Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

Bibliography: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit. Candlewick Press. 2017. Somerville, MA. ISBN-13: 9780763697884. Plot: Peppa Pig and the Library Visit is a preschool children’s book based on the award-winning animated British TV series.  With over a dozen books and hundreds of episodes, Peppa Pig has an international following. In the newest book Peppa Pig and the Library Visit, Peppa and her family visit and explore … Continue reading Peppa Pig and the Library Visit

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GMCL – The C is for Community

GMCL’s Leadership Team has been discussing re-branding our library for quite some time now.  In the past, this facility was known as the Temecula Mellman Library, the Grace Mellman Library, the Old Temecula Library, etc.  When I stepped into the role of library manager, I understood that saying or writing The Grace Mellman Community Library takes a bit of time. We decided to go forward … Continue reading GMCL – The C is for Community

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Open-ended art at preschool storytime

I began studying for a Master’s degree in Human Development two years ago, though it had been a dream of mine for a number of years — possibly as early as the fourth grade, when I began to wonder what motivated people, and why some of us practically jump out of our beds in the morning while many of us can hardly stir up the energy to eat breakfast. In … Continue reading Open-ended art at preschool storytime

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Papa Pear-ish Saga of your library’s online presence.

Taking the manager’s chair of a library that has had many managers over the last few years is like trying to sit in a perpetually spinning chair, inside a revolving door. I expected to encounter resistance to change, lack of confidence, and a general ambivalence that comes from a staff who has had to fend for itself more often than not.  My expectations proved flawed. The library staff members were more than ready … Continue reading Papa Pear-ish Saga of your library’s online presence.

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Learning to appreciate Dickens, Hardy, and Austen

Upon entering High School, countless ninth graders will be asked to set aside novels written by Collins, Roth, and Green in order to dive into the world of Dickens, Hardy, Bradbury, Steinbeck, et al. In light of that, I have been revisiting the classics of old–exploring ways to engage the reluctant reader.   Here are my tips for helping wade through, begin to embrace, and … Continue reading Learning to appreciate Dickens, Hardy, and Austen

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A Conundrum

This week my company, Library Systems & Services, LLC (LSSI), brought a new library online in Simi Valley.  This is great news for California’s Simi Valley because LSSI is a wonderful company to work with, and now our Riverside County Library consortium has become even larger—which will provide more titles, resources,  and copies of books available to our patrons to borrow. The conundrum comes when … Continue reading A Conundrum

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