Category Archives: Children’s Literature

Diversity and Collection Development

Selection is Privilege (The Show Me Librarian) is an excellent blog post getting some attention in library circles this week, and I would be remiss if I didn’t draw your attention to it.  If you don’t do selection at your … Continue reading

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Are Guys Using Your Public Library?

Do you struggle to bring boys into the library and get them excited about libraries and books?  You may find helpful info in the American Libraries article Connect Guys With Books. It is the story of how the New Albany–Floyd … Continue reading

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Mothers, Libraries, and Reading

I am thinking of my mother today on Mother’s Day.  At nearly 91 years old, she is still going strong, for which I am grateful.  When I think about Mom, there are a lot of different directions my thoughts go—but … Continue reading

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RIP, Maurice Sendak

The library community mourns the passing of the well-known and well-loved children’s author Maurice Sendak, who died yesterday at the age of 83.   That is, I think of him as a children’s author.  He was also an illustrator, producer, director.   … Continue reading

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