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Marge Loch-Wouters
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Mixing It Up
Image Often, when we plan and think of programs we only consider "active" programs - programs like storytimes or workshops where a library staffer or performer is the leader and is active throughout the session. Other types of programs - like passive (steal...
Image Often, when we plan and think of programs we only consider "active" programs - programs like storytimes or workshops where a library staffer or performer is the leader and is active throughout the session. Other types o...
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Participants share aspirations at the workshop Change is in the air with SLP. More people are getting outside the box and re-examining the worn-out paradigms of how we engage kids in the summer. These posts look at aspects ...
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Change is in the air with SLP. More people are getting outside the box and re-examining the worn-out paradigms of how we engage kids in the summer. This series of  posts looks at aspects of SLP and ask us to think bigger, dee...
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You Say You want an Evolution
If the old adage, "If at first you don't succeed - try, try again" has any legs, than our class guest blogger, Jennifer Regan, a children's librarian in Illinois, is the perfect person to exemplify it. Here she breaks down how she solved and solved for the ...
If the old adage, "If at first you don't succeed - try, try again" has any legs, than our class guest blogger, Jennifer Regan, a children's librarian in Illinois, is the perfect person to exemplify it. Here she breaks down ho...
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SLP Zen
Image The class shared ways that they worked to calm summer madness at their libraries. SIMPLIFY   Over the years I have learned to "loosen up" about [summer] story time. We make it very simple and not too many "rules". First off all, it makes it easier for...
Image The class shared ways that they worked to calm summer madness at their libraries. SIMPLIFY  Over the years I have learned to "loosen up" about [summer] story time. We make it very simple and not too many "rules". First ...
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Take a Break 2
Image Source One of the students, Laura Bultman, a children's librarian in suburban New Jersey was of several minds on breaks. Here are her thoughts: Breaks in programming are tricky for me to pull off.  I am of several minds, here (I am large, I contain mu...
Image Source One of the students, Laura Bultman, a children's librarian in suburban New Jersey was of several minds on breaks. Here are her thoughts: Breaks in programming are tricky for me to pull off.  I am of several m...
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Take a Break 1
Pixabay Image We spent some time discussing creating balance and structure in our program planning. One aspect of the discussion involved the efficacy of taking program breaks. Should we? Shouldn't we? And if we do, what  is our experience - and our patrons...
Pixabay Image We spent some time discussing creating balance and structure in our program planning. One aspect of the discussion involved the efficacy of taking program breaks. Should we? Shouldn't we? And if we do, what  is ...
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Programming vs. Unprogramming
Image Source We discussed unprogramming in class recently.  A question that came up was how unprogramming differed from regular programming and if it actually saved preparation time. In the course of our lecture and discussions, many students realized they ...
Image Source We discussed unprogramming in class recently.  A question that came up was how unprogramming differed from regular programming and if it actually saved preparation time. In the course of our lecture and discussio...
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Change is in the air with SLP. More people are getting outside the box and re-examining the worn-out paradigms of how we engage kids in the summer. This series of  posts (some from me, some from guests) look at aspects of SLP...
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Re-creating a Program for Success
It's OK. Go ahead. Admit it.  We all experience a program that seems to have hit a dead end. People stop coming, staff time seems wasted and it looks like its time to say adios. Or is it? Our student librarians discussed how they evolved programs and breath...
It's OK. Go ahead. Admit it.  We all experience a program that seems to have hit a dead end. People stop coming, staff time seems wasted and it looks like its time to say adios. Or is it? Our student librarians discussed ho...
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Children's Librarian, Storyteller, Consultant
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Children's Librarian, Storyteller, Children's Services Consultant, Blogger
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I'm a Children's Librarian in La Crosse WI who loves working with kids and families in our community. Find me at twitter @lochwouters or lochwouters at gmail dot com
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