Answer: Your Local LIbrarian

Question: Who has a job where they know everything and share it every day?

This is a short post, just to let you know that National Library Week begins today! If you need a reason to start something new, then head on over to the library to celebrate!

Libraries (and librarians) are incredible gifts to every community. They can help us find out more about the things we already love, learn something new, or explore new places. For a child, the opportunities are endless. If you’re worried about the shush factor, make a plan before you go and decide after you get there. If your library has a separate children’s section that’s a little more noisy, then plan to stay. Walk through the shelves, let your child find some books, and read for a bit. If your library is a more traditional quiet place, look at the shelves, let your child pick out a few books, and then head home to read them on the couch!

Whatever your plan, make it a point to stop by the library this week and tell them thanks. Odds are, they won’t mind if you don’t whisper it.

Spring Break Update

We’ve been enjoying lots of reading … and some much-needed catching up in the Kidlitosphere during spring break this week. Here are a few that caught our attention…

Big A Little a The March/April edition of The Edge of the Forest has some wonderful stuff … including a podcast called Sounds of the Forest (with our friends at Just One More Book!). Like the Edge of the Forest crew, we have also seen a lot of Young Adult (YA) stuff … check out their Bonus list of books that are hot.

The Well Read Child This is a blog that thinks like we do: read great books with your child. At The Well Read Child you’ll find reviews of books that make sharing a book with a child memorable and wonderful for both of you!

We have a few more reviews to polish ourselves, so look for the March/April Book Bags and Read Ahead editions next week.

March Carnival of Children’s Literature

The Reading Tub had the honor of hosting the March Carnival of Children’s Literature this month. With spring officially here, we decided to make it a picnic! Jump in … and please leave a comment. We’d love to know what you thought.

You can also check out the blogroll to learn about the April Carnival.