Friday, December 15, 2017

RRReviewsES: Grumpy Pets by Kristine Lombardi

Everyone is so happy to find their cute pet at the animal shelter... except Billy. He doesn't like this picture perfect, adorable creatures. He keeps wandering around until he finds the back aisle... where the grumpy, snarly, cranky pets are. Could it be that the grumpiest place in the shelter is where Billy finds happiness? 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Coffee Chat

I was honored to co-host a Coffee Chat with our Parent/Community Specialist Ms. Hargrave today. My favorite questions were about our enrichment book clubs & our student volunteer program, Library Leaders. Here was my handout with some general library information.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

November 2017 Statistics

November was fast and fun at the Forest North Library! Check out these statistics from this past month. I'm excited to be back in action at the library- Library Leaders has just selected their helpers and our first training is on Tuesday, 12/19, and Ukulele Club will start in January!

Texas Bluebonnet Award update

Check out the latest Texas Bluebonnet Award qualified voter! We've already read 1,159 books so far, and have 124 kids coming to the voting party on 1/26!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Last summer, I chanced upon this article about the Classroom Book-a-day project on the Nerdy Book Club blog. I texted Ms. Moore and asked if she would try this with me this year. I promised to get a fresh stack of fun picture books to her classroom all year long, and we'd handle a beautiful display (courtesy of the crafty Mrs. Vetter, trusty Library Assistant) for her to keep track of what they've read. They use these books to build a common vocabulary of stories, develop their background knowledge of the world, and grow their inferring skills. 

Mrs. Talley soon heard about our project and decided to do it too! It's going really well. Mrs. Talley also had the cool idea to invite people to come do the read aloud as well. It's really spreading the belief that picture books are for everyone! I'm so excited to see what's next!