Wednesday, February 10, 2010

From the Filebox

Some oldies and some new ones perhaps: fingerplays.
find the words to songs you might want to sing at Storytimes. This Indiana library has some excellent book lists (click on this for a cumulative stories book list and more). India Parenting has the words to some nursery rhymes (if like me you came to this librarian scene knowing the lyrics to more Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones songs than nursery rhymes...). The Niehs has the lyrics and sometimes music (although some is rather alarming organ music) to a ton of songs you might find handy. This preschool site has some good program ideas, the Youth Online club has a long list of resources useful in library programs. This age Zero to Three guide has a list of resources (ie. childhood trauma) from the gov't that you might find useful to recommend... that's it for this week. Enjoy the snow if you've got it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Adore this

A truly lovely book - the art is fantastic and matches the book so well, quirky and inventively and gentle. I love how it strolls through history and I love the relationship between the man and Clara.
My Travels with Clara by Mary Tavener Holmes, Illustrated by Jon Cannell, published by the J. Paul Getty Museum in California (

Monday, February 1, 2010

Springing ahead of the Winter cold

Some photos of the library windows painted for our First Grade Reading program kick-off - some of the school visits down already, the kids rising to the challenge of reading a lot of books over the remaining winter weeks. Hopefully looking at the butterfly flowers will keep us warm in the library as February and March do their gusty blustery chilly snowy best.