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Marge Loch-Wouters
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Helping Patrons Accept Change
Image In class we chewed on how to help patrons accept a new program format for preschoolers in place of one storytime session. The ideas and strategies flowed! Positivity I think in general, when you present an idea, and you deliver it with enthusiasm, the...
Image In class we chewed on how to help patrons accept a new program format for preschoolers in place of one storytime session. The ideas and strategies flowed! Positivity I think in general, when you present an idea, and you...
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School Age Steam
Image Our guest today is Kelsey Bates, a Youth Services Librarian in Fort Myers Florida. She shared a program series on STEAM that had kids really excited. STEAM into Learning - K- 5 th  graders 3…2…1… Blast Off Into Space Book talk :  How  Do You Burp in
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Image Our guest today is Kelsey Bates, a Youth Services Librarian in Fort Myers Florida. She shared a program series on STEAM that had kids really excited. STEAM into Learning - K- 5th graders 3…2…1… Blast Off Into Sp...
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We have long been offering continuing education opportunities on a monthly basis for our day care providers. Because we are registered instructors, providers who take our free hour-long classes are able to gain credits for co...
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I love this post by +Abby Johnson supporting youth staff getting vacation time during SLP. Far too many libraries don't allow it.
Okay, weeks ago I stumbled into a Twitter conversation about public youth librarians taking vacation during the summer months. I've been wanting to write a blog post about it since then and since we're finalizing summer program dates this week, I thought it'd be a great time for this post.
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MArch Madness - Picture Book Play-offs
Pixabay Image It's March Madness time! It can be a great opportunity to tie in a program for kids and families that builds on the increased interest and publicity surrounding the basketball playoffs. Here is a program, part of our final assignment, shared b...
Pixabay Image It's March Madness time! It can be a great opportunity to tie in a program for kids and families that builds on the increased interest and publicity surrounding the basketball playoffs. Here is a program, part o...
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Image Youth librarians have a tool belt full of skills that make us successful working with kids. I'm thinking programming, eagle-eye/mind youth literature chops, organization and planning, creativity, advocacy, child develop...
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Image I've been thinking alot about the pressure we put on ourselves in our youth library world. We want to be good at our job and for our community but there is also a whole world out there in the profession that sings a si...
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Perking Up Programs
Pixabay Image It's easy to get into a rut when programming - doing the same themes or series or events multiple times. The class brainstormed a few ways to add some pep to tired program syndrome. -  Animals, anyone?  If it is allowed at your library, (I hop...
Pixabay Image It's easy to get into a rut when programming - doing the same themes or series or events multiple times. The class brainstormed a few ways to add some pep to tired program syndrome. - Animals, anyone?  If it is ...
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Magical Mystery Tours
Pixabay Image We all know the challenge presented by field trips. With schools' shrinking budgets and many other educational destinations, it takes creativity to create an experience that are meaningful, fun and worthwhile to tempt teachers to choose the li...
Pixabay Image We all know the challenge presented by field trips. With schools' shrinking budgets and many other educational destinations, it takes creativity to create an experience that are meaningful, fun and worthwhile to...
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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. These posts look at aspects of SLP and ask us to think bigger, deeper and wid...
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Passive is the New Active
Image The class had some great program ideas to share that incorporated the concepts found in passive or stealth programming (ongoing; kid-powered; encourages lots of engagement and return visits without staff-led activities). They also shared the positives...
Image The class had some great program ideas to share that incorporated the concepts found in passive or stealth programming (ongoing; kid-powered; encourages lots of engagement and return visits without staff-led activities)...
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Uncertain Staff Support for Programming
Image While thinking about doing passive programs, a question came up.  What if other staff in the library aren't supportive of an effort you are involved in like 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or SLP? What happens when you aren't there and it is up to them...
Image While thinking about doing passive programs, a question came up.  What if other staff in the library aren't supportive of an effort you are involved in like 1000 Books Before Kindergarten or SLP? What happens when you a...
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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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