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Chinese Relief Efforts

Like Amy Bowllan, I have been torn between blogging about the tragedy of the earthquake in China and marching on with general blog posts. I chose to blog on, but feel called today to mention coping and comprehending or the lack of both.  I cannot grasp the magnitude of the devastation. The videos seem unreal. The [...]

Chinese Relief Efforts

Like Amy Bowllan, I have been torn between blogging about the tragedy of the earthquake in China and marching on with general blog posts. I chose to blog on, but feel called today to mention coping and comprehending or the lack of both.  I cannot grasp the magnitude of the devastation. The videos seem unreal. The [...]

The Sherlock Files

Ever read a new book and think to yourself, "AHA! I am the discoverer of a great new book that’s going to be very popular." Then you look in the mail/online and find a review of it by someone else that beat you to it? That happens all the time for me so I’m giving [...]

The Sherlock Files

Ever read a new book and think to yourself, "AHA! I am the discoverer of a great new book that’s going to be very popular." Then you look in the mail/online and find a review of it by someone else that beat you to it? That happens all the time for me so I’m giving [...]

Computer lab joys

After 11 years at my school, we finally obtained a computer lab with 17 desktop computers to use. We struggled for so many years to assemble mini-labs using grant computers and donated machines. This year my library was equipped with 8 Dell PC’s which replaced the nine year old iMacs. Instead of a variety of screens, [...]

Computer lab joys

After 11 years at my school, we finally obtained a computer lab with 17 desktop computers to use. We struggled for so many years to assemble mini-labs using grant computers and donated machines. This year my library was equipped with 8 Dell PC’s which replaced the nine year old iMacs. Instead of a variety of screens, [...]

Talking to the books

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but every year when I begin putting all of the books away, I actually talk to the books. It’s the real reason why I don’t mind straightening alone the 3,000 plus books that are currently checked out and being returned this week. If you were to eavesdrop, you’d hear this: Well, Principal from [...]

Talking to the books

Shh! Don’t tell anyone, but every year when I begin putting all of the books away, I actually talk to the books. It’s the real reason why I don’t mind straightening alone the 3,000 plus books that are currently checked out and being returned this week. If you were to eavesdrop, you’d hear this: Well, Principal from [...]

Fantasy Worlds

Is anyone out there creating lists of games for teens to play online? How about creating lists for parents and librarians? Sure, I know they’re out there. But where? Many of the "cool sites" I see come from my sons racing in with a laptop to show me or emailing me screen shots.  #2 son [...]

Fantasy Worlds

Is anyone out there creating lists of games for teens to play online? How about creating lists for parents and librarians? Sure, I know they’re out there. But where? Many of the "cool sites" I see come from my sons racing in with a laptop to show me or emailing me screen shots.  #2 son [...]