Come On In, the Water's Fine

I have been blogging for only about a year now and only seriously since just after the new year.  My colleague the Hedgehog Librarian got me re-motivated when she encouraged me to blog about something I was ranting and muttering about for weeks.  I did and the floodgates opened!

I want this blog to be a place where I can talk about children's librarianship - how to do it good; ideas that sparkle my imagination; news that touches me or silliness that delights me.  I will never have breaking news...many others do that so well, I just need to keep up with my feeds.  I will connect with other children's librarian's blogs and share their great ideas in hopes it will motivate others.

BUT, I want to see more children's librarians blogging and sharing!  Where are you all?!?!   While I love all the book reviewers in the blogosphere (and thank you!)  and the literacy champions that bring it on-  I am still looking to find blogs from people like Abby (the) Librarian; the Imaginary Librarian; Eva's Book Addiction; Story Window Storytime; Keeping Up with the Kids; Come Into Delight; What Adrienne Thinks About That; the incomparable Fuse #8 and a few more who explore their work life. They share news; programs; philosophy; anecdotes; thoughts; musings and so much more that helps me grow as a children's librarian.

Abby got me thinking about all this in her latest post Who Knows Your Blog where she encourages people to blog and be proud of it. So come on in and join us!  And share your favorite children's/teen librarian blogs so we can all keep growing and knowing together. Who else is out there?

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  1. I have a blog, but it's not about library stuff. Sometimes I do write about the library, but mainly I write about food (my other passion) and garage sales (my other other passion). Here is a Marge-related post that was part of my 30 Days of Thankfulness project last November... I poste something every day that I was thankful for. http://teamstruckmeyer.blogspot.com/2009/11/thirty-days-of-thankfulness-50.html
    You didn't know I talked about you in my blog, did you? :)

  2. Thanks for sharing, Marge! I love reading your blog. It's great to share books, conferences, activities, joys and frustrations. Here's a newer blog I found this past week -- http://yaprogramactivities.wordpress.com/ I look forward to see where they take it. Thanks, again. Have an awesome day!

  3. Hey Amanda, all the stuff in your blog sounds good...especially food! So glad you did the sleepover..still a fave program for me!

    Thanks Cassie! I will get this new blog on my feeds..wow, lots of ideas!!

  4. Librarians fun to follow:

  5. Thanks Janelle, I will check Hi Miss Julie out..it's new to me!