The Lamppost - Bookology Magazine Children's Literature Thu, 21 May 2020 18:22:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 69996714 Lights, Camera, Action:Launching Virtual Storytime Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:00:59 +0000

Although COVID-19 has been difficult, libraries continue their core mission to provide access to resources and services by improving and increasing their digital services. Storytime is a key service the public library provides to support early literacy, family engagement, and helping children find the joy of reading. Face-to-face interaction helps to improve the connection with families—however, librarians have had to transition storytime programming to a virtual platform.… more ]]> 0 21541
Creating Collage Thu, 19 Mar 2020 12:00:08 +0000

As we move into the spring season, the lesson of hope from The Very Hungry Caterpillar,a book that employs paper collage for its illustrations, inspired these activities.]]> 0 21383
What’s in the Basket? Thu, 20 Feb 2020 13:00:57 +0000

“Investing in early childhood nutrition is a surefire strategy. The returns are incredibly high.” —Anne Mulcahy I am the head of children’s services at Ericson Public Library in Boone, Iowa. According to Iowa Department of Education, Boone has 1,901 students and 877 of those students are in a free or reduced lunch program (Kids Count, 2017).… more ]]> 0 21197
Library EMT Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:49:19 +0000

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” —Mahatma Gandhi I went into the weekend prepared to take it easy from a long and busy week. I quickly shifted my focus to the horror happening in Australia. I was watching a video that showed a small fraction of the animals and humans faced with this disaster.… more ]]> 0 20900
On Your Mark, Get Set … You! Thu, 19 Dec 2019 13:00:06 +0000

The New Year is upon on us and libraries are busy with holiday programs celebrating all things winter, providing make-and-take programs that inspire creativity, and having a warm place to read.]]> 0 20636