I hate snow. I do. I grew up in Tucson, where snow falls and it’s very pretty and everyone goes out and plays in it, and it does not make black ice on the roads and you don’t think you’re going to die getting home from work. Also snow is cold. That’s some bullshit.
In order to motivate myself, I’m listening to Night Vale, so if this post gets a little weird(er than usual), blame the snow.
I’m madly in love with this post by Jane at Piper Loves the Library about BRINGING THE NUTCRACKER BALLET to her library. I just. I have goosebumps.
Melissa (Mel’s Desk, @MelissaZD, she of general intense awesome) gave a webinar today on early childhood literacy, and if you missed it you should go listen to the recording because I learned a ton from it, and it’s not like I’m new to this whole deal.
New to me blog Librarianism Chronicles featured an Ancient Egypt storytime that I really dig (hahahaha archaeology puns), possibly because it features my two favorite literary cats, Pete and Skippyjon. This is obviously a school librarian’s storytime, but the interactive educational elements are brilliant and could totally work in a public library.
Brooke at Reading with Red/@berasche did a super useful post on how she picked out toys for baby storytime. My favorite part is teaching parents to share.
Remember how just last week Rain Makes Applesauce was posting awesome shit? At it again! This time with a seasonal retelling of a Bill Martin classic.
We here at the Storytime Underground are really, really into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which is why I was really excited to see this. . .until I watched it. It might be the worst thing on the internet, so I’m sharing it with you.