Disability in Kid Lit

Lately I’ve been reading some fascinating blogs and threads about diversity, and how to embrace and respect diverse voices as librarians (here’s one, which has an incredible bunch of comments).  In the midst of this, I came across a reference to a...

Badging Project Coming Up

Thanks to the inquiring mind of Ted in Menomonie, and the input of several librarians in our area, IFLS is putting together a project to try out using Badges with teens.  We are dabbling our toes in the waters, and we invite you to participate!Every year through...

YSS Powerhouse Presents

In the second* in a series of YSS Powerhouse Presents webinars for youth librarians in the state, Teen Services is the focus.  These free CE opportunities feature Wisconsin Library Association Youth Services Section members who are also amazing youth services...

Showcasing Your Collection

I got a great question from Shelly in Eau Claire this week.  She’s looking for fun ways to showcase the books in her collection–innovative or interesting book displays that will grab the attention of people already in the library and encourage them to...

Valentines in Ladysmith

Thanks to Valerie Spooner from Ladysmith for this guest post:For my preschool storytime tomorrow I’ll be reading Mouse’s First Valentine by Lauren Thompson and If You’ll Be My Valentine by Cynthia Rylant. We’ll do a flannel board activity...