Thrive After Three

Engaging programs to keep kids coming back to the library

Professional Development Workshop: Wisconsin Ed.

Last week I presented my first full-day professional development workshop in Fennimore, Wisconsin. I met a lot of lovely people and was happy to visit a part of the country I never … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Afterschool Program Resources

I just finished my Infopeople course, Afterschool and Out of School Programming. It was a fantastic experience! It was a great group of professional librarians exchanging ideas. I want to … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

School Age Professional Development Fall 2015 Course

If you’re looking to develop your school age programming, take my affordable fall course through Infopeople! An Infopeople 4-week online course, October 20, 2015 to November 16, 2015 Would you … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Storytime University Thrive Thursday Badge!

Storytime University has a free, go-at-your-own-pace professional development program. It has amazing ideas and really made me expand my horizons by pushing my comfort level on so many things. I’m still … Continue reading

January 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Resolve to Rock in 2015!

Storytime Underground is encouraging children’s librarians to Resolve to Rock in 2015! I used to choke when it came to goal setting when I started out my career. I’ve had … Continue reading

December 31, 2014 · 10 Comments

Successful Public and School Collaboration

  Over the past few years my school partner and I have been getting the word out about our successful relationship. Marge Loch-Wouters asked me to share some tips for … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Another Great Book Review!

Do you have summer reading burnout! Here’s a great gift to yourself… Shaia, Lisa M. After-School Clubs for Kids. Chicago, American Library Association, 2014. 192p. index. $45.00pa. ISBN 13: 978-0-8389-1202-7. … Continue reading

August 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

My First Book Review!

I’ve been waiting on pins and needles for my first book review and here it is. I’m over the moon! It’s from Booklist. Share my excitement! My husband loved the … Continue reading

June 19, 2014 · 7 Comments

Get After-Schooled

Thanks for coming to my workshop today. I hope you can use the hands-on ideas we worked on with your children! Here are some links you may find useful based … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

CLA 2014: Year Round Collaboration

Thanks for all who came to our Connecticut Library Association seminar on Year Round Collaboration! If you weren’t able to attend, I’ve attached our presentation below. I will be doing … Continue reading

April 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

After School Clubs for Kids

Flannel Friday

Participate each Friday!