Life rushes me by, and I look up and realise that January has sped by and now February is to. So I wanted to halt and just reflect on 3 things I am truly grateful for:
- Running Water. You see we’ve been renovating the bathroom – our previous shower over the bath was always a dicey adventure as we had two huge cracks near the drain hole. So we saved up and had a walk in shower installed, however three weeks later, one massive hot water leak, and several retiling of the floor later, we’re still waiting to be able to use it. So I’m just grateful we had a hose I could shower under….it’s not fun, but I’m thankful for it. Plus I’m grateful we had one outside dunny…..
- My family. I have a small family, and a larger friend family. They are truly wonderful, and supportive. I’m not sure where I would be without them.
- Books – they truly are my form of meditation. To get lost amongst the pages for hours is for me to wander in the Elysian Fields.
What are you grateful for?
“Libraries build literate, productive and engaged communities and generate $4.30 in benefit for every dollar invested. ” Libraries Change Lives
So from my perspective Libraries are generating a high return on investment.
For more information and to get involved in the Libraries Change Lives campaign visit here.
if you’re new to working in School Libraries, or just want to find out if you’re using all the resources you can Mr M the Librarian has pulled together this great list of truly Useful Resources.
This is a great post, celebrating the act of democracy that is a small free library. I love it, and hope that you’ll be able to get out there and visit a small library soon.
There’s a tiny library down the road from me perched on top of someone’s letterbox. There’s another one just down the road from my daughters house, all brightly coloured and cheery and full of books. In fact, these little neighbourhood libraries are scattered in suburbs all over the world. The man who started the whole […]
via The Little Free Library Movement, and a farewell to Todd Bol — BoomingOn
I used to help make a Zine, way back in the late 1980’s. It was great fun, and a great way to connect to the slightly mad group of Trek Fans as we waited for the Next Generation to make it’s way to South Australia. I came across this great post, and wanted to share it with you. After all Zine are the ultimate form of publishing what you want to read….
Rating: ★★★★★ Genre: Nonfiction, library science Synopsis: Bartel and her team of zinester librarians helped to create Salt Lake City Public Library’s zine collection. In her book, she discusses what zines are, how to purchase them, and how to set up a zine collection (in terms of space and subject access) in your very own library! Review: From A […]
via From A to Zine: Building a Winning Zine Collection in Your Library by Julie Bartel — little lady librarian
Addressing and countering the reading slump is this great article here: What Happened to My Reader? by Sarah FitzHenry and Jared Passmore.
By making reading about choice, and also supporting an environment where we don’t judge the book choices of others we can raise readers who will continue to read well after middle grade.
Indigenous women have often been at the forefront for agitating for social change, but for a large part of history their stories have been ignored. Nadja provides a great indepth post on the Saskatchewan women who sought to decolonise Indian politics while also seeking a place at the table for themselves.