Five Things I learned from being a COVID-forged Youth Librarian

Just like every Thursday, 10:00am finds me getting ready for storytime. I’m probably practicing a new fingerplay or song I’ve just learned—maybe a new variation of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”, perhaps accompanied by some American Sign Language. I’m definitely re-reading the book I’ve decided for the day, trying to memorize where I want to pause … Read more

Cloud Town and the Basement Librarian, a guest post by Daniel McCloskey

The library was next to the town’s two jail cells in the damp basement of our tiny brick police station. If it was up to me, I would have avoided the entire building for the duration of my childhood, but my father was a children’s book author and my mother was in school for library … Read more