Talk Story Grants Available

The American Indian Library Association and the Asian Pacific American Librarian Association are now accepting applications for the ‘Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture’ Grant. Talk Story is a literacy program that caters to Asian Pacific American...

Nighty-Night in Osceola

Flashlights, stories, and bed-time fun in OsceolaThanks for this guest post from Rebekah Palmer from Osceola.  Send in your guest posts–plenty of interesting prizes left!We always have a blast at our monthly Nighty Night Time for preschoolers and their...

Who Am I?

Thanks to Sam Carpenter from the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library for this guest post!Ah, December. Summer is long-gone, the holidays are upon us, and that means it’s time for . . . closet cleaning. Yes, we dug deep into our back storage room,...

Coding and Cookies in Osceola

Kids are happy to be codingThanks to Kay Fitzgerald from Osceola for this guest post!At Osceola Public Library we ran a program called Coding and Cookies that introduced middle through high schoolers to computer coding. We had never run a program like this before...

Youth Services Institute Reflections

Image from PixabayMany thanks to Jenna Gilles-Turner, who wrote this guest blog post.I was one of the lucky few (Yes. Be jealous.) to attend the Youth Services Development Institute in Green Lake, WI in September. It was one of the most inspiring, motivating, and...

Candyland in Hudson

Teens dressed up and acted as Candyland charactersThanks to Jenny Jochimson at Hudson for this blog post about a fun event that involved people of all ages.If you are looking for a great Halloween or Christmas event, the Hudson Area Library just had great success...

Media Mentor Resources

Here’s the handout!After more than a year of digging into New Media, Media Mentorship, and working with various community partners and dynamic educators to learn more and form our own ideas and understanding, I am pleased to say we’ve put together some...

Inspiration

It’s been a rough fall, with catastrophes and tragedies and outrageous things happening in the world.  Many of my closest friends and family are dealing with tremendous personal challenges and hardships .  And, on a much less traumatic note, there has...

Reading Goals–Nonfiction

In January of this year, IFLS librarians enthusiastically signed up to participate in a way of sharing book suggestions.  Each month, we had a reading goal, a genre to try to read and report back to other librarians.  By this fall, participation was...