Working Overtime: Why Teen Book Festivals are Worth the Saturday Investment.

I spent most of my day yesterday (Saturday) working. Sort of. Being a middle school librarian, whenever I'm reading, I'm working. My thoughts usually subconsciously include: Would my students benefit from adding this book to our library? Would my staff? Could my school use this book as a literature circle book? Would this author be …

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Creative Writing, the Library, and Author Visits

I absolutely love that my school benefits from two author visits a year. Now, to give credit where credit is due, I am not directly responsible for the logistics of bringing the authors to our school; my co-librarian handles that. But the point of this post is to share a recent author visit, and how …

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