The Case of the Missing Bicycle

Warning!  Top Secret Detective information follows:  On January 28 at 1330 hours a Detective Training Program was held at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.  Detectives in Training earned their detective badge after completing a number of secret...

Organizing Easy Readers

Kris Farley in Ladysmith tackled a big re-organization of the easy reader books in her collection.  I know a lot of librarians struggle with how to make this section of the library most useful to very beginning readers and their families.  Here’s what...

Chess and LEGOS

Chess players in AltoonaThis past fall, Altoona joined the ranks of other libraries hosting LEGO Clubs, but that’s not all!  In Altoona, kids can choose LEGOS or chess–or switch back and forth. Regina Arndt, youth services librarian, says: The...

Parachute Fun

photo credit:  amanky (flickr)I found the best idea on the So Tomorrow Blog about using cotton balls and a parachute together to create a storytime blizzard!  What fun!  That got me wondering what other great ideas for using parachutes were out...

Hold On To Your Tighty-Whities!

The latest Captain Underpants book is coming out today!  Are you a fan?  More importantly, are the kids in your community fans?  Many libraries around the country are capitalizing on the excitement generated by the book and are planning some pretty...