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Hey fellow book lovers! I'm a K-8 school librarian and mom of two young readers. I write the occasional blog when inspiration strikes, but I've also compiled some great book recommendations for all ages. (If you're on a phone, click on the three lines in the top right corner for more.)


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Day 1... It Takes a Village

So, I'm not going to lie. Today was a little... weird. But I was also so impressed by everything I saw from teachers, administrators, families, authors, business owners, and just generally positive messages from the community at large. Sometimes it takes a crisis for people to come together, and I see so many rising to the occasion. It's what my heart needed right now. Some colleagues and I created this list of resources to help teachers and parents while we're all at home for the coming weeks. There's some truly incredible stuff out there, and we'll keep updating it as new items are added. Please feel free to use, share, or suggest anything that we should add! I've been thinking of ways we

Libraries & the Coronavirus: Resources, Reflections, and More

I'm currently writing this in my pajamas, where I'm preparing to quarantine with my family and teach from home for at least the next three weeks. All Illinois schools have been closed, and my husband works for DePaul University, where he's currently swamped as he works to transition all spring classes online. It's been an interesting week to say the least! Now, I've heard the complaints, and I know no one likes to be inconvenienced, but as a librarian, I know to place my faith in research and facts, so I fully support these drastic measures that are being taken to stop the spread of the virus! This NPR article perfectly explains how self-isolating can help save lives. Look, if we take the ne


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