Crafts, Programs

Prepare for Puns

  I was first introduced to the single page book at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main Children's Department as a winter craft. There, I worked with children to develop their hand-eye coordination, ability to plan and creativity muscles. The process of the event went as follows: I told them to pick colors that they liked… Continue reading Prepare for Puns

Professional Development, Readers' Advisory

The Readers’ Advisory Form

The Readers' Advisory Form According to the 2011 statistics at the 2011 Catholic University of America Library Symposium, less than 100 libraries currently use and advertise the use of an online Readers' Advisory Form. This is far too few. What is exceptional about Readers' Advisory Forms is that the librarian can serve all patrons without… Continue reading The Readers’ Advisory Form


Kazoo Fest 2014

At the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh-Main Children's Department, the KazooFest took the stage as reporters flew in and out of the scene, children buzzed their newly discovered All-American musical instruments, and everyone wore lovely hats, including yours truly. There has not been one program I have been a part of where the children and adults… Continue reading Kazoo Fest 2014