Displays, Library Life, Virtual Learning

How to Create a Virtual Library Book Display

Though my school has been back to in-person since September, we are still embedding virtual opportunities wherever we can. For me in the library, this means no students are allowed to be in the library, all of my library visits are done virtually, and all books need to be requested through our new online reserve… Continue reading How to Create a Virtual Library Book Display

Adults, Books & Reading, Library Life, Professional Development

This Librarian Read: The Edupreneur’s Side Hustle Handbook

As I have shared on here before, summer time is when I like to read at least one professional development book before heading back for a new school year. This past summer, my book of choice was The Edupreneur's Side Hustle Handbook: 10 Successful Educators Share Their Top Tips. The book was edited by Lisa Dunnigan… Continue reading This Librarian Read: The Edupreneur’s Side Hustle Handbook

Book Lists, Books & Reading, Middle Grade

Horror Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Time and time again, I have had middle grade readers waltz into my library, casually asking me for a Stephen King novel to sign-out, and regrettably, I have to inform them that we in fact do not carry any Stephen King books in our elementary school library collection. I am faced with great disappointment, dissatisfaction,… Continue reading Horror Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Library Life, Space & Design

Library Learning Commons Redesign: Planning Phase

Even though schools in my province are reopening this fall, the role of the library is still unknown at this time. However, I intend on trying to continue on with business as usual as much as I can. With that being said, I have decided to start tackling the redesign of my library. Some of… Continue reading Library Learning Commons Redesign: Planning Phase

Library Life, Organization

How I Use The Happy Planner as a School Librarian

Disclaimer: Please note that this post is in no way endorsed, sponsored or administered by The Happy Planner®. I simply love the product and decided to share a post about how great it has been working out for me.  This may come across as peculiar to some, but I LOVE planning, so much so, I… Continue reading How I Use The Happy Planner as a School Librarian

Library Life, Virtual Learning

How to Create a Bitmoji Library

Now that we are in our seventh week of distance learning (hard to believe we have been at it this long!) and with the announcement here in Ontario that we will not be returning back to school this academic year, I have been reflecting on the things that I have been doing to create a… Continue reading How to Create a Bitmoji Library

Book Lists, Books & Reading, Middle Grade, Young Adult

Historical Fiction for Middle Grade & YA Readers

If I had to pick one genre that was my absolute favourite, it would be historical fiction. This wasn't always the case though. When I was growing up, I greatly disliked social studies and thought learning about history was a complete bore, but that all changed after discovering the Dear Canada series. It was because… Continue reading Historical Fiction for Middle Grade & YA Readers