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Showing posts from April, 2012

#flannelfriday: Retro Edition

The library building I work in is nearly 100 years old. You can trace the beginnings of our library system back a little bit further than that, but the building itself is a Carnegie building dedicated in 1914. So we have lots of history floating around in our file cabinets and storage areas. One of my predecessors in the children's department kept a journal for about 30 years of children's programming, mostly puppet shows. It is truly fascinating reading. 

I might write more later about how some things have changed (and others haven't!) in our children's programming based on what I've read, but I thought it would be fun to share some of the stories that my predecessor and her co-workers shared during their storytimes. 

Sadly, the only surviving felt story from that era is You Look Ridiculous, Said the Rhinoceros to the Hippopotamus (1973) by Bernard Waber, the same version that I have put in previous storytimes of my own. If you're familiar with the name Bernard …