Inform, Inspire, Ignite! The Youth Services Section of the New York Library Association's 2015 Spring Conference is this Friday! It's always great to share and discover new ideas and get a renewed enthusiasm for what we do each day. The best part for me is that I have been invited to participate as a panelist!
I've blogged about my experiences using iPads at events and traditional library programs and now I'll have the chance to share that live and in person. I am proud and honored to be in the company of colleagues and panelists that inspire me as well. It is sure to be an informative and exciting workshop. So if you're going, join us for the iCan:Integrating iPads and Apps into Youth Programming, session #3, and be sure to say hello! And if you're not, do not fret! I'll be posting our workshop and pinterest board for you to gather ideas from.
Now... what do I wear?
SPRING! It's still a bit chilly outside, but we are all about SPRING here in the library these days. The bulletin boards have gone from frosty white snowflakes, to bright, warm and colorful displays. Storytime themes are bugs and flowers and bunnies and my favorite today... clouds.
It Looks Like Spilt Milk, by Charles G. Shaw is a librarian favorite. Who doesn't dream of lying back in the thick, green grass and watching the over-fluffed summer clouds float by? Today we are going to use our imaginations to do just that (indoors, of course). Shapes are fun for kids. I love how they interpret what they see..which is why I'm also including Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal on the iPad in Tumblebooks. Is it a duck? Is it a rabbit? A good librarian will never tell....
We'll wrap it up with our "kites are flying" song with scarves and have ourselves a sunny good spring-time morning here in the library today and ignore the stubborn snowflakes (shocker!) still falling outside. Happy Spring to you all!