Nothing says “teen boy” like melting crayons with heat guns!

Before I go have "Sweatpants Thanksgiving" - it's like regular Thanksgiving but you're sad because you're not with your family so you wear sweatpants with your friends - I just wanted to let you know about this awesome program I had Monday. Inspired by a previous Children's Room program and countless Pinterest pins, we made … Continue reading Nothing says “teen boy” like melting crayons with heat guns!

I guess I’m going to have to try

You know what is really hard for me at work? Trying. Seriously, this sounds stupid but this is the thing that I struggle with the most. It's not like I never try, but I have a hard time trying something that could totally fail. I tend to "try" the safe or safe-ish programs or events … Continue reading I guess I’m going to have to try

The value of education

I've been thinking a lot about the value of education recently not in small part because I work with teens investigating college, and because this summer at NELLS Matt Amory (Hi Matt!) talked about enjoying being a librarian because he could support "independent intellectual inquiry." I think that is such a lovely phrase and an … Continue reading The value of education

Presenting travails and reading rage

[Random caveat for this post: It's really long and surprisingly, I start talking about a book that has rape in it, so if that's something that is hard for you to read about or is triggering, I understand if you want to skip this one. The unpleasant stuff starts at the picture of the book, … Continue reading Presenting travails and reading rage