It’s that time again, folks. August’s ninjas have done a fabulous job answering some great questions from you all. Now they get to sit back and watch as a new group of ninjas comes in to tackle storytime and the myriad issues that come with it. It is with great pleasure I introduce our featured Storytime Ninjas for September.
Anne Luzeniecki currently works as the Youth Program and PR Librarian at the Helen Plum Library in Lombard, IL. Her work now focuses on children 8th grade and younger though she’s no stranger to teen programming. She hosts storytimes for newborns to grade school and loves how wildly playful and energetic storytimes can be.
Ashley Waring is a Children’s Librarian at the Reading Public Library in Reading, MA (suburb of Boston) where for 8 years she has worked part time in a busy children’s room with a staff of 4. She does regular lapsit programs for birth to 24 month olds, including a popular evening program for working parents. For 2 years she has run a Sensory Storytime, and has spoken at local conferences and led workshops about inclusive library services. She is her Children’s Room’s Techie Librarian, which means she uses iPads in storytime and started a Minecraft club. At home Ashley has a 7 year old son who loves graphic novels, and an autistic 9 year old who is picky about books, but when he finds one he loves, he loves it to pieces! (Literally. He often rips up his favorite books. I write a lot of checks to the Reading Public Library…)
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Meet Tabin (she was also a Storytime Guerrilla of the Month):
Tabin Crume is a children’s librarian with 8 years of experience. Her area of expertise is jumping head first into projects and she regularly hosts programs on cooking, computer coding, and crafting, along with baby, toddler and preschool storytimes. Catch up with her on the blog she writes on (when she remembers to) at igot27problems.blogspot.com