Who misses Dewey? Dewey the cat that is! In the ever changing world of libraries, the world of cats in libraries are changing. There was a time when cats could free range a library, but now “Stacks” is the last of the free range library cat in the state of Illinois. Personally, I love cats and… Continue reading Free-Range Library Cat
Lately public feedback about libraries have been very black and white. Patrons (or customers) either say that libraries are great and shouldn’t change or that libraries are dying out and to enjoy it while it lasts. The funny thing about either of those statements is that libraries are “information services” meaning that it’s a place… Continue reading Future of Youth Services: Keep Your Chin Up!
Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers, Whippy Cake, I was introduced to Random Acts of Kindness about a year ago. Since then I have done some RAOK on occasion, but recently decided that I wanted to make Thursdays my weekly RAOK day! If you are not familiar with what RAOK is basically it is doing something… Continue reading 10 Random Acts of Kindness Ideas: Library Edition
About three years ago I was exploring our neighborhood with baby and stroller in hand when I came across something magical. The house was beautifully historic with not only a “Poem of the Month” display (and yes it did change each month) but also an adorable Little Free Library! I had never seen them before but immediately googled it and was… Continue reading Little Free Library
It all starts with a video of a little girl reading proudly to the camera, “Go, Dog, Go.” Parents cheer with excitement; they have a reader on their hands. And no, that little girl wasn’t me, that was my older sister before she was even in Kindergarten! Flash forward a few years and I am that… Continue reading The Beginning