Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In Defense of Internet-Based Children's Programming

Last week I held a program on a no-school day. It was two hours long, and was especially for kids over 8 years old.


And we went on....






Sunday, January 15, 2012

Everything's better with dogs


 After the success of the school-aged tourlibrary Field Trip ADVENTURE!, we decided to revamp the preschool tour library Field Trip ADVENTURE!.

As always, the preschool tour we offer revolves around a book. Last year was "Knuffle Bunny" by Mo Wilems. This year the book du jour (That's French for "soup") is "Dog's Colorful Day" by Emma Dodd.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Superheroes in Training

by Kelly McConnaughey
C/O superherotraining.org

  Over my holiday break, I met up with the ever-genuine and wholeheartedly joyful Michael Mallon about his Superhero Training Academy initiative. Our friendship is a rather odd one, having met in an undergrad poetry course back in 2003(?) and have since kept in touch over email. I suppose that might not be too unique anymore, but considering that I was an relatively late adopter of Facebook, and stories varied from turkeys loose in classrooms and pictures like this: