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About Me
Hi! My name is Anne Clark and I've been a youth services librarian since 2009. Currently I coordinate children's services for a county library system in Michigan. I have a master's degree in library science and a bachelor's degree in writing. In 2014, I was honored by the Michigan Library Association with the Frances H. Pletz Award for Excellence in Service to Youth.

About the Blog
I've been writing this blog since I was a student in library school. Starting with my very first storytime, I've decided to chronicle the ups and downs (mostly ups) of my career. Over the years I've learned so much and am glad to have this blog as an outlet to help other librarians. I try to share a little bit of everything. Many of my project patterns are free to download from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. Wonder why "So tomorrow" is the name of this blog? Here's your answer! 

You are welcome to email me at anne [at] I do not accept products to give away on my blog. I do not write reviews of children's literature. I also will not publish a guest post on behalf of a company. I will not respond to emails regarding these items. 

Flannel Friday
I am proud to be one of the original organizers of the Flannel Friday project! If you have a question regarding Flannel Friday, please e-mail flannelboardfriday [at]

Michigan KidLib Unconference
I am also honored to be on the planning team of the Michigan KidLib Unconference, a free professional development opportunity for current and aspiring youth services librarians and paraprofessionals in the Michigan area. 

I presented on blogging (with Travis from 100 Scope Notes) at the Michigan Library Association's 2012 Spring Institute in Ann Arbor. I presented at the 2013 Spring Institute conference in Lansing with Sara and Anna.We talked about programming ideas and tips for librarians in a time crunch.

 I co-presented a Guerrilla Storytime with Lisa Mulvenna and Megan Goedge at the 2014 SI in Battle Creek. In April of 2014 I presented "Aww 'Chute: Children's Programming Activities with Parachutes, Scarves and Other Props" at the Small and Rural Libraries Conference on Mackinac Island.

In March of 2013, I was part of a panel of youth librarians who did a webinar for the Pennsylvania Library Association on summer reading planning.

I hope to do more speaking in the future, so please contact me if you have an opportunity in the Great Lakes area that might be a good fit.

My Writing
I wrote an article called "Pinterest for Librarians" that appeared in the November/December 2012 issue of Library Media Connection. I am interested in writing more for library journals, etc. in the future. I have also guest posted at Storytime Underground and Green Bean Teen Queen

Blog Policies

Comments that Blogger deems to be spam are automatically deleted. As far as "negative" comments go, you are encouraged to disagree with me in the comments! I freely admit that I am generally wrong about 12 different things before lunch. Please keep your comments constructive and not profane. My family reads this blog (sometimes)! I reserve the right to delete comments at my discretion.


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Program Idea: Parachute Playtime

This summer I offered a parachute playtime for kids 2-3 and 4-5. The idea for this program came from the genius that is my close personal friend Miss Lisa, so make sure you stop by her blog to see what activities she includes in her parachute programs. In addition to her program, I also got ideas from Parachute Play by Liz and Dick Wilmes

I like to do a lot of nursery rhymes with the parachute for a few reasons:
Parents/kids are more likely to participate in activities where the content is already familiarI already know them so I don't have to learn a whole bunch of material at once (just being honest here)Easy for the families to replicate this activities at home with whatever props they might have. If they (or you!) don't have a parachute, a bed sheet or blanket can be substituted easily. Even a beach towel would work for one parent and one child to play together.  This is my mean reason and I tried to hammer this in at all three programs I did the past two weeks! Parachute …

Summer Reading Program 2020 Ideas

Here is a list of ideas I have previously blogged that will fit the Collaborative Summer Library Program's 2020 theme of "Imagine Your Story" (Fairytales, Mythology, and Fantasy). I hope this list helps somebody out there!

Storytime Ideas
A-Hunting We Will Go puppet song
The Ant and the Grasshopper shadow puppet story
A Blanket for the Princess flannel board
The Dog and His Bone shadow puppet story
Dragon Egg storytelling with prop
Going on a Quest puppet rhyme
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Humpty Dumpty puppet
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Little Gnome Hide and Seek prop game
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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary puppet
Roll a Rhyme storytime cube
Two Little Bluebirds flannel board
Two Little Garden Gnomes prop rhyme
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Mother Goose Games nursery rhyme Olympics-type program for preschoolers
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"Sleeping Bunnies" on the Parachute!

Here's one of my favorite parachute activities! I actually mentioned it a few months ago when talking about my summer parachute playtime but it's become a storytime staple since. We've been doing this here at my 2 and 3 year old storytimes and it's a great activity that I thought deserved its own post. I learned the song "Sleeping Bunnies" from Mary and I had the idea to adapt it to a parachute activity.

We use the version from Kathy Reid-Naiman's Tickles and Tunes CD.

Here are the words:

Sleeping Bunnies
See the little bunnies sleeping til it's nearly noon. 
Come and let us gently wake them with a merry tune. 
Oh, how are still. 
Are they ill? 
Wake up soon. (Here I yell "WAKE UP BUNNIES!" and the kids shake the parachute.)

Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 
Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 
Hop, little bunnies, hop, hop hop! 

Then we say "good night" to the bunnies and repeat a few times.

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