Category Archives: Best Practices

Add Flair to Get a Book Club Running by Christy Kepler

At the Oswego Public Library District we have had a lot of success with book clubs. We have 7 monthly book clubs! We offer a book club choice for kids ages K through 8th grade. What is it that attracts … Continue reading

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Kids Art Show

As children’s librarians it seems that we are always looking for activities that are new and innovative, however, there are some programs that just seem to work and they become anticipated annual community events.  At the Edwardsville Public Library, one … Continue reading

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eBooks apps for Children: The Monster at the End of this Book

Not all books are created equal and not all ebook apps are created equal.  There are many duds out there, but there are a few gems.  The Monster at the End of this Book app from the iTunes store is … Continue reading

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Best Practices: Meeting Your Users Where They Are

Imagine how frustrating it is to get off work at five and have errands to run, but everywhere you go is closed at five as well. Or you prefer to order online but a business only takes phone calls, or … Continue reading

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STEM @ Your Library

STEM Programming @ Your Library By Mary G. Adamowski, Head of Youth Services, Orland Park Public Library Over the past several years, there has been a substantial awareness and focus on STEM education in schools.  As defined by Francis Eberle, … Continue reading

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Best Practices in Youth Services

Today we are talking about best practices.  People use that word a lot, and I thought rather than talk about a specific best practice, I would focus on what a best practice is. According to Reference.com, “A best practice is … Continue reading

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