!