Category Archives: Outreach

Favorite Outreach Fingerplays!

Five Fat Peas in a Peapod Five fat peas in a pea pod pressed (hold your hand in a fist) One grew, two grew, so did all the rest (put thumb and fingers up one by one) They grew and … Continue reading

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Preschool Outreach (Mills Parole) Theme: Monkeys and More

Outreach at AACPL is an opportunity for staff members to get into the community and bring the library to those who may not have experienced it yet. We talk about libraries, what we offer, and do a storytime much like … Continue reading

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Preschool Awesome Outreach: Germantown Elementary

Outreach at AACPL is an opportunity for staff members to get into the community and bring the library to those who may not have experienced it yet. We talk about libraries, what we offer, and do a storytime much like … Continue reading

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Preschool/Headstart Outreach Theme: Dinosaurs and More

Outreach at AACPL is an opportunity for staff members to get into the community and bring the library to those who may not have experienced it yet. We talk about libraries, what we offer, and do a storytime much like … Continue reading

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Secretary of Education Gets a Big Cheer from me

“Have a high bar- college and career ready standards for every single child, and we’ll give you a lot more room to be creative and to be innovative. The best ideas in education, frankly don’t come from me, don’t come … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Little Girls

“‘What’s your favorite book?’ I asked. ‘I’ll go get it! Can I read it to you?’ Try this the next time you meet a little girl. She may be surprised and unsure at first, because few ask her about her … Continue reading

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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations (Ages 16-30)

Once again, PEW (The Pew Internet & American Life Project) has published results of a study related to Public Libraries and Youth, this time focused on the age group of under-30 patrons. Some of their findings were a pleasant surprise! … Continue reading

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