REVIEW: Stand Off

Title: Stand Off Author/Illustrator: Andrew Smith Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover ISBN: 9781481418294 For ages: 13+ Type: Young Adult Year: September 2015 It's Ryan Dean's final year at Pine Mountain and it should be a celebration. Instead, it is causing nothing but pain. His rugby coach assigned him the role as captain, replacing his dead best friend, Joey. If that didn't … Continue reading REVIEW: Stand Off

Evaluating Children and Young Adult Programming

It doesn't matter if it's a simple storytime or a complex spy camp program, evaluation is a necessary tool to improve library services to children and young adults. Every program I deliver, I do a self-evaluation and an evaluation from the program attendees. I firmly believe that feedback, good and bad, helps me grow as … Continue reading Evaluating Children and Young Adult Programming

Jbrary Features “Rock the Library” in Canadian Libraries Spotlight

Head on over to one of my favourite blogs Jbrary to see my feature on low-budget programming! I first started out as a Children's Librarian at Windsor Public Library and our budget was tiny. Stretching a dime into a dollar is my specialty. Programming doesn't have to be expensive. Head on over to Jbrary to … Continue reading Jbrary Features “Rock the Library” in Canadian Libraries Spotlight