Last week I was on the road for the Public Library Association’s annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was super excited to attend sessions on equity, early learning and chatted with fellow librarians on how they engage with their communities.
This blog post was submitted by Cami and Ava, Kitsap Regional Library Community Learning Interns.
How much garbage do you think is dumped into our oceans each year?
The answer: 2.2 billion tons. That’s about 96 piles of garbage that are ½ of a mile long and as tall as the Space Needle.
This is an issue that has burdened our minds for a long time.
Here's what I'm checking out from the library's music collection.
The theme for the 2018 Women’s History Month in March is “Nevertheless She Persisted.” This is especially significant considering the many revelations of misbehavior by individuals in power over the past several months. Stories of harassment and intimidation are not new but the almost daily new revelations are showing women how to find the strength to speak up.
If you would like to go beyond the headlines, you can find much to inspire you in these important titles:
The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are in full swing in Pyeongchang, South Korea. After the wondrous opening ceremony on February 9, the Olympic Games run for two weeks until February 25.
February will always be thought of as the month of love. However, although large heart-shaped boxes of mysterious chocolates and sappy cards will always abound, there is a new unofficial holiday in February that is quickly gaining traction: Galentine's Day, celebrated the day before Valentine’s Day.
Are you on a team in your workplace? Does it drive you crazy or delight you? Whether you’re the leader of the team, the backbone of the team or the skeptic on the margins, we’ve got some food for thought for you: over 50 books on the subject of teams in the workplace. Something for everybody!
Can’t figure out why your team isn’t rocking as well as the other team? Try “The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” by Daniel Coyle just out this year.
Fingerplays - or short rhymes using fingers, hands, and other parts of the body - are a fun and active way to engage with your child, but they are so much more than just that! Fingerplay rhymes are a beneficial tool in helping support young children in early learning. The motions help children sharpen those fine motor skills as they match and mirror the movements; the repetition of words and rhymes feed into an understanding of language and rhythm, and the interactive nature of the fingerplays strengthen social and emotional bonds between invested adults and children.
It’s that magical time of the year between the Golden Globes and the Oscars and speculation on who might take home Hollywood’s biggest award is at its peak. But if you’ve already seen all of the nominees or are looking for new ways to get into the award season spirit, might I suggest books?
That’s right – I said reading revolutions, not reading resolutions! (Though I confess that the fresh start promises of a brand new year are certainly a nice prompt for reflections on the power of reading.)