Month: February 2017

What Kids Want

Rodriguez Library’s schedule is based around giving the kids the ability to take things home. It started a few months ago, when i realized the reason Perler Beads wer so popular. While I tried to tamper down the kids desire to just puts some beads on the board and iron it down with as little effort as possible, it told… Read more →

Developing Programming for Adults

In a low-income, high-poverty setting, it is a struggle to get adults to come to the library and participate in programming. As far as I can tell, this is a true situation across the nation. Parents in high poverty settings often don’t participate in school functions. A Pew research study also suggested that residents in low socioeconomic status are not… Read more →

Dealing with Discouragement

I want to write about dealing with discouragement as an educator.  I feel this common challenge for those working in the field, and a subject worthy of reflection and discussion.   However, I will begin with a caveat.  I do not have some great insight into dealing with discouragement.  This is not a plug for my upcoming book, 10 Easy Ways… Read more →