Quality Resource: PBS Kids

This post is short and sweet ūüôā On January 15th, PBS announced it was expanding access to PBS Kids! While there was already a great selection, it’s now even better! Check out their¬†array of children’s educational media on your local PBS station or online through¬†pbskids.org. After arriving at the website, click on “videos” and then “live TV” and you can watch your local station anytime, online. By clicking on “learn more” above the show you can even see the intended audience, the goal, and a description of the show. In addition,¬†PBS Kids brings you¬†videos, games, and shows suitable to most audiences. This site is a great option for “fun fridays” or other times students are using devices within a fun free time setting. It’s also a great thing to recommend to parents and families who may be wondering what is appropriate to use with their youngest children. Happy watching and interacting! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez

Storytime Underground

Are you public librarian, early childhood educator, or parent of young children? If you answered yes, this post is for you! Storytime Underground is an amazing community of public librarians focused on the literacy of our youngest humans. The contributors provide more than resources. They also provide their perspectives into the highlights and challenges of their lives as public librarians. I was fortunate enough to get my MLIS (Masters of Arts in Library and Information Studies) with some of the people behind Storytime Underground. Just as they did then, they continue to amaze me with their work and passion for literacy. The mission of Storytime Underground is a great one, check out their website to learn more about tit and why storytime is much, much more than reading a book. Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez

Miss Meg’s Storytime

Are you a children’s librarian, early childhood educator, parent of young children, or interested in becoming any of these? If you answered yes, this post is for you! Miss Meg offers a fresh perspective on library storytime and school-age programming through her website, missmegsstorytime.com. You’ll find a variety of topics complete with photos, booklists, and materials used. I first met Meg in Madison, WI, while we were both working toward our Master’s of Library and Information Studies. We soon became friends. Though we currently live on opposite sides of the U.S. of A.,¬†always fun to see what she’s up to through her website and social media. Check out missmegsstorytime.com to learn more and bring an idea into your community! Your librarian, Katelyn Martens-Rodriguez