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Hit the Swing, Jack!

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Perhaps you remember my first blog awhile back telling you about my other gig – besides my library gig that is.  That other gig is the host of a local radio show playing music.  In this follow-up blog I’d like to go into a little more detail about my show.  But fair warning!  I have an ulterior

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If you've been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I have fairly decided opinions on what the perfect temperature is. Last Friday, I asked multiple people how they were and the answer was invariably "cold" which was fine, except for the fact that I had just been outside and was thinking how glorious

Jenn, our children's librarian

Sigh… isn’t that always the way. I go through periods where I am equal with the greatest thinkers of all time and then I have to write something down and I can’t think of a single thing to say. You’ll just have to settle for some random thoughts: #1 I won’t finish my reading challenge and I’m surprisingly

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December is often a hectic month, ending as quickly as it begins.  Proof of this is that it’s somehow already December 4th! Perhaps blame can be assigned to any number of holidays and celebrations often competing with end-of-the year deadlines. Despite the busyness, there’s one constant that truly does make this a fantastic time of year for readers:

This Golden Rules

Dread. That was the feeling I had when I saw the reminder email that it was my turn to blog this week. I don’t mind blogging when I’m inspired but this week I wasn’t feeling so inspired. That is until I woke up today and realized it’s my Golden Retriever Winston’s 2nd birthday. I know I know.

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Ever since we installed our first Little Free Library at Mondauk Common playground in 2014, I’ve noticed Little Free Libraries everywhere. The concept is so simple, so beautiful. You come upon this sweet little surprise, a hidden gem, in an unusual place that invites you to browse for a few quiet, relaxing moments. If you find something you’d

The Joy of Sewing

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hob·by, noun, plural noun: hobbies 1. an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure. 2. archaic: a small horse or pony. 3. historical: an early type of velocipede.           --Google dictionary One thing that people may not know is that I have a lot of hobbies. A. Lot. Of. Hobbies. My long-suffering husband, Bryan, would certainly testify

Jenn, our children's librarian

I’m back! This election season we need to be teaching our children how the process works. We can watch coverage, we can discuss our thoughts as a family, but we also need to ensure that our children have the basic understanding of how government elections work. School Library Journal compiled a listing of resources for teachers and

The Arts @ UDPL

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One of the wonderful things about living in the Philadelphia region is that we have such convenient access to all the arts and cultural opportunities that a major metropolitan area offers.  Hop on SEPTA or shoot down 76 (I know, I’m painting too rosy of a picture by assuming that these are speedy transportation options) and you

Molly, our teen librarian

When I was still a classroom teacher, September was the most stressful month of my year. Since becoming a public librarian and only sometime classroom teacher, September is actually my first chance to catch my breath. It's also the month where I get to take vacation! This year my husband and I did a Western United States