Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to this week's Flannel Friday Round-Up!  We have some great submissions for you this week.

Wendy from Flannel Board Fun is showing off her 5 Chubby Snowmen.  These are perfect for winter!

Jessica from Storytime in the Stacks has brought us her Shape Monster.  I can see lots of other possibilities for this puppet/flannelboard combo, from colors to cookies!

Based on the book Walter's Wonderful Web, Jessica has shared a 2nd flannelboard this week.  The different web shapes really bring this story alive.

Jen from Adventures in Storytime was home with the flu this week and has brought us the seasonally appropriate Wash Those Germs Away.  I feel like we all will need this one!

That's a wrap for this week!  If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:


  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Magic Tree House Renumbering

I have heard from a bunch of librarians lately about how they are perplexed by the new Magic Tree House Merlin Missions renumberings.  Here is how my library is handling this issue.

First, know your community.  My community likes to read things in number order.  That makes the MTH renumbering a big deal. Otherwise you could have two books on the shelf with the same title and different numbers.

Second, loop in your cataloging department.  Is there a staff member on board who can change the bibliographic records to reflect the new series information?  This would be located in the 490 field or could be located in the 245 field under a subfield n. 

Third, how are you going to separate your Magic Tree House books from your Merlin Missions books?  They both look similar and are by the same author.  Only the newly printed titles will have the new series and numbering information on them.  For our library, we chose to keep the Magic Tree House books shelved under JFIC OSBORNE and added to the cutter for the Merlin Missions (JFIC OSBORNE/MERLIN).  This will help your shelvers to be able to separate out the two series.


Finally, we are currently going through and renumbering the titles on their spines and book covers.

 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to this week's Flannel Friday Round-Up!  We have some great submissions for you.

Wendy at Flannel Board Fun shows off Pete the Cat's shoes.  These would be a great addition to any colorful story time!

Just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day this past week, Heather at Lady Librarian's Literacy, Lifestyle, and Lookbook Log brings us some pirates and pirate rhymes.  Ahoy matey!

If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:


  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Flannel Friday-Five Elephants

You know when you see a really cute flannelboard and add it to your TBD pile?  Mine never seemed to go down until we got a new assistant named Laura.  I gave her my Pinterest board, a pile of felt, and she went to town.  This is the first of my "inspired by" posts with creations by Laura.

Our original inspiration came from Five Elephants Went Out to Play by Flannel Board Fun. This is what Laura came up with.


This week's round-up is hosted by Laura at One for the Books.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Flannel Friday Round-Up

Welcome to this week's Flannel Friday round-up!

I don't know about you, but I use animal stories all the time.  Check out Wendy's Old MacDonald flannelboard set, which would work great for a story time about animals, songs, or just plain fun!

Just in time for summer, Kate shares her Five Scoops of Ice Cream.  She even added sprinkles! 

Shawn will be hosting next week's round-up at Read, Rhyme and Sing

If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:

  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tales from a Manager-Find Your Passion

A couple of nights ago, a bunch of us were talking about how we used to blog regularly before being promoted.  It was suggested that people would like our advice on management.  Here's my shot at starting that.

The number one piece of advice that I have for any new manager is to find your passion.  For me, that is programming. You may find that you like ordering, budgeting, or strategic planing the best. My schedule, no matter how busy I get, will still have a story time added.  This is what keeps me excited and gives me energy, even on the bad days.  It also keeps me connected with our customers, which helps me to plan for new services.

The further that you go up the management ladder, the further away from "doing" you become.  You are more of a leader and are there to encourage and mentor your staff.  You find them the resources so that they can "do".  You spend a lot of time working with your staff.  If you can still feed your passion, it helps you get through the less fantastic parts of your job (for me, that is the schedule!).

Friday, January 13, 2017

Flannel Friday-Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

This week's flannelboard is one that I created for our flannelboard that is always out in our Activity Room.  You may have seen a version of it before on my blog.  We try to come up with different ideas so kids can free play with it, but still tie it into early literacy.




For this one, I cut out a bunch of shapes that could be found on a snowman.  Every snowman that the kids create is different.  Just for fun, I added a couple of die cut snowflakes and snowmen.
 

We always include a sign that gives the parents some talking points.  It also gives the "why" as to why we are doing this.

 This week's Flannel Friday round-up is hosted by Anne at So Tomorrow.

  If you want to know more about Flannel Friday:

  • Check out the official Flannel Friday blog that includes schedules and other important information.
  • Search for images and links on our Pinterest page.
  • Discuss story time stuff (and other ys stuff) on the Flannel Friday Facebook page.
  • Follow #flannelstorytime on Twitter.

 
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