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    Staying Cool in the Library — Back to school

    10 Ideas for a Successful Open House in the School Library

    What are your plans for back to school night or open house? I have often struggled with this over the years. Most families spend their time meeting their teacher, gathering forms and information and chatting with their friends. For years I was lucky to have 10 families stop in. This was always discouraging because open ... Read More about 10 Ideas for a Successful Open House in the School Library

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    10 Ideas for a Successful Open House in the School Library

    open house or back to school night
    What are your plans for back to school night or open house? I have often struggled with this over the years. Most families spend their time meeting their teacher, gathering forms and information and chatting with their friends. For years I was lucky to have 10 families stop in. This was always discouraging because open house is the perfect time to introduce the library to parents and students and...

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    Digital Rewards for the School Library

    Classroom management can be very challenging for librarians and other “specials” teachers. There are many reasons for this. A few of them are: We only see the students once a week for a short period of time.  Students think that their specials time is a chance for them to chat with their friends and take ... Read More about Digital Rewards for the School Library

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    Digital Rewards for the School Library


    Classroom management can be very challenging for librarians and other "specials" teachers. There are many reasons for this. A few of them are:
    • We only see the students once a week for a short period of time. 
    • Students think that their specials time is a chance for them to chat with their friends and take a break from school work
    • Students know they are not going to receive a grade for their work so...

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    Teaching Book Care Rules – Activities and Ideas

    One of the most important lessons I teach every year is book care. When I first started as a librarian I did not spend a lot of time teaching book care to my students. I assumed that all kids knew how to take care of their books, but I was sadly mistaken. Many of my ... Read More about Teaching Book Care Rules – Activities and Ideas

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