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Top Ten Tuesday: Awaken the Travel Bug

19 Jun

So… I seem to have done it again… jumped ahead a week for Top Ten Tuesday theme, so if you’re looking for beach reads, check out last week’s post. And if you’re interested in my list of travel inspired books, take a look below!

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  1. In a Perfect World by Trish Doller
  2. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  3. Wildlife by Fiona Wood
  4. Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  5. Wanderlove by Kristen Hubbard
  6. The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  7. Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider
  8. Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill
  9. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  10. The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackensi Lee

TTT-Big2Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and now hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl.

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AtoZ Blogging Challenge – World Travel

26 Apr

alone-camera-cellphone-346760.jpgProgram Name: Around the World

What: We haven’t offered this program yet, but if you had some willing patrons to talk about their trips both within the country and overseas, other patrons could attend who were interested in traveling. Sharing an itinerary, basic information about the area, accommodations, meals, etc. This would be so helpful for other travelers who are ready to make plans.

Where: This is an easy program to offer in a small meeting space as I’m not sure how many people would be attending each presentation.

When: This could be offered throughout the year depending on when people are traveling or returning from travel. I’d say to definitely offer something near the beginning of the year as people begin making summer travel plans around then.

Who: I’d gear this program toward adults, but you could also offer a similar and more simple program for kids based on a local location many kids in your area visit or even a local landmark for people opting for a “staycation.”

How: Ask patrons who enjoy traveling if they’d like to share about their trip – make a quick slideshow with some pictures of the trip and ask them to share anything that was particularly helpful for their travels.

Alternatives:

  • We’re currently offering a program called Passport Pals for kids in elementary school where they learn about a new country during every program with activities, games and snacks that correlate to that country.
  • Promote online resources and print material that works well for travel – AtoZ World Travel or AtoZ U.S., plus we have TONS of travel books for countries and cities all over the world.

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During the month of April, I’ll be participating in the 2018 Blogging from A to Z Challenge. For this year’s theme, I’ll be offering you a library program plan with everything you to need to re-create it at your own library. Most of these programs we’ve offered in the past, others are programs I’d like to try in the future. I’m always looking for new inspiration and I thought you might be too!

#blogbookaday: The Antlered Ship

30 Jan

12Summary:  “An inquisitive fox sets off on a seafaring voyage with a crew of deer and pigeons in this enchanting tale of friendship and adventure.

Marco the fox has a lot of questions, like: how deep does the sun go when it sinks into the sea? And why do birds have such lizardy feet? But none of the other foxes share his curiosity. So when a magnificent ship adorned with antlers and with a deer for a captain arrives at the dock looking for a crew, Marco volunteers, hoping to find foxes who are as inquisitive as he is that can answer his questions. The crew finds adventure and intrigue on their journey. And, at last, Marco finds the answer to his most important question of all: What’s the best way to find a friend you can talk to?” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this book up, but I was pleasantly surprised by the story of adventure, friendship and the quest to answer questions. With a sailing ship, stormy seas, pirates and soggy sailors this delightful story of friendship is perfect for the kids in your life that ask questions from dawn until dusk and are always looking for adventure. Follow along with Marco, Sylvia and Victor as they search for the perfectly tasty island and the answers to the unanswerable questions that Marco continues to ask.

Personal Reaction: I absolutely loved the illustrations in this book – they are draw in pencil and pen and then colored digitally and they are soft and detailed and perfect for this adventure story on the open sea. I also loved Marco’s questions about the world – maybe not your typical questions, but questions I can totally see young children asking when they curious about the world around them.

Title: The Antlered Ship
Author: Dashka Slater
Illustrator: The Fan Brothers
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
Publication Date: September 12, 2017


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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