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Here are some books to try/recommend: Life is but a Dream– YA Fiction- a fifteen year old’s life with schizophrenia (one of my favourite reads!) Madness: A Bipolar Life– Adult Non-Fiction- Marya Hornbacher’s life with Bipolar Disorder Turtles All the Way Down– YA Fiction- John Green’s (author of The Fault in Our Stars) newest book…»

Are you doing anything special for Heart Month? I put up a display with facts on heart health and stocked it with books on nutrition, exercise, and heart related books (heart surgery etc.) I also put a Heart & Stroke bookmark inside each book on display. Here are a few really good heart reads: Heart:…»

I used this for a daycare visit and StrongStart, so it’s a bit shorter than the standard 30 minute storytime. Opening: Bread and Butter, Marmalade and Jam, Let’s say hello as FAST as we can… … SLOW… QUIET… LOUD Book: My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss Flannel:  Red Fish, Red Fish, What Do You…»

February is Psychology Month. Are you celebrating at your library? This is my display (there’s a picture of Freud on the other side 😛 )

Welcome Song: I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap. I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, and I wiggle my  waggles away. … nose with a beep, beep, beep … eyes with a blink, blink, blink … tummy with a rub, rub,…»

Check out my book snowman! On second thought, please don’t or it’ll disrupt the display 😛

This month’s Strong Start is going to be an animal theme: Welcome Songs: I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap. I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, and I wiggle my waggles away. … nose with a beep, beep, beep ……»

I have yet to do a Strong Start, so this will be my first attempt, Halloween style. I have been told to use “lots of songs, puppets, and felts” and aim for around 15 minutes. Here’s the plan: Welcome Song: I wake up my hands with a clap, clap, clap, a clap, clap, clap, a…»

I learned from my last babytime that: It’s better to do more songs before the shaker/scarf songs, while the babies/toddlers’ attention spans are still intact, and leave the attention getting songs toward the end. It’s better to do more “easy” songs that parents are familiar with, as opposed to trying to be too creative and…»

Come Along and Sing With Me Where is Baby, Where is Baby Acka Backa Soda Cracker This Is Big, Big, Big Book: Who Can Swim? by Sebastien Braun Rattle/Shaker Songs: If You’re Happy and Your Know it Give a Shake Shake and Shake and Shake and Stop Pop, Pop, Pop 1, 2, Shake it on…»

This year the BC Library Conference’s theme was disrupt and transform.  I attended two days of the conference and took away a lot from the experience. My three favourite sessions were: Under the Hood: Honest Stories about Disruptive Change in a Public Library The North Vancouver District Public Library is in the midst of wholesale organizational change….»

This week officially begins Mental Health Week #GETLOUD. Mental Health Week is an annual national event that takes place during the first week in May to encourage people from all walks of life to learn, talk, reflect and engage with others on all issues relating to mental health (CMHA.ca). To celebrate the week, I planned…»

Here’s my Daffodil Month display at work:

Here’s my new version of a Fishy Storytime, geared towards preschoolers: Opening: If you’re ready for a story clap your hands. If you’re ready for a story clap your hands. If you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story, if you’re ready for a story clap your hands. … stomp your feet ……»

I’m officially the backup for Babytime at my new position. Babytime was always my most feared aspect of librarianship and something I vowed I never to do. I was a 100% adult services librarian! However, after filling in for my coworker a few weeks ago, I realized that Babytime is actually a lot of fun…»

Happy New Year, Library Land! I’m officially working as a Librarian now- no more living in library limbo, working in Circulation and on-call as a librarian. I now have a librarian position mainly doing adult services. The majority of my job consists of planning programs for three branches. I also teach 1-on-1 computer courses, do class…»

A jack-o’-lantern only a librarian could appreciate 😛 Happy Halloween!

Where to Find Books in the Library: psychology 150s co-dependency 158.2, 362.29, 613.8, 616.86 success/healing/change 158.1 depression/mental illness 616.8527 anxiety 616.85233, 152.46 relationships 158.2, 306.7, 362.837 memory 153.1, 616.89 addiction/recovery 616.8527 techniques 158.1, 305.42, 616.85223, 616.8527 emotions 152.4, 158.1082 grief 155.937 dating advice 646.77 parenting 649 business-type self help 650.1 Well-Known Authors: Dale Carnegie, Robert…»

I don’t know if “med lit” is an actual, recognized literary genre but if not, it is now! We have chick lit, so why not med lit to denote medical fiction? I create a list of fifteen med lit books, which can be found here. I highly recommend Monday Mornings and Trauma.