Lovely Library Things

My name is Sarah. I’m a 25-year-old children’s librarian, and this is my tumblr!


While I mainly post about my programs, this is also a space for me to throw thoughts, pictures, and articles that have anything to do with libraries, books, education, etc.


Or, you know, just things that amuse, delight, and/or enrage me.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to shoot me an ask. I’d love to hear from you!


2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Sarah has read 26 books toward her goal of 100 books.
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Julia's House for Lost Creatures

Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Julia’s opens up her fantastical house (which sits on the back of a giant turtle) to lost creatures, but when it fills to bursting she devises a way for everyone to live in harmony. The illustrations are soft, welcoming, and wonderful. This would make a great read aloud or a fun read for young independent readers.

This review is of a digital ARC I received from the publisher via NetGalley.

rainbowrowell:

dippindoodles:

Quote from Eleanor & Park (Rainbow Rowell) Xx

Entries from my movies/books/series quote journal :)

Lovely.

(via the-library-lady)

humansofnewyork:

"I’m studying to be a librarian."

"What’s the sexiest part about being a librarian?"

"I’d say the width of our knowledge. The rest of academia seems to have a rather specific focal point, whereas librarians need to know enough to serve as a guide for researchers of every discipline."

(via the-library-lady)

Some say that the children’s rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not.

Here are five good reasons to take your children to the library today.

It’s still National Library Week. You should be especially nice to a librarian today, or tomorrow. Sometime this week, anyway. Probably the librarians would like tea. Or chocolates. Or a reliable source of funding.
Neil Gaiman (via ala-con)

(via theinnkeeperlibrarian)

rorofu:

rudy likes to start his day with a little light reading~ (at casa rizzo )

(via starttofin)

bibliolectors:

Saturday: complete rest / Sábado: descanso total (ilustración de Robert Wagt)

(via teachingliteracy)

Programing over school breaks is difficult. Some kids have friends and family come in from out of town, but most of our community is made up of vacationers. Our regulars jet, and you never know who is going to come in. 

We’ve had great success during past vacation weeks by putting out a (generously donated) train table in the Children’s Room. Expanding on the success of the train table, we tried something new one day over the February break: A Library Playdate!

The program room was filled with homemade play dough, Legos, toy planes, trains & cars, books, and at the last minute I slapped a duct tape hop scotch board on the ground!

We didn’t get the huge numbers we like to see, but the 30 or so people who came were thrilled. Many asked if the room was being turned into a playroom permanently. Hahahaha, no sorry. But the playdate will be making a comeback someday. :]