On being a Librarian and a Christian parent to an LGBTQ kid with a uterus in 2022

In Sunday Reflections, I usually share very personal posts. I haven’t written one in a while because I had a story to tell but in doing so, it would involve sharing some information about someone else, my child. And that was not my information to share. But today, we have decided to share. She has … Read more

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