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Blog Suggestions from Spring Institute

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Travis from 100 Scope Notes and I would be speaking at the Michigan Library Association's Spring Institute for youth services librarians. Well, today was the big day! As promised to the attendees, here is the list of our favorite blogs that we discussed this morning. 

Travis's Top  5 10
A Fuse 8 Production
Waking Brain Cells
Watch. Connect. Read.
Book-a-Day Almanac
Abby (the) Librarian
Collecting Children's Books
Heavy Medal: A Mock Newbery Blog
Jen Robinson's Book Page
Good Show Sir

Anne's Top 5
Beyond the Book Storytimes Incredible ideas for extending kids' books with puppets and other props
Hi Miss Julie! Always interesting, often provocative commentary on the state of our field. 
Mel's Desk A wonderful mentor to me and the storytime presenter I aspire to be one day. 
 Storytime Katie When I have to plan storytime in a crunch, I turn to Miss Katie
 Tiny Tips for Library Fun Another seasoned pro still passionate about creating the best possible  youth library.
We each talked about some of our projects.  Here are some of the ones covered: 
On Hold @ the Library (#holdshelf)
Covering the Newbery 
Flannel Friday (Archives and Pinterest)

Blog: 100 Scope Notes
Twitter: @100scopenotes

Blog: so tomorrow 
Twitter: @sotomorrrow


  1. Great post, Anne! Thanks for sharing with those of us who could not attend. :)

    1. My pleasure, Nic! Wish you could be here. I definitely need to come check out your library sometime.

  2. Oh! I am honored to be mentioned in such company. Wow. Thank you!

  3. Thanks for sharing all my fave blogs..and me!

  4. Thanks for putting this up and for presenting! That was fun.

  5. Posts like these make me blush, Anne! Thanks so much for including me.

  6. Really, really belatedly realizing I am on your list, my dear. Thank you so much! One day we will be able to watch each other's storytimes and mentor each other in person!!!


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