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Second Generation Librarian.

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Today was the first day of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) – “Hooray!” says I and hundreds of other people who crowded into the Toronto Reference Library. I went to TCAF for the first time last year and was kind overwhelmed by everything to see (and buy!) during the second day of the festival. […]

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So, 15-20 min. after getting all of the kids together, reading books, jumping around, and saying goodbye, I’m pumped on adrenaline and sweaty and embarrassingly out of breath. This is where also I run into the other stumbling block in the process besides actually making the mini-mes sit down: Parents are usually thrilled that we […]

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I think that I’ve mentioned MPL’s “out in the open” policy with regard to storytimes before: namely, all of our storytimes are to be delivered in open space in the library, rather than behind closed doors, in order to promote our services to newcomers, new users, and customers who are otherwise unaware of programs provided […]

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I’ve been getting requests for Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga since it came out. I was really surprised at the series’ popularity with everyone under the sun – First it was the teens … then adults … then … kids. Some parents were quite proud that their children were reading such long books; their kids were […]

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I’m belatedly celebrating one whole year as a professional librarian – whoo! <does a jig> My biblio-birthday was officially January 2… So I’m going to take a little time to think about what exactly this last year in accidental (completely on purpose) children’s librarianship has yielded in personal and professional development. Programming: I’m still trying […]

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Week 3 of this self-proclaimed lame named (haha fox in socks, sir) story time. This week’s theme was “Ooey Gooey.” The jury’s still out on whether or not the themes make it easier or harder for story time planning… this was kind of a strange theme, so maybe that was it. The program itself was […]

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Since one of the Children’s part-time library assistants has left (sniff sniff) I’ve taken over a second story time every other week. This week I was too stressed out to come up with an ingenious theme combination for the second story time. So I threw together some funny books that didn’t fit in with any […]

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My very first story time that I have created… planned… and will do for longer than 15 minutes! Hooray! I was really really nervous. This is also Angus Glen’s very first “out in the open” story time ever. Good thing it went much better than expected! 😀 The kids were incredibly cute. I’ve found that […]

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Hello! My name’s Megan, and I’m a young, idealistic, wet-behind-the-ears, fresh-outta-school children’s librarian. It was actually not an accident to become a children’s librarian – in fact, that has been my plan from the beginning (the beginning being my 2nd year of university in which I began wondering what I would do with this “English […]

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