I say Ooh, You say Aah!

Every year as schools wind down, the library winds up. Summer is just around the corner and the bulk of LPL’s Youth Services department went out into the wild-- aka USD 497-- to promote the Summer Reading Program. (If you want to learn more about it, when it starts, how long it lasts, what even…
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Hello, Universe!

Youth Media Award season is a heady time for Librarians in Youth Services. We’re all trying to figure out what the best book will be, while waging our own mental campaigns for our favorites by thinking very compelling arguments at the selection committee. Like the Oscars, we wait all year to find out which books…
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Fantastic Beasts @ LPL

Just in case you haven’t been on the internet, seen a magazine/newspaper, or watched television in the last year, I’m here to inform you that there is in fact a new Harry Potter movie coming out. The screenplay is written by J.K. Rowling herself (unlike a certain play that must not be named), and it’s set…
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Newbery Hopefuls

Last week I attended Kansas City Public Library’s Mock Newbery awards which basically looks like this: a bunch of librarians nerd out about a selection of books, then we vote on which one we believe is worthy of top honors. The criteria for the Newbery Award are just vague enough that a lot is left open…
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