Category Archives: @ the library

Lithuania

What do you know about Lithuania? I certainly didn’t know much before reading Ruta Sepetys’ books. I knew it was one of the Baltic states, taken over by the Soviet Union in the early years of World War II and kept … Continue reading

Posted in @ the library, Book reviews, historical fiction, international books | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Spring Trends, 2016

Recently I had the opportunity to speak to two classes of education students at Otterbein University about most anticipated new books and trends in publishing for grades 4-6 and teens. It was a challenging and fun way to review the … Continue reading

Posted in @ the library, Book reviews, reader's advisory | Leave a comment

Into the Woods we go! Picture This 2015

This year’s Picture This program (an annual summer program on the art of children’s books) focuses on fairy tales. We began with Nick Sharratt’s The Foggy Foggy Forest, which allows children to guess what fairy tale characters are in the … Continue reading

Posted in @ the library, art, library programs, picture books | Leave a comment

The Final Chapter: seventh and final meeting of the Harry Potter Reading Club

The seventh and final meeting of the Harry Potter reading club is tonight! at Westerville Public Library

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Rockin’ the library for Earth Day 2015

All about rocks for Earth Day wonderworks/STEAM storytime @westervillelibrary

Image | Posted on by | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Way too young. Depths of despair indeed. Forever YA sums it up pretty well:  You Will Always Be Our Gilbert Blythe

Link | Posted on by | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

This gallery contains 2 photos.

Eggs after visiting Costa Rica

Gallery | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Felix Felicitas

Tiny bottle of Felix Felicitas is just the right size for Lego Harry Potter!

Image | Posted on by | Leave a comment

This gallery contains 8 photos.

You must know… surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed … Continue reading

Gallery | Tagged | Leave a comment

Rolling Along: Wheels & Gears

I opened with What Do Wheels Do All Day? by April Jones Prince, illustrated by Giles Laroche. (Houghton Mifflin, 2006) This was a great introduction for preschoolers. The children had fun talking about the many different objects with wheels in … Continue reading

Posted in @ the library | Leave a comment