Parachute ideas for all kinds of programs!

Stumped for ideas for using the parachute at storytime?

Think outside the picture books stacks!

Here are some great ideas for incorporating material from other areas of your collection.

Want to make your own clip art?

Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started!

Some easy ways to spice up your site!

Be sure to suggest your favorites in the comments!

Ideas for incorporating factual materials into storytime

There is lots of great nonfiction for kids out there. If I missed your favorite, leave a comment!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Published bibliographer!

I just wanted to say that I am so excited that a bibliography I put together for a teen display called "It Ain't Shakespeare (but it's close)" has been added to the "Recommended Reading" section of the Kent District Library's Web site. The books listed are either re-tellings of Shakespeare's plays or novels in which his plays play a role. One noteable exception is the addition of Reduced Shakespeare: The Attention-Impaired Reader's Guide to the World's Best Playwright, for those of us who like to compare plays to novels, but don't have time to (re)read the source material.

Here's the list:
So You Think Shakespeare's Boring? Think Again!

Some of my co-workers helped me out with the titles (Thanks Morgan, Susan, and Andrea) and I am very proud of how it turned out. Let me know what you think!

I just put this display up right before we closed on Saturday so I am excited to see patrons' feedback and how well the books circulate in the next few weeks.

EDIT
While I am calling your attention to the KDL Web site, I would like to take the opportunity to point out one of my favorite of its features: the What's Next: Books in Series database.