#LAFE Krio

This LAFE translation comes from Westerville South (Ohio) student Mani. Thank you so much, Mani! You can find this set of #LAFE signs along with all of the other translations in the #LAFE Library.

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2020 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

This post features the final work from our lovely Natasia who has moved on to a full-time library job where she doesn’t get to show off her art skills, but she does get things like healthcare and better pay. Ahem. Natasia brought limitless creativity and beauty to our community. Those things will still be a

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#LAFE Akan & Twi

This LAFE translation comes from the work of four wonderful people who wish to remain anonymous. However, I can say that it was a partnership between a school librarian, a teacher, a student, and the student’s grandmother. Here’s what the librarian shared with me:  I received this today from a teacher in my building:   Akenkanbea ye obiara dea (Twi) I conferred

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#LAFE Quechua

This Quechua LAFE translation exists because of two awesome people. First, there’s librarian Sarah Prokop. She’s the founder of Librarians Unite and is an all-around badass human. Second, it turns out that Sarah’s brother-in-law is musician Tayta Bird! He was able to provide me this translation through Sarah. Check out Librarians Unite here, and like

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#LAFE Dakota

I am so excited that an Indigenous language is the first new set of signs for 2021!!! You may also notice that a few more signs have been added to my traditional set. This is a result of checking my color contrasts using WebAIM. I knew that some of my original color choices were bad

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Storytimepalooza!

While going through thousands of files in my quest to rebuild my blog, I came across one of the very first images that I created when I began overseeing our Children’s Library in 2013. This was either one of my earliest Photoshopped images, or it was built with either Word or Publisher. Yes, you can

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Where Is HAFUBOTI?!

Due to a series of very unfortunate events, I’m needing to recreate Hafuboti from the ground up. Currently the only thing available on this site is the #LAFE Library. Until things settle back down, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or requests: [email protected] I truly appreciate your patience with this

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THE FOOL

Back in 2014 I had a moment in my life where I could almost literally feel the change in my life’s path. I was sitting in a Rheumatologist’s exam room, and he had informed me that I was the poster child for Fibromyalgia. He gave me some reading material and said he’d give me and

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Cat Fans

Before last year’s Kitty Café I had an idea. You see, it tends to get pretty hot in our small meeting room during this event, even if we pump up the A/C beforehand. So it’d be nice to have fans to give to people. And, in the way my mind works, I came up with

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2019 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

If you happen to like this sort of run-down on themes, then you might want to check out my 2017 and 2018 posts. I mention Natasia throughout this post quite a few times. In case you’re unaware of who she is, she was my right-hand creative rock star who did the vast majority of the

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2018 CHILDREN’S LIBRARY THEMES

This post is meant to be an overview, and not a blow-by-blow breakdown of how we did it. If you have any questions whatsoever about anything you see here, there, or anywhere on my blog, then don’t hesitate to ask me! Either on social media, or at [email protected] I must give credit to my right-hand assistant and

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#BlackLivesMatter at Libraries

If you missed my post featuring an explanation of why #BlackLivesMatter, then take a few minutes to give it a read. Please feel free to download, modify, and/or share any or all of these images. As always, you don’t need to credit me on these – and please don’t on the image itself since it

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For Your Consideration

Several years back, a white woman took me aside and explained to me the why of #BlackLivesMatter. It’s my hope to reach out to my regular readers, as well as to anyone else who cringes when hearing the reply of “all lives matter,” but isn’t sure why. Simply put, let’s take #BlackLivesMatter and apply it

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2017 Children’s Library Themes

This post is designed to be a fast ‘n furious update about what we’ve been up to at our Children’s Library this past year. If you have any questions whatsoever about anything you see here, there, or anywhere on my blog, then don’t hesitate to ask me! Either on social media or at [email protected] Now

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The Golden Library Card

Several years back (10-12-13 to be exact) was when our library first participated All Hallows Read, I had collaborated with my husband Bruce to make a very short comic story to give out to trick-or-treaters based on an old folktale. I wrote about it extensively at that time, and will merge that information into this

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